Sunday, March 13, 2005

Ramesh Ponnuru on The Passion of the Christ on National Review Online

An excellent article appears on National Review Online from Ramesh Ponnuru. It first appeared a year ago, but the editors at NRO, obviously realizing that Easter is approaching, felt it necessary to re-post it. The article is actually a review and meditation of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ." It is entitled "
A Movie and Its Meaning.." Here is a sample quote:
"Leaving an advance screening of the movie, I ran into a college classmate I had not seen in years. She works for a mass-market pop-culture magazine. 'It's hard to get beyond the ultraviolence,' she said. 'It's obscene.' I nodded. She was right. That's the point: What we did to Christ was obscene."

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