Coming across this "news" story today, was a powerful juxtaposition with what I am experiencing in MY world. My, how the "other" world struggles to find means of escaping having to deal with God in the flesh. It matters not that there is absolutely NO evidence for what this man claims...as long as it contradicts the Christian tradition then it is viable to the world.
I suppose it makes all the sense in the world that if you wanted to read a Biography of Jesus that you'd turn to a maker of such profound movies as "Starship Troopers" (You know the one where he turned an outstanding and profound sci-fi book into a steaming pile of mindless pre-teen special effects extravaganza.) and "Robo-Cop."
As a Dutchman, Mr. Verhoeven knew which target was easiest and safest to hit (cf Theo Van Gogh). But, really, our Lord is no stranger to such attack. We who are experiencing Holy Week right now know how Jesus submitted to the insults, the buffeting and the spitting. Neither a Dutch filmmaker nor the "Jesus Seminar" can insult our Lord (or His Mother)...His passion is voluntary and expressed the reality of a Love than cannot be understood in the midst of such desperate speculation.
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