How I Differ From Catholics
The medieval mystic St. Anne Emmerich influenced Gibson's script. Apparently during the middle ages, popular piety put great emphasis on Christ's physical sacrifice. His wounds pointed to "the fulfillment of Christ's love because God humbled himself by taking on vulnerable flesh and died to free mankind from death...Christ's death was a perfect sacrifice that destroyed the power of sin, and therefore death over humanity." http://www.holycross.edu/departments/visarts/projects/kempe/devotion/wounds.html
I have no interest in religious disputation and will not engage in it. I am not a Catholic but agree that imitating Christ's self-mortification is a valid religious path. I was born a Jew but do not subscribe to Judaism either.
I do not know if Christ was God. I suspect he was a man who was totally imbued by the Divine Spirit and perfectly expressed the Divine Purpose. His message was that if he could do it, so can we. I think this is what he means when he says, "none can come to God but through me." We can experience our Divinity by obeying God.
I believe that God is Reality. We were put on earth to unveil God's Plan, both personally and collectively. However the spiritual heirs of the Pharisees are creating a new world order dedicated to Lucifer and not God. They are defining truth and goodness not in real terms but according to their narrow totalitarian agenda.
They are turning the world upside down. Most of our assumptions about society are a lie. I am more convinced than ever that the Harold Rosenthal Interview is an accurate expose. http://www.savethemales.ca/000334.html
Gibson's "The Passion of Christ" could have reminded us of our Divine nature and responsibility. Instead it was a medieval passion play. I appreciate that many people were inspired and uplifted. I am glad and respect that. Please do not attempt to convince me I should have been inspired as well.
Recently a young man asked for advice about religion. For the benefit of a few like him, I am going to conclude with my reply:
"If I were you, I would not associate with any religious organizations. I would also shift my focus from scripture to your immediate life and your immediate relationship to God. I would try to be silent or take long walks and clear my head. Then I would listen for God speaking to you. In other words, have an immediate relationship with your Creator and focus on improving your life and behaviour by bringing more harmony, peace, love and order into it.
You can still read the scriptures for inspiration but let your day be your religion, how you live, how you embody the principles in which you believe. Too much religion seems to remove people from their actual life.
I don't pretend to be a success myself in these terms but it represents my ideal."
Henry Makow Ph.D. is the inventor of the board game Scruples and the author of "A Long Way to go for a Date." His past articles exposing feminism and the new world order can be found at www.savethemales.ca His email address is henryatsavethemales.ca