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ClevelandBronco 10-29-2012 09:30 PM

Jesus was a Commie
 
<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/43748489?badge=0" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/43748489">Matthew Modine's JESUS WAS A COMMIE Trailer</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/cincodedospeliculas">Cinco Dedos Peliculas</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

What do you guys think? Anyone heard anything? Is it already on anyone's calendar?

InChiefsHell 10-29-2012 09:35 PM

I don't understand the point at all.

ClevelandBronco 10-29-2012 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by InChiefsHell (Post 9064110)
I don't understand the point at all.

You and me both. I heard Modine on the radio today. He sounded unsure himself.

http://www.jesuswasacommiefilm.com/

ClevelandBronco 10-29-2012 09:42 PM

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/1...n_1069614.html

When times are tough, many turn to religion. And with a world in turmoil, from roiled economic markets to spoiled environment, Matthew Modine is turning to Jesus. But instead of prayer, he's offering analysis and a compelling argument.

Modine is on tour with his new short film, "Jesus Was a Communist," which offers a discussion of the New Testament's messages in the context of poverty, pollution and political unrest. A selection at film festivals throughout the world, the message the veteran actor is presenting also address the Occupy Wall Street movement happening throughout the world and how it relates to the Bible.

"His revolution involved a dramatic change in the way people thought; progressive and liberal thinking in a time of Empire," the film's synopsis reads. "With no army and no weapons, he led people toward a new, more humane way of thinking; toward a philosophy of love and forgiveness. These are ideas explored at this very moment in lower Manhattan and by thousands of Americans across the United States."

stevieray 10-29-2012 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by InChiefsHell (Post 9064110)
I don't understand the point at all.

it all boils down to this....He is the line in the sand.

...you are either with Him, or against Him.

ClevelandBronco 10-29-2012 09:49 PM

Do you think that Jesus presents himself in the exact same way to each individual, stevieray?

KChiefer 10-29-2012 09:54 PM

http://i45.tinypic.com/2hyuq02.jpg

La literatura 10-29-2012 09:55 PM

I like the song.

ClevelandBronco 10-29-2012 09:57 PM

Actually, I'm not planning on going to hell, but I absolutely want to see the film.

Simply Red 10-29-2012 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by ClevelandBronco (Post 9064097)
<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/43748489?badge=0" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/43748489">Matthew Modine's JESUS WAS A COMMIE Trailer</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/cincodedospeliculas">Cinco Dedos Peliculas</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

What do you guys think? Anyone heard anything? Is it already on anyone's calendar?

better hope you're right pal

stevieray 10-29-2012 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by ClevelandBronco (Post 9064172)
Do you think that Jesus presents himself in the exact same way to each individual, stevieray?

need more context.

ClevelandBronco 10-29-2012 10:27 PM

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Originally Posted by stevieray (Post 9064222)
need more context.

I was just responding to the idea that Jesus is a line in the sand.

I was wondering if my line might look different from your line and whether it might not even be in a different place from yours, and whether from my viewpoint I might seem to be approaching the line that he gives me to see, while I might appear to be walking away from the line that he has given you to see.

stevieray 10-29-2012 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by ClevelandBronco (Post 9064339)
I was just responding to the idea that Jesus is a line in the sand.

I was wondering if my line might look different from your line and whether it might not even be in a different place from yours, and whether from my viewpoint I might seem to be approaching the line that he gives me to see, while I might appear to be walking away from the line that he has given you to see.

very interesting concept....since God uses all things for good, and we all have different spiritual and natural gifts..I can gather where you're going with this......I know the path to God is forward and upward, and when we run off course on a rabbit trail, he's constantly working on bringing us back to the narrow path...I still think we'd all end up at the same line...does that make sense?

thought provoking..thanks!

patteeu 10-29-2012 10:56 PM

I doubt that I'll see it. If it was on and I didn't have anything else to do, I'd watch it, but it sounds like it might be the kind of political statement that would be offensive to me. Jesus said we should give the poor the shirt off our back* so I should be able to hand over your shirt whether you want me to or not.

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* Disclaimer: I know so little about the bible that I might have that wrong, but if I do, consider it a parable.

ClevelandBronco 10-29-2012 11:27 PM

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Originally Posted by patteeu (Post 9064445)
I doubt that I'll see it. If it was on and I didn't have anything else to do, I'd watch it, but it sounds like it might be the kind of political statement that would be offensive to me. Jesus said we should give the poor the shirt off our back* so I should be able to hand over your shirt whether you want me to or not...

I will be interested to see whether I can watch this film without filing it somewhere in my political cabinet before I hear what it has to say, but that's going to be tricky. The title of the film alone will make it difficult. Communism is political.

It caught my attention because it seems to be coming from a place in the political landscape that is often openly dismissive of references to Jesus. Jesus was thoroughly apolitical when it came to matters of state. On the other hand, he strongly condemned the politics of religion.

I'm more curious to see this film than I'd be to see a film that was entitled, say, Jesus: Chief Operating Officer With Us.


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