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Re: point to consider Mel Gibson's _Passion_

From:J. K. Hoffman <ryumaou@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 18, 2004, 13:14
On Monday, February 16, 2004, at 11:46  PM, J Y S Czhang wrote:

 >     point to consider seriously concerning Mel Gibson's movie _The
 > Passion_
 > (despite its possible inhistorical accuracies and New Testament bias):
 >     If it is so anti-Semitic, why is it in Aramic, a Semitic language
 > that
 > Jesus Christ, Jesus ben Joseh or whatever, of Nazareth, definitely a
 > Jew, spoke?

I don't know from anti-Semitism, but I only started to get interested in
the movie when I heard it was going to be all in Aramaic and classical
Latin.  I may not actually know what those languages are supposed to
sound like, but certainly different than languages I usually hear on the
street!  And, no offense to Bill Shatner, it's got to be more
interesting than a movie in Esperanto!!


"It's better to light one candle
   than to curse the darkness."
-Chinese Proverb and The Motto of the Christophers