Essay on Does the movie THE PASSION bring about anti semitism

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The Passion of the Christ, by Mel Gibson has taken America by storm. In the US alone, it made $83,848,082 its first weekend. As of April 25, 2004 it has grossed worldwide over $364 billion. Not bad for a movie with a budget of $30 million.

The movie is subject to a lot of criticism. People are worried about many things. Are the images depicted correct? Is it too gory? What will people’s reaction be? Will any demographic of people get hurt from the movie? A Catholic teacher from California was fired for offering students extra credit to see the Passion. (It is a rated “R” movie) There are many other problems too. Does The Passion bring about acts of anti-semitism? This will be
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I feel really inspired” Subject is agitated

Do you harbor any resentment towards the Jews?
“ Well, I cant believe that the Jews got away with what they did for so long. I mean, just look at what they did.”

But do you resent them for any reason?
“I don’t know. I mean they killed Jesus. Murder should never be tolerated. So I guess I do. I love Jesus, and what he did for his people, and the Jews should pay for what they did. I really cant believe they got away with this for so long. They must pay.”

Any religious enlightenment? Would you become more religious?
“I am the same as before, but more motivated. I am more proud of my faith”


Age Group:

Long Island


Extra Pertinent Information:
Grew up religious. Not religious now.

Thoughts before movie:
Reminded of his mother, because he grew up religious. Sometimes attends religious services on holidays
Would you consider yourself an aggressive or easily agitated person?
“Haha. I have my moments”

Do you consider yourself a religious person?
“Not really. I grew up religious, but I am not now. I believe in Jesus though”

Do you think the movie will make

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