The Passion revisited?

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  1. Boanerges

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    So what is Mel Gibson doing after his blockbuster movie “The Passion of the Christ”? Trying to revive another dying language.


    Here are some quotes from an article:

    Beyond that, Gibson has remained cryptic about the film's content. He did mention, however, that one of his major inspirations is the Popol Vuh, a sacred manuscript of mythic stories written in Quiché (a Guatemalan Mayan language) shortly after the Conquest. There has already been speculation from the apocalyptically inclined about how a Gibsonian reading of the Popol Vuh might dovetail with Christian millenarian prophecies of the End Times. So perhaps Apocalypto won't be so far removed from Passion territory after all.

    [Update #1: Here is a more extended report of Gibson's linguistic comments, from the EFE News Service via Factiva (apparently translated from English to Spanish and back to English):
    The director, who said his fascination with the mysteries of the Maya drew him to the project, told reporters that the production would treat Maya culture with great respect.

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    Gibson's "new beginning" interpretation seems to resonate with certain New Age readings of the Popol Vuh and other Mayan sacred texts. One popular theory, as mentioned on the apocalyptic page linked above, is that a great cataclysmic event will occur on December 21, 2012, when the Mayan calendrical cycle is said to end. There is a whole body of mystical New Age literature on this subject, as a Web search on 2012 quickly reveals. One blurb for the book Maya Cosmogenesis 2012 says that in the fateful year "a new age is expected, one in which humanity will mutate spiritually into a new relationship with space-time and the material universe." Whether Apocalypto relates to these fanciful theories is perhaps known only by Mr. Gibson himself.]

    http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002631.html


    another link:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/4469008.stm
     
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    I'm just wondering what does this have to do with The Passion of Christ?
     
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    Glad you asked. Many made Mel Gibson their "pastor by proxy" when they bit on all of the supposed "holiness" surrounding the Passion movie. Even the SBC got on the bandwagon. If Mel releases this movie, and it is about mayan mysticism, how will they feel about their spiritual guru then? Maybe it will bolster the sale of mayan mystical books, the same way it propped up the sales of the Catholic mystics books that the movie was predominantly based on. :eek:
     
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    I believe Mel Gibson is Catholic and does not claim Jesus Christ as his Savior.

    The Passion was a great movie, but I wouldn't make Mel a pastor any time soon. Many lost people have done great things for the Lord, but He's still going to tell them He never knew them if they are without Christ.
     
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    This is an interesting series about the accuracy of the movie and its "Mystical" connections:

    http://www.seekgod.ca/gibson.htm

    at the bottom of each part there is a link to the next part.
     
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