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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1110 on: April 18, 2014, 02:04:41 PM »
Only a clip, but it's funny

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1111 on: April 18, 2014, 11:53:53 PM »
The Passion of the Christ. Tomorrow I wrap up my Lenten religious movie viewing with the last part of Jesus of Nazareth.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1112 on: April 19, 2014, 01:12:36 AM »
Passion of the Christ
The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
    It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;
    There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
    Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs —
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
    World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.
 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1113 on: April 19, 2014, 01:23:33 AM »
Thus far no one has mentioned the best Pontius Pilate in all of cinema: David Bowie.

Bowie was great

Can you post a clip?
 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1114 on: April 19, 2014, 10:37:46 AM »
Thus far no one has mentioned the best Pontius Pilate in all of cinema: David Bowie.

Bowie was great

Can you post a clip?

It's from a film that is considered sacrilegious, so it probably wouldn't go over well here. The scene with Bowie is not sacrilegious though.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1115 on: April 19, 2014, 12:28:29 PM »
Captain America.

Kind of weak and boring.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1116 on: April 19, 2014, 02:27:20 PM »
47 Ronin.
Pretty good; I liked the movie but didn't like the exaltation of the Japanese code of Bushido.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1117 on: April 19, 2014, 11:39:49 PM »
Captain America.

Kind of weak and boring.

The new one, or the first? I liked both, but I really enjoyed the second. I'm seeing it again on Monday with a friend who wants to see it.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1118 on: April 19, 2014, 11:45:28 PM »
After watching Jesus of Nazareth and The Passion of the Christ so close together, I think I've switched my definitive Christ film from Gibson's to Zeffirelli's. Both are great, but I was really moved by JON this year. For some reason, The Passion just made me numb when I watched it; I only felt very deeply when Our Lord was rejected by the Sanhedrin, and the scenes where Our Lady laments at the scourging, and when She meets Him on the Via Dolorosa. I think I need to skip watching it for the next few years.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1119 on: April 20, 2014, 07:41:58 AM »
After watching Jesus of Nazareth and The Passion of the Christ so close together, I think I've switched my definitive Christ film from Gibson's to Zeffirelli's. Both are great, but I was really moved by JON this year. For some reason, The Passion just made me numb when I watched it; I only felt very deeply when Our Lord was rejected by the Sanhedrin, and the scenes where Our Lady laments at the scourging, and when She meets Him on the Via Dolorosa. I think I need to skip watching it for the next few years.

I have a hard time choosing between the two because they are so different.  I think they are definitive in their own ways.  However, I have not seen the latter in quite some time, so I would like to do that next year.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1120 on: April 20, 2014, 11:08:01 AM »
The Passion of the Christ.
 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1121 on: April 20, 2014, 10:41:52 PM »
but didn't like the exaltation of the Japanese code of Bushido.

Really? Bushido is the most valuable Eastern philosophy I can think of.

The way of the warrior is to consider oneself as dead so that one can serve his master with absolute loyalty. While one cannot adopt Bushido as it stands, there is much of value for a Christian to mine from this material. Consider that your daimyo is Jesus Christ and reread the texts.

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1122 on: April 21, 2014, 10:12:53 PM »
but didn't like the exaltation of the Japanese code of Bushido.

Really? Bushido is the most valuable Eastern philosophy I can think of.

The way of the warrior is to consider oneself as dead so that one can serve his master with absolute loyalty. While one cannot adopt Bushido as it stands, there is much of value for a Christian to mine from this material. Consider that your daimyo is Jesus Christ and reread the texts.

I often have a copy of Yamamoto Tsunetomo's book close at hand.

Yeah, cutting off innocent heads and taking their rice. Real good stuff to emulate there.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1123 on: April 21, 2014, 11:37:01 PM »
but didn't like the exaltation of the Japanese code of Bushido.

Really? Bushido is the most valuable Eastern philosophy I can think of.

The way of the warrior is to consider oneself as dead so that one can serve his master with absolute loyalty. While one cannot adopt Bushido as it stands, there is much of value for a Christian to mine from this material. Consider that your daimyo is Jesus Christ and reread the texts.

I often have a copy of Yamamoto Tsunetomo's book close at hand.

when i was training with the Bujinkan i tried very hard to reocncile the two concepts. i wasn't able to in the end.


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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1124 on: April 22, 2014, 01:42:42 PM »
but didn't like the exaltation of the Japanese code of Bushido.

Really? Bushido is the most valuable Eastern philosophy I can think of.

The way of the warrior is to consider oneself as dead so that one can serve his master with absolute loyalty. While one cannot adopt Bushido as it stands, there is much of value for a Christian to mine from this material. Consider that your daimyo is Jesus Christ and reread the texts.

I often have a copy of Yamamoto Tsunetomo's book close at hand.

when i was training with the Bujinkan i tried very hard to reocncile the two concepts. i wasn't able to in the end.

I don't advocate "reconciliation". As Tsunetomo himself says, "It is bad when one thing becomes two." He goes on to say that the study of another way should not confuse the practice of your way, but strengthen you in it. This is sound advice. Bushido as it stands is a pagan philosophy, and so in one way is no different than the works of Plato or Aristotle (though it's not as deep as those in many ways). However, as St. Augustine reminds us, we may plunder the wisdom of the pagans just as the Hebrews plundered the treasures of Egypt.

Bushido has much to offer the Christian. It is a doctrine of putting one's master first, of absolute loyalty, of avoiding negligence, of being dead to the self so that one may strive to the utmost in the service of one's lord. But the point of studying Bushido is to become a better Christian, not to practice Bushido.
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