More “Passion”

The Passion of The Christ continues to draw hysterical criticism. Actor Steve Martin has written a satirical article criticizing the movie as “money-making showbusiness”.

This demonstrates just how out of touch Hollywood is. Prior to the film’s release, Mel Gibson was identified purely as a anti-Semitic traditional Catholic zealot. Now that the film has grossed over $200 Million he is money grubbing.

Where has Hollywood been for the past 40 years? Aren’t they supposed to be in business? If this was such a sure bet from Hollywood’s perspective, a studio would have made this movie years ago. Mel Gibson put up his own money for a film no one else wanted to touch and made an incalcuable risk in using foreign languages for all the dialogue. That’s as far from a sure thing as I’ve ever heard. Now he is called money-grubbing.

Christian groups have been begging for Christian movies for years. When a good one finally comes, they attend in unprecedented numbers. Twelve days after its release, it already ranks as 47th highest grossing movie of all time (I expect another huge bump in sales around Easter). It looks to be in line for the most profitable movie ever released.

This isn’t a demonstration of Mel Gibson’s greed. It’s a lesson in how foolish Hollywood is.


I made fajitas for lunch today. Took the leftovers with me to work.
Man! (or non-gender-specific exclamation), I make some gooooooooood fajita.

Why President Bush will win the 2004 election

From a speech President Bush made on March 8, 2004:

“My opponent spent two decades in Congress. He spent a long time in Washington and he’s built up quite a record. Senator Kerry has been in Washington so long that he’s taken both sides on just about every issue. Senator Kerry voted for the Patriot Act, for NAFTA, for the No Child Left Behind Act, and for the use of force in Iraq. Now he opposes the Patriot Act, NAFTA, the No Child Left Behind Act, and the liberation of Iraq. My opponent clearly has strong beliefs–they just don’t last very long. . . .”

North Koreans for Kerry

State run media in North Korea is pushing John Kerry for U.S. President.

Pyongyang seems to hope victory for the Democratic candidate on November 2 would lead to a softening in US policy towards the country’s nuclear weapons programme.

North Korea knows Kerry will be soft on defense. Hopefully, Americans will realize it in time.

Christianity is unconstitutional?

I’ve been debating a man on a message board about marriage and the Bible.

I’ve pointed out that recent events in Canada and Europe have led to the restriction of the freedom to practice one’s religion and the freedom of speech. (Christians have successfully been sued for “hate crimes” for calling homosexuality a sin).

My position is that the same may happen here. My debating opponent had this to say about the moralilty of the Bible:

I can view what i see as immorality in the bible as absolutely immoral
(this would include espousing a belief that those who believe a different religion
are going to hell. Which of course doesnt really fly with our freedom of
religion beliefs in this country)

He actually believes that Christianity is unconstitutional. He believes Christians are not allowed to hold Christian beliefs. Canada and Europe have already taken steps to prevent Christians from expressing their beliefs. Is the same thing starting here?

How to bankrupt America – 101

John Kerry again is demonstrating a sad lack of foresight. Kerry is now saying he would grant state-sanctioned gay couples all the 1,049 federal benefits married couples lay claim to.

That’s fine Mr. Kerry. How are you going to pay for it?

Now regardless of your position on gay marriage, there are significant consequences to this plan. The impact on Social Security survivor benefits alone would push the federal program past the breaking point.

But then again, Kerry has already made it clear that he wants to raise taxes.