The Bashin' of the Christ This is a conceptual spinoff of another thread, but I felt this would be better as its own discussion rather than a hijack. The premise here is going to be that Christianity takes a lot of heat, especially around here and especially directed towards the recent Jesus movie. For example, Anyee's thread seemingly states that the movie causes violence, and then she had to write one paragraph per sentence of her opening post to defend the statement as an ironic look at how dumb people are. So does the movie cause violence? Are religious people dumb? Another example is a recent Newsweek review of the movie I read, in which the idea is forwarded many times that Gibson wanted to make a homoerotic masochism flick to get himself off and simultaneously demonize Jews. The writer pushes this idea off on the reader so many times one gets the impression that they wish this were the case rather than believing it's the case. Is the movie homoerotic? Does Christianity or the movie demonize Jews? What is it about Christianity in general that's so attackable? Where's the need to bash people's beliefs? Do Christian morals threaten you? Is Christianity so ridiculous that we just can't keep our fingers from exploding into ad hominem immediately upon seeing anything related to the religion? Discuss.