Film reinforces faith

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I can’t get over the diatribes against Mel Gibson’s film, “The Passion of the Christ.” I saw it twice and thank Mr. Gibson for helping me to realize that God in the person of Jesus loved me so much that He was willing to endure the “cruel, obsessively gruesome . . . torture” to pay in advance for my sins. Kathryn Wrye must indeed be a very sensitive, caring human. I’m sure she is outside abortion mills vomiting at the realization that doctors are puncturing the skulls of babies and vacuuming out their brains in the birth canal to prevent them from taking that first breath that would guarantee them protection under law.

As for Mr. Suridat’s conclusion that Christians (and Jews?) have been persecuted because they have not recognized Allah and Mohammed, I have read the Koran (written 600 or 700 years after Jesus sacrificed Himself to pay for the sins of the world), and I will take my Lord who taught us, 1) that “those who live by the sword, will die by the sword” and 2) to love our neighbors as ourselves, over Allah who constantly commands his followers to kill the infidels whenever and wherever you find them.

Ms. Nast promotes an upcoming film based on “real facts of history.” Her last sentence speaks of the conspiracy of the Pope (Pius XII) and Hitler. Isn’t it odd that Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, Albert Einstein, Moshe Sharett and Chief Rabbi Isaac Herzog, at the end of WWII, expressed their gratitude to the Holy Father, calling him a righteous Gentile who saved hundreds of thousands of Jews. In fact, Israeli historian Pinchas Lapide, who served as Israeli Counsel General in Milan, had interviewed many Italian Holocaust survivors who owed their life to Pius XII. It wasn’t until the 1963 debut of “The Deputy,” a play by Rolf Hochhuth, a left-wing West German, that this campaign against the Catholic Church began.

It’s all on the Internet folks.

Agnes Peterson