The Right Coast

February 29, 2004
A Better Way to Judge the Passion
By Mike Rappaport

Extremely interesting post assessing The Passion based on previously established guidelines by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and Anti-Defamation League for avoiding anti-Jewish interpretations of the passion story. (Hat tip: Curmudgeonly Clerk) This seems like a powerful way to avoid the controversy of the moment and to fairly assess the movie. Bottom line:

"All in all, the movie meets many of the established criteria for responsible depictions of the passion, but it does not have a perfect score. While the movie is not overtly a work of anti-Jewish propaganda, it could reasonably be interpreted as such anyone predisposed to view it that way."