OK, I just read his Hotel Rwanda Review again...and I have a question. I was going to leave it for you to read yourselves and comment on if you chose, but I can't help it...I read it again and now I have to ask:
Why can't this guy just say it was an amazing movie that moved him deeply?
One that he hopes many evangelicals in America will see? What is the big freaking deal? Is he so on the cutting edge that in order for him to comment on Hotel Rwanda, he has to deconstruct the Passion? Is it impossible to make the same exhortations to the American church without juxtaposing two excellent, and VERY different films? Am I misreading him?
Increasingly, this guy reminds me of the answers given in the presidential debates. Ask him a question, and he will talk but never answer it. Ask him about Hotel Rwanda, and you get a roll-call list of his gripes: religious right, conservative evangelicals, Mel Gibson's movie-- climaxing with the brilliant question posed:
What Movie Would Jesus Most Want Us To See?
Absolutely fantastic! Though I was under the impression that life in the postmodern matrix didn't function well under false either/or dichotomies, here we have one cleverly slipped in by Jesus-- because, I'm sure he would want us to see one movie or the other MORE.
Now, I leave you with the most important question of the day...under the new WWJP(refer) rating system...