I will not be seeing Paul Verhoeven’s new film about Christ. I know that people will say that I need to be more open-minded and look at all possible “truths” into the life of Christ. They’ll say we have no proof that Jesus is the son of God and that we need to consider all possibilities. They’ll say that those of us who refuse to see the movie are bigoted toward others’ points of view. They’ll call us religious nuts and neo-cons. Whatever, read this from the Washington Times.
So much for Hollywood’s days of the sweeping Biblical epic, I suppose, but a film director and author of a controversial book on Jesus Christ has announced he’s found the financial backing to produce a film on the Christian Messiah that will contend that Jesus was just a good politician, one born after his mother was raped by a Roman soldier, but a man most certainly not the Son of God.Director Paul Verhoeven, most famous for having brought movie goers the 1987 film Robocop, is looking to begin filming his newest flick based on his own book, Jesus Of Nazareth.Verhoeven’s 2008 book dismisses the Bible’s chronicling of miracles performed by Jesus Christ not to mention asserting that Jesus’ birth was less than immaculate and indeed was the result of Mary being raped by a Roman Centurion. Verhoeven also claims to debunk the fact that Judas Iscariot — one of the Twelve Disciples — betrayed Jesus to Roman authorities just previous to the crucifixion.