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September 19, 1990 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
In Denys Arcand's Jesus of Montreal, Jesus may have moved from Nazareth, but He still confronts the temptations proffered by Satan and takes on the Pharisees. In Arcand's arch and eclectic satire, the seductive devil these days is - what else? - a lawyer. And the Pharisees are sleazy advertising men who worship mammon in a television studio instead of a temple, and whose goal in life is to peddle a new beer by selling sex with the suds. The last major director to consider the life of Jesus was Martin Scorsese, whose superb, courageous and deeply spiritual The Last Temptation of Christ was venomously attacked by clergy representing a wide range of denominations.
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March 20, 2007 | DEBBIE WOODELL
MAKE NO mistake, Kittredge Cherry did not set out to write "Jesus in Love" to advance the cause of lesbian and gay rights. In fact, engaging in that long-term battle on the religious front made her "sick to death," she writes in the introduction to her novel, an account of a Jesus with both heterosexual and gay desires. "I was working as the ecumenical officer for the Metropolitan Community Church, and in this role, I was advocating for equal rights for gay and lesbian people in the church," Cherry said in a recent telephone interview.
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December 4, 2002 | By Trish Boppert
Drive, He said . . . Thanks to gas-frugal Rev. Jim Ball, the topic of which vehicle the Son of God might drive has captured the nation's attention. Now that the Rev. Ball has already gone there (in an apparently Jesus- approved Toyota Prius, no less), there's no putting a lid on the speculation. Why stop at what Jesus would drive? How about prophet-approved tires, gasoline, and roadside assistance plans? Surely He has a soft spot for Manny, Moe and Jack? And then there's the troubling question of air fresheners.
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October 26, 2000 | by Joshua Green
Last week, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals launched a new ad campaign that features an image of the Shroud of Turin and the slogan "Make a Lasting Impression - Go Vegetarian. " PETA explained in a statement that it "chose Jesus as its new 'poster boy' because he is widely believed to have been a member of the Essenes, a Jewish religious sect that followed a vegetarian diet and rejected animal sacrifices. " Jesus a weed-eater? It's not a new claim, but a new spin on an old one. Vegetarianism's true believers have long held that the Garden of Eden was a meatless paradise ("And God said, Behold, I have given you . . . the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat," Genesis 1:29)
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April 29, 2011
EASTER Sunday is the holiest day in the world. Our Savior rose from the dead, sacrificing his body and blood to save us. Jerusalem is the most holy city in the world, where Jesus was laid to rest. There is so much turmoil there between the Arabs and Jews, but it's sacred ground that should be worshipped with no spilling of blood. Our Lord preached there, and miracles were performed there. I wish for peace in the whole area. Leave the land pristine for the Savior to come back.
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September 20, 2012 | By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
ROME - Is a scrap of papyrus suggesting that Jesus had a wife authentic? Scholars on Wednesday questioned the much-publicized discovery by a Harvard scholar that a fourth-century fragment of papyrus provided the first evidence that some early Christians believed Jesus was married. Experts in the illicit antiquities trade also wondered about the motive of the fragment's anonymous owner, noting that the document's value has likely increased amid the publicity of the still-unproven find.
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August 19, 1988 | By BEN YAGODA, Daily News Movie Critic
It is only one of the ironies surrounding "The Last Temptation of Christ" that the publicity and resentment generated by fundamentalist groups bitterly protesting the movie's release have turned it into a box-office smash. Here is another irony: No one is better able to appreciate this movie than the devout Christians who are protesting it. If you have a deep interest in Jesus, you may find the movie infuriating, but you will probably also find it consistently engaging and at times inspiring.
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December 3, 1987 | By Douglas J. Keating, Inquirer Staff Writer
"Let's all go on down to Gainesville" urges the opening song of Cotton Patch Gospel, for in that Georgia town something big has happened - a boy named Jesus has been born to a virgin named Mary. No, this isn't the second coming of Christ; it is the story of the first retold in a grits-and-cornpone context with a Jesus who calls his Heavenly Father "Daddy" and whose chief disciple is a fellow named Rock, who is recruited while bass fishing. Those big doings in Georgia translate into a small, somewhat fatuous but likable musical, and in the Walnut Street Theater Company's zesty, very well- performed production, which opened last night, it can be liked a great deal indeed.
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November 18, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho man accused of firing an assault rifle at the White House believed he was Jesus and thought President Obama was the Antichrist, according to court documents and those who knew him. At one point, he even suggested to an acquaintance that Obama was planning to implant computer tracking chips into children. Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, 21, of Idaho Falls, was charged yesterday with attempting to assassinate the president or his staff. He is accused of firing nine rounds at the White House Friday night - one cracking a window of the first family's living quarters - while Obama and the first lady were away.
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April 6, 2007 | By The Rev. Donna Schaper
Many see this holy day as the day that Jesus died for our sins. I think not. I think Jesus died with our sins. There is a big difference. In the first formulation, Jesus is not really human but instead God, the pure and holy. In the other, Jesus is really human and has his own faults, which he takes to his death. The first formulation, we have "atonement": Everybody is a bad guy, Jesus overdoing his virtue and humanity underdoing its. The second formulation is "At-one-ment": There is room for that great character, the shadow, who is often eliminated from both Christian and American plays.
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March 28, 2016
Robert J. Hutchinson is the author of "Searching for Jesus: New Discoveries in the Quest for Jesus of Nazareth - And How They Confirm the Gospel Accounts" (Thomas Nelson) Millions of people will flock to their churches this Sunday and then enjoy Easter egg hunts, elaborate brunches, and family celebrations. The question is: Why? After all, Easter is the celebration of one of the most absurd claims in history: that Jesus of Nazareth was seen alive again after dying on a Roman cross.
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March 26, 2016
Christians marked Good Friday in churches and on the street, recalling the passion and crucifixion of Jesus. At Visitation BVM Church in Philadelphia's Kensington section, parishioners reenacted the Stations of the Cross with Cuong Vy in the role of Jesus, carrying a cross through the streets. Many churches held services between noon and 3 p.m., the hours traditionally marked as the time Jesus suffered on the cross before dying. Pope Francis's Good Friday service at the Vatican was livestreamed on the Internet.
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March 20, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, TELEVISION CRITIC
The live TV musical trend takes a new direction this weekend as Fox marks Christians' Palm Sunday with The Passion , a two-hour retelling of the Easter story. This time, it takes place in New Orleans and stars Jencarlos Canela, a Cuban American singer and star of NBC's Telenovela , as Jesus. What can we expect when it airs at 8 p.m.? Here's what we know so far: 1. Though the Lenten tradition of the Passion Play goes back many centuries, the format for Fox's version comes from the Netherlands, the country that also gave the world Big Brother . Each year since 2011, the story of Jesus' death and resurrection has been reenacted three days before Easter in a different Dutch city, broadcast live, accompanied by pop-music performances.
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March 20, 2016
Orlando R. Barone is a writer in Doylestown Catholics notoriously know nothing about Bibles, and I was a good Catholic. I'd heard little snippets at Mass, but I never read anything out of an actual Bible until, at age 18, I decided to try it. I did realize that the stuff about Jesus was in the New Testament, so I flipped through the preliminary material and eventually got to the Four Gospels. Great. I would read one of those. I saw right away that Matthew and Luke were out of the question - too long.
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December 21, 2015
Robert J. Hutchinson is the author of "Searching for Jesus: New Discoveries in the Quest for Jesus of Nazareth - And How They Confirm the Gospel Accounts" (Thomas Nelson) In the midst of the annual battles over how a pluralistic society should properly recognize an important Christian holiday celebrated by 70 percent of the population, there is one question rarely asked at this time of year: Just who was Jesus of Nazareth, anyway? Some claim that Jesus didn't exist at all, and that Christianity evolved out of pagan Gnostic redeemer myths or Greek stories about "dying and rising gods.
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December 11, 2015 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
TIME TO SAY what everyone's thinking: The three prosecutors involved in the Porngate email scandal must have something on D.A. Seth Williams. Maybe just geeky high school pictures. But it's hard not to wonder if something beyond sheer arrogance is driving Williams to protect his boys at all costs. Why else would a guy with unapologetic political aspirations continue to protect the jokers bringing him and his office down? Even Williams' own Democratic cohorts are finally speaking out. And for a group who overlook all kinds of nonsense from their own - Here's looking at you, MIA City Commissioner Anthony Clark!
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September 25, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
In November 1985, sibling sons of Glasgow Jim and William Reid - then the centerpieces of the metronomic Jesus and Mary Chain - released their first and best album, Psychocandy . It's an album that remains definitive and influential for its meeting of early Beach Boys-like melodies and slowed-down Velvet Undergroundish noise. With shadowy guitar feedback as fuzzy as their hair, the sunglass-wearing brothers' seminal surging sound and dry, minimalistic rhythm was a sonic primal scream topped by lip-licking romanticized lyrics that were alternately syrup-sweet (literally, as in "Just Like Honey" and sinister, "In a Hole")
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September 14, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
IN A LETTER to a judge, former youth-football coach Leon Watson said he emulates Jesus and denied allegations that he sexually abused boys. "It hurts me to hear them lie about something like this. I try my best to be like Jesus Christ. I even got some of them baptized," Watson, of North Philadelphia, wrote to Common Pleas Judge Timika Lane. Parts of the letter were read during Watson's sentencing hearing yesterday by Assistant District Attorney Branwen McNabb, who prosecuted the case with Assistant D.A. Brandon Jaycox.
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July 17, 2015
"WHO AM I to judge?" I've heard that a lot lately, from my recent lunch companion who didn't even blink at the waiter with the pierced nipple (visible through his uniform) all the way up to Pope Francis, who makes it a point of speaking off the cuff on airplanes, balconies and the other end of a telephone. In between those two extremes are the rank and file Americans who think that tolerance means not expressing an opinion about moral standards, or lack thereof. In this "don't bully" society, etiquette trumps authenticity.
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June 24, 2015 | BY DAN SPINELLI, Daily News Staff Writer spineld@phillynews.com, 215-854-5906
IT'S A THURSDAY night in Kensington, and a hectic boxing practice is winding down. "Butts down!" a coach yells at the 20 boxers, and the 10-to-15-year-olds all drop to the floor for push-ups. As the clock ticks closer to 6 p.m., they hang up their gloves, grab some water and towels and follow their coaches into a large auditorium off the training room. Everyone waits silently. Suddenly a bald man wearing an open-collared white shirt strides into the room from the rear. They know Buddy Osborn.
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