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Apostle’s Creed, part 9

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,

      was crucified,

I’ve written, in a previous post, about how The Passion of the Christ affected me. I think it is an important movie, but I haven’t been able to re-watch it in nine years. I am a somewhat hardened old coot, but Gibson’ graphic depiction crushes me. Not because it is too brutal. Oh, no; if anything, I would guess that Gibson was spot-on. Given mankind’s capacity to devise methods to create pain, I’d say that it was probably understating what Jesus experienced. Continue reading

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