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Hip and Thigh: Smiting Theological Philistines with a Great Slaughter. Judges 15:8

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Basic Idiot

Paul Verhoeven, acclaimed director of such cinema "masterpieces" as Basic Instinct, Robocop, and that abomination, Starship Troopers, that still causes sci-fi writer Robert A. Heilein to spin in his grave, is taking a break from making pornographic, ultra-violent films to write a new biography on Jesus.

The working title is called Jesus of Nazareth: A Realistic Portrait. To be published in September.

What is Verhoeven's working thesis that will send many weak faithed church goers into a spiral of doubt? Get this: Mary was raped by a Roman solider! No way! I have never heard that one before! That sure is a different take than what Dan Brown offered, for sure.

And because he is a working scholar of that outstanding club of academics, The Jesus Seminar, I am sure he will interact in scrutinizing detail with all the evangelical apologetics supporting the orthodox, biblical picture of Jesus.

For some reason, I sense a film coming along sometime later next year.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Ransom said...

How could you have omitted his greatest masterpiece - Showgirls?

9:59 AM, April 24, 2008  
Blogger JL said...

Fred,

Josh McDowell, either Evidence or More Evidence Demands a Verdict has a bit on an ancient accusation that Jesus' father was a Roman Soldier.

Blessings,

Jeff Vaughn
Co-author Beyond Creation Science
http://BeyondCreationScience.com

10:34 AM, May 03, 2008  

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