Artifacts and/or Relics

In my little mini-rant about the commercialism of The Passion of the Christ, I was only partly sure that Mel had participated in the icky passtime of the selling of Jesus. I mean, he probably legitimately made the movie to fulfill a spiritual need of his own and to evangelize to the rest of the world. And you can’t really avoid commercialism when you’re trying to sell a movie. Right?

But, good grief, nail pendants and coffee mugs?

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3 Responses to Artifacts and/or Relics

  1. jadedju says:

    I feel completely legitimate in hating the movie without ever seeing it, but I wonder if my position would be just a bit stronger if taken while wearing a nail pendant?

  2. Mordant C. says:

    I haven’t seen the film but I think I’d rather like a nail pendant. It would totally go with my stuff.

  3. Sunidesus says:

    One thing that’s been bugging me tho’ is that everyone is all pissed off about the nail pendants or mugs or whatever, but that stuff has been available in Christian stores for years! I remember a friend showing me a cross made of nails that he was wearing as a necklace when I was in middle school (at least 10 years ago) so this isn’t really a new subject. At the time I remember thinking that it was in incredible way to remember what Jesus did for us. I think a lot more people are probably buying the stuff because of the movie, but it’s always been out there.

    OK. That was substantially longer than I intended, but oh well!

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