Thursday, May 18, 2006

Why did the crowd call for Barabbas?

Barbara Nicolosi, a Catholic theater critic and supposed screenwriter (though there is no real evidence of that), makes an interesting observation that people will still flock to see Da Vinci Code, eventhough it is banal and boring:

Banality is the mark of Satan's handiwork. He is incapable of contact with the beautiful. It is repugnant to him as are all of the hallmarks of the Divine.

It is necessary for the rejection of Christ in this generation, that they swarm to this movie knowing it is blasphemy AND banal. The crowds didn't scream for Barabbas because he was more charming and good than Christ!


Blogger Mark Wayne said...

The crowd cried out for Barabbas because they did not feel condemed by him. They knew that Barabbas was a thief, and a criminal but they also knew that Jesus was something they could not live up to. They felt they were better than Barabbas but they were threatened by the goodness of one they couldn't understand.
As for Ms.Barbara Nicolosi: she needs to read her Bible, where did she get the idea that "Satan is incapable of contact with the beautiful" second corinthians 11/14 says "and no marvel;for satan himself is transformed into an angel of light" in other words satan presents himself as something good and beautiful, if he presented his true nasty self he wouldn't have many followers would he?

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Blogger Gayle said...

I believe Mark to be right on target with the reason the crowd cried out for Barabbas instead of Jesus. I've always believed that.

However, after seeing some of the nutcases roaming the streets in died hair, nose rings, face paint, leather, chains, dog leashes, etc., I'm not sure he's right about satan not having very many followers if he presented his true self. I think his true self would appeal to some. There are a lot of nuts out there!

12:49 AM  

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