The Zionist Conspiracy
Thursday, March 11, 2004
Stupid Letter of the Week
The Jewish Week published a moronic letter from Mariane J. Nicosia, who wrote:
I’m 27 years old and I think it’s refreshing that Mel Gibson has created a film for young Christians such as myself who don’t know the history and orthodoxy of Christianity and is willing to tell the story of Jesus as “it is as it was.” I just want to go on the record and say that any anti-Semitism that comes out of me won’t be coming from his movie “The Passion of the Christ.” It will come from Jewish groups who have contrived and convinced the media that audiences should fear anti-Semitism in the film, knowing full well the strong anti-Christian sentiment that exists in our secular society.
The real fear of “The Passion” is not anti-Semitism but acceptance of Christianity in the Jewish community, or to put it more precisely, fear of rejecting Judaism to conversion to Christianity. And overall it’s really sad that the controversy has divided people among religious beliefs and has suppressed Mel Gibson’s original intention to bring people together to discuss Christianity beyond the superficialities.
Rather than reject anti-Semitism but argue that "the Passion" is not anti-Semitic - as Mel Gibson himself does - Nicosia indicates that Jewish groups who supposedly "contrived and convinced the media" in a manner she disagrees with justify her own hatred for Jews.
Perhaps less hateful but certainly no less stupid is Nicosia's argument that criticism of "the Passion" comes from Jewish fear of conversion to Christianity.