Thursday, October 18, 2007

Powerful Christianity

Another one cited by Truemors. Beliefnet's list of the most powerful Christians in Hollywood includes Mel Gibson:

His "Passion of the Christ" changed everything for Hollywood when it comes to matters of faith, waking up the powers-that-be to the box office potential of the Christian audience. Since then, "making the next 'Passion'" has been Hollywood's own unique Holy Grail quest, resulting in movies successful ("The Chronicles of Narnia") and disappointing ("The Nativity Story"), and leading to the creation of FoxFaith and other religion-focused studio subsidiaries.

Not surprisingly, Martin Sheen also made the list:

Sheen, an Emmy and Golden Globe winner, has often been quoted linking his faith and his activism. "You know, the essence of the Gospel of Jesus was extremely radical, and that's why they killed Him," he told one interviewer. To another he said, "It doesn't really matter how much of the rules or the dogma we accepted and lived by if we're not really living by the fundamental creed of the Catholic Church, which is service to others and finding God in ourselves and then seeing God in everyone--including our enemies."

Or seeing God in Flip Wilson. I vaguely remember a dramatization of Genesis (on the show "Insight") in which Martin Sheen played Adam and Flip Wilson played God. The only scene that I remember is one in which Adam was holding a puppy, but told God that the puppy was not quite right (Genesis 2:20).

Just had to bring up that story. It's stuck with me for decades.

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