It seems unlikely that Christian protests will be able to prevent Verhoeven from making the film -- he recently obtained funding -- and the controversy may offer the film the kind of free publicity that helped Martin Scorsese's "The Last Temptation of Christ," and Monty Python’s "The Life Of Brian."
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By The Huffington Post | June 27, 2012
“If you look at the man, it’s clear you have a person who was completely innovative in the field of ethics. My own passion for Jesus came when I started to realize that. It’s not about miracles, it’s about a new set of ethics, an openness towards the world, which was anathema in a Roman-dominated world. I believe he was crucified because they felt that politically, he was a dangerous person whose following was getting bigger and bigger. Jesus’ ideals are about the utopia of human behavior, about how we should treat each other, how we should step into the shoes of our enemy.”
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