The Remaking of Jesus Movies

You can imagine my surprise to find out there have been several re-makes of the passion of the Christ event. Now not to be confused with the movie produced by Mel Gibson called The Passion of Christ but re-makes of the event itself which is called the passion of Christ.

The phrase is often used to refer to the final week of Jesus’ life or a reference to the life of Christ in general. Would you care to guess the title to these movies that are re-makes? Here are the ones I overheard a fellow employee say were re-makes of the passion of Christ.

The first one mentioned was The Green Mile. Yes, John Coffey was Christ. Tom Hanks was Pontius Pilate. Two prisoners were the two thieves. Someone was Barabbas. I forget who.

The argument of persuasion went something like this. John Coffey had the ability to heal. Examples were the woman healed of brain tumor, the guard healed of a urinary bladder infection and of course the raising of the dead. You remember the mouse, Mr. Jingles, don’t you? Squashed to death by Percy yet raised to life by John.

The electrocution of Coffey is a form of capital punishment. So was the crucifixion of Christ. Are you convinced yet? I hope not. Here’s why.

Coffey failed to raise the two little girls from the dead. He tried but his own testimony proclaimed his failure. Where Christ tries, He Does Not Fail! In fact, rather in truth, Christ doesn’t try, He does!! Glory to God

When Coffey died, he stayed dead. When Jesus Died, He Did Not Stay Dead! When Coffey raised from the dead it was an animal. When Jesus raised from the dead, it was human beings.

The second movie referenced as a re-making of the passion of Christ was one of the Superman movies. It’s the one where Superman dies and comes back to life. Lois Lane was Mary Magdelene. The son of Lois and Superman is a picture the relationship of Mary Magdelene and Jesus.

Okay, enough of this rubbish. No evidence of Jesus and Mary Magdelene being intimate. There is no son of the Son of God.

I was somewhat relieved to hear the fellow employee say they came up with this on their own. We have a greek term for these kind of conclusions. It is called BOLOGNA.

Actually what happened here is an over spiritualizing of information. There may some similarities but not enough consistency to argue these movies are a reflection of the life “passion” of Christ.

And you say?

Until next time,



About Hoss

Married w/ 1 daughter & 3 step-children . Ordained minister. I do supply preaching every opportunity I get. Currently employed in a state prison system. Wife & I own a flower shop in a nearby city. I am approaching my late 50's, although I certainly don't look like it.
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