Verhoeven wrote in his book that Jesus was a radical prophet who performed an exorcism and was convinced that he would find the Kingdom of Heaven on earth, and did not know that Pontius Pilate would sentence him to death on the cross. This will be used as part of the script for the film along with a discount of miracles performed by the power of God found in Jesus. Jesus will be portrayed as a radical ethicist and prophet whose message has become too politically powerful for the Romans to accept and tolerate lazily. While this version of Christ’s life may not seem blasphemous to Verhoeven, it most likely applies to many who call themselves Christians. Given Hollywood’s adaptationist policies of harnessing today’s popular political ideas, one has to wonder if producers will find a way, directly or indirectly, to accuse Jesus of homosexuality.
Paul Verhoeven has made successful films in the past such as Robocop, Total Recall and Basic Instinct. What is happening in the United States is growing hostility and intolerance towards Christian beliefs and values, which many perceive as an attack on religious freedom. In today’s American culture, you can be a Christian as long as you don’t live your faith, vote for your faith, take a stand with your faith, or believe that others should accept your faith. In other words, you can be attractive in private through tabernacle of the testimony, but you must remain socially irrelevant. Today’s liberals in society and in Hollywood resent you if you refuse to yield to their pressure. If you disobey or disagree with them, they will either brand you as a radical (many of whom are liberals themselves) or reject you as a village idiot.
Most people do not realize the power in the name and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. They do not wear many important things, such as baptism and the end of prayer. All they are given is a powerless religion on which they base their assessment of Christianity. So the church should be ashamed. However, the intolerance of some has caused most Christians in the United States to compromise or simply ignore these religious fanatics. Few Christians, if any, call them what they really are: ignorant liars. If ignorance is a blessing, well, these people should do it. But let’s remind Hollywood and everyone else that they are wrong by not attending this movie. In fact, if Christians simply refrained from watching wicked films and television shows, then such material would not be commercially successful. Let’s go where it hurts, in their wallets. But let’s get it right and we wish you all a happy day in Jesus name.