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Subject: Iranian Movie about Jesus
Date Posted: 4/29/2008 1:33 PM ET
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http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-jesus29apr29,0,4241795.story

Above is a link for a new movie made by an Iranian director, about the life of Jesus.  Jesus is depicted as a prophet, but not the son of God.  The English title is "Jesus, the Spirit of God."   The movie has been screened at the Philadelphia Film Festival. 

Date Posted: 4/29/2008 10:25 PM ET
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The Muslims recognize Jesus differently than Christians. For Christians and non-believers it would be for entertainment purposes I suppose. 

Date Posted: 5/7/2008 8:05 PM ET
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How very interesting. Fascinating to see how others see things and concepts we rather take for granted and assume as universal truth. I wonder if there's a hope in the world that it will ever come to Des Moines, Iowa. <sigh> Probably not. Maybe the library can get it for me in time. Thanks!

Date Posted: 5/8/2008 9:13 AM ET
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I think it's very interesting too!  We may get the movie here in Kansas City - hopefully!  I think many people don't realize that Muslims recognize Jesus as a prophet. 

 

Date Posted: 5/8/2008 11:06 AM ET
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Thanks for posting this Beverly!  I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for it to come out on DVD :)  The Islamic traditions and theQuran's teachings about Jesus are what  led me to that religion, and will keep me from being a full fledged "Chrisitan".    It is a beautiful and peaceful religion, that reveres many of the same prophets as Judaism and Christianity, there are far more similarities between the 3 than differences, especially in the older historical stories of the region.