Former Hollywood star Matthew Modine has a short film out called “Jesus Was a Commie.” The trailer seems to show millionaire Modine standing around and looking sympathetically at homeless people. Of course, that’s what Jesus really wanted from us. When confronted with someone in need, look sympathetically on them, and make sure you have a film crew there to film you looking sympathetically on them. Then complain that other millionaires aren’t helping these people. Yeah, that’s what Jesus is all about.
Wait, what letter from Paul was that in again? Oh I guess it’s a new letter. Maybe a letter from Modine to the limousine liberals.
I really do shudder to think of Modine and his crew deciding which homeless people looked homeless enough for Modine to look sympathetically on.
Personally if I’m looking for a good documentary I’m thinking I’ll go with Fr. Barron’s “Catholicism.” I caught a little more last night on PBS and was bowled over. I love it.
November 2, 2011 at 10:12 am
Our parish is hosting a couple of study groups on Catholicism, with study guide, DVD and the book by the same name.
Sure hope this gets more adults in the learning mode when it comes to their faith.
November 2, 2011 at 11:05 am
Maybe next week you can do Modine's movie. Or not.
November 2, 2011 at 11:49 am
How does Modine speak for Jesus? If Modine is a brother of Christ and Modine calls Christ a "commie" guess what Modine is? Bring your money, all your money.
November 2, 2011 at 2:46 pm
Richard Dawkins did say that Jesus was (would be?) an atheist, so it's no stretch to say he would be a communist. And if I can't trust a pop-atheist and Joker from Full Metal Jacket, who can I trust.
November 2, 2011 at 2:56 pm
Matthew Modine has said he is not a Christian.
Which begs the question of what is a non-Christian telling us about our Lord and Savior for?
(I'm a big Matthew Modine fan from his role in did Vision Quest, just asking a question)
November 2, 2011 at 4:04 pm
I think the idiots-per-square-foot factor for Hollywood is approaching unity.
Fr. Barron, on the other hand, has produced what appears to be an excellent and very worthwhile series. I've seen only two episodes, and both were superb.