Remember that book I sent once on Potter's Lifemastery? The games continue ...
Jesus and Pontius Pilate at the heart of the crossfire representing the only choice we have, because it is always there that the only question that matters is asked: "What is truth?"
Hmmmm, Pilate or Judas? Judas sought a violent revolution. Judas spitefully sold out Jesus because Jesus refused to lead that violent revolution. Judas repented of sending an innocent man to his death. Judas could not find forgiveness. Judas kills himself in despair because he can not undo the evil he has done. [Is this a metaphor for Europe since the French Enlightenment?]Mel Gibson gives us an extraordinary portrait of Pilate as a likable poll driven temporizing Roman politician who knowingly sends an innocent man to his death. This Pilate then blames others because he, Pilate, had the authority to prevent the execution and chose not to use it rather than risk his political career. Pilate's betrayal of Jesus forges political alliances which endure for over a decade after which Pilate loses out in a power play by a new Syrian governor and is forcibly retired to what is modern day France. [Throw in that Post-Modernist line (What is truth?) and is this not a metaphor for too many contemporary American Catholic politicians?]Ghee I can't decide which of those two offer us more meaningful iconography.
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