Monday, November 07, 2005

Kingdom of Heaven--great movie

I watched Kingdom of Heaven over the weekend and, despite the graphic, head-splitting carnage, thoroughly enjoyed it. If you haven't seen it yet, the story is about the Crusades and of how one Knight(played by Orlando Bloom) who is given the responsibility of protecting Jerusalem against Muslim attack. He sees how Jerusalem belongs to all faiths who have had a part there--Jews, Muslims and Christians. What he ultimately fights for is the right of all to have access within her walls. He, as well as a bishop and others around him, struggle with the hypocrisy of religion, especially that of their own and how it strays from what they knows of Jesus and his ways. How timely a movie, especially as the headlines over the weekend have been of religious intolerance and warfare.


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