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Perhaps for some, Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ provides a profound spiritual experience, as it painstakingly details the agony Jesus went through in the final 12 hours of his life. Gibson seems to feel, as do a number of viewers, that by concentrating on the physical effects of scourging, limb dislocation, and nails piercing flesh, that the sacrifice at the root of Christianity is made palpable, made unforgettably visceral. I was initially com

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