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March 19, 2004
A Severe Case of Cluelessness

You can lead a horse's ass to enlightenment, but you can't make him think. [Who said that? I did! -- Ed] A couple who had just gone to see Mel Gibson's powerful and controversial film, The Passion of the Christ, felt so moved by their experience that they debated the nature of God and the Trinity on the way home from the cinema.

So far, so good.

Unfortunately, when they decided to re-enact a couple of the scenes from the movie in order to resolve their debate, the police were called in:

Davidson, 34, and her husband, Sean Davidson, 33, were charged with simple battery on March 11 after the two called police on each other. They were released on $1,000 bail.

According to a police report, Melissa Davidson suffered injuries on her arm and face, while her husband had a scissors stab wound on his hand and his shirt was ripped off. He also allegedly punched a hole in a wall. ...

"It was the dumbest thing we've ever done," she said.

No kidding. After watching POTC, I would expect a lot of quiet reflection, perhaps some discussion of the theological, historical, and cultural significance of the experience of Christ and of the film itself. At the very least (if your discussion involved JB Doubtless), you'd talk about how attractive Monica Belluci is when she doesn't have dirt all over her face. Call me crazy, but in my mind, smacking your wife in the face and stabbing your husband in the hand runs somewhat counter to the message of the film and the Gospels.

The arresting officer told the press, "I think they missed the point." Yeah.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at March 19, 2004 5:49 AM

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