Excerpted from http://www.sltrib.com/2004/feb/02252004/utah/142209.asp

Robert Millet, who teaches ancient scripture at Brigham Young University, said it was tough to watch all the violence, but important nonetheless.
"The word 'whitewash' may be too strong, but that's how we [Mormons] sometimes treat the reality of Christ's suffering," Millet said. "We don't want to think about how horrendous it really was."
He found the ending, with its hint of resurrection, "appropriate."
Millet addressed the issue of the movie's R-rating, which may keep many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from seeing the film.
"I don't generally go to R-rated movies, but this is another experience where the rating system has betrayed us," Millet said.
He pointed to recent statements of LDS leaders, which said only "to be wise, judicious and discerning in our movie choices," Millet said. "We are not watching Freddy Krueger, after all."
The story of Jesus' death on the cross is "so central to human history," he said. "I needed to experience this to know what other churches see."

-- Steven Montgomery [EMAIL PROTECTED]

"I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book." (History of the Church, Vol. 4, page 461)

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