Rush Limbaugh said he got a private screening of “The Passion” from Mel Gibson and he’s gushing about it on the radio. “It got me down deep,” he says. “It’s not entertainment in the Hollywood formula.” It is entertaining, but that’s not the point. He says it just barely touches on the Resurrection, you have to use some of your imagination. He said it’s not dressed up; there are no tricks.
“I wouldn’t call this… a religious movie. There’s no attempt to persuade. It’s just a factual historical account of what’s in the Bible that no one has ever protrayed to this extent with pictures,” he said. We’re a nation that doesn’t believe it until we see it, and this event in human history has never been protrayed the way it is in this movie. There’s nothing held back. “I sat there and I was tense during the whole thing and for about two or three minutes afterward, I didn’t move.” It’s not a sermon or preaching.