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We Were Disciples

by | 26th, February 2004

‘“I’M expecting a world-changing experience,” said Cindy Hawkswell, one of thousands of fundamentalist Christians who queued up on Ash Wednesday to see the opening of Mel Gibson’s new Jesus biopic, The Passion.

‘Just my ruddy luck to sit behind him…’

She was also expecting popcorn, an enormous vat of coke and a seat that though big enough to take the fulsome American buttock was both snug and reassuring.

And verily it came to pass that Cindy and others like her took their seats and waited for the action to begin.

But the Telegraph’s man in the congregation hears little rustling of sweet wrappers and munching of nachos and notices how quiet the audience was throughout the show.

But the time the movie finished and the audience had stepped outside Cindy and her likeminded cohorts were ready to hug each other. A few even began to pray.

Say what you like about turning a religious holiday into a movie-going marketing opportunity,

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