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One of the strange parts of The Passion of the Christ is where Satan carries a grotesque "baby" during the scourging of Jesus. And I stumbled across an article that explains the scene.

"Again," said Gibson, "it's evil distorting what's good. What is more tender and beautiful than a mother and a child? So the Devil takes that and distorts it just a little bit. Instead of a normal mother and child you have an androgynous figure holding a 40-year-old 'baby' with hair on his back. It is weird, it is shocking, it's almost too much—just like turning Jesus over to continue scourging him on his chest is shocking and almost too much, which is the exact moment when this appearance of the Devil and the baby takes place."

Posted: 2004-03-16 17:00:59

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