Wednesday, April 11

Dress up Jesus and 300

Not entirely sure what I think about this one... I don't want to be overley precious about things and have no sense of humour - and I can see this could be amusing. So long as it doesn't offend people or distract from the importance of the fact this bloke Jesus really was put on a cross-without the bunny rabbit slippers, flippers, snorkel, tutu or pirate clothes, and really did die. And thats not where it ended. Hurrah.

I had a pleasant Easter day - I had breakfast with my friend Kat from up North, had lunch with Mum, Hamish and Jill and did some study before going to a party at the house Tahnee and Andrew are housesitting. Decent place - pool, tennis court, projector onto wall for large TV/movie viewing, fusball table, playstation with dance mats and singstar... lots of fun things that I could't justify owning, but am willing to make us of! And they have stunning view over water from Tinderbox. I missed out on church on Easter Sunday (ironic as for some people it might be the only time they do go!) but enjoyed the Tenebrae service I went to on Good Friday. I always quite liked the Tenebrae services at school with just readings, quiet, candles and maybe a few songs. This one was quite good although as well as readings, there were some comments about them and they seemed a bit simple and annoying - I would have preferred to reflect without the comments of 'When Jesus said 'it is finished' he meant that it was finished...'. Maybe they were slightly more in depth... but not much! Afterwards we had hot cross buns at Ruth's house with lots of people, before running away to the movies to see 300.

An interesting choice for Good Friday - plenty of reminders of brutal killing.... certainly Tahnee was right in her description of 'gory with lots of ugly people'. Still, it was enjoyable enough. And there was lots of yelling - things like 'FOR SPARTA', 'WE ARE SPARTANS' 'FOR GLORY'. Actually there were quite cheesy lines:

Persian Officer: Fools! Our arrows will blot out the sun.
Stelios: Then we will fight in the shade!

Spartan King Leonidas: SPARTANS! Ready your breakfast and eat hearty... FOR TONIGHT, WE DINE IN HELL! [ok I added the caps but that's how it was said!]

Xerxes: Imagine what horrible fate awaits my enemies when I would gladly kill any of my own men for victory.
Spartan King Leonidas: And I would die for any of mine.

1 comment:

Tahnee said...

Ahh, yes sparta was goary, with ugly people... But I forgot to describe the beautiful people!! (topless buff guys!)

Tee hee.

Tee hee.... you know what I mean.