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After playing Jesus in Mel Gibson’s blockbuster film The Passion of the Christ, actor Jim Caviezel became the poster boy for Catholics who wanted to use the film to share their faith. Playing that role also got Caviezel blacklisted from Hollywood films. In 2011, Caviezel told First Baptist Church in Orlando, Florida that he had “been rejected by my own industry” after playing Christ in Gibson’s film. Responding to Gibson’s warning that “you’ll never work in this town again,” Caviezel said, “we all have to embrace our crosses,” and went ahead with the role, only to learn that “Jesus is as controversial now as he has ever been” and that “not much has changed in 2,000 years.” Seven years after the release of The Passion of the Christ, Caviezel tried to put a Christian interpretation on the wreck of his career by claiming that “we have to give up our names, our reputations, our lives to speak the truth.”

Caviezel, unfortunately, can’t distinguish between his reputation and his career because even if Passion wrecked his Hollywood film career (but not his ability to earn money on TV), it established his reputation as only a $600 million world-wide blockbuster could do. The film industry may have known about him after The Count of Monte Cristo, but the world recognized him after The Passion of the Christ.

This, of course, leads to the next question. If Caviezel is willing to risk his career “to speak the truth,” why did he become involved in an anti-Iranian propaganda film like the newly released and quickly forgotten Infidel? At this point, we will let Caviezel speak for himself, as captured during a Fox news report flogging the film:

First of all, my job is to get people into the theater. Second, how is this relevant today? It’s relevant because we have this thing call cancel culture and if Christians don’t watch out, it will be canceling Christianity as well because a lot of our pastors, our bishops, our priests, they’re laying right over; they’re letting their churches be burned. Alright, how do we know that? Well, it’s right there in the news. Statues being ripped down. They don’t say anything. And I watched a movie that Mel Gibson did, Braveheart, where you have the English, who are the bad guys, against the Scots, but the real bad guys were the guys who were collaborating. That’s why we’re in this situation right now. We can’t go to churches; we can’t go into our church. Why? Because it could get contaminated, right? So why are we on airplanes? I have friends that have committed suicide. I have [Navy] Seal buddies who have lost seven of their friends, committing suicide, and would it have helped to get into a church especially during this time? Absolutely. And is it good for mental illness? Yes, it is. The collaborators in our faith, this is where the persecution starts. You’ve got to have guys in your faith that won’t stand up to the governors, that won’t stand up to the mayors. And that’s why the Gospels are very much alive right now. I got to play Jesus. Some of us love Peter or Paul. But there are many of us now who are flat out Judases, okay? Or they’re Pontius Pilates or they’re Pharisees, and it’s a bloody shame if you can’t tell the difference between a priest or a bishop and a politician. And it’s really sad, but this is called luke-warmness. And Christ has a very special place for them, and they know it.

After the awkward pause which ensued when Jim ran out of things to say, Shannon Bream, the Fox News Info Babe, jumped in and opined: “Well, we’re out of time, but it’s important for us to be sharing our faith.” Jim then signed off with a disgusted look on his face. Or was it frustration at having been so inarticulate? Or was he frustrated by the fact that he was trying to make sense of a film that was as inarticulate in its way on the screen as he was on Fox News. So why are we on airplanes, Jim?

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Infidel is certainly a film about how “it’s important for us to be sharing our faith.” In Infidel, Caviezel plays a “Christian blogger” who gets betrayed by an Iranian friend, who in spite of his secular banter at a birthday party for his daughter is a violent Islamic fundamentalist. We find this out later when the cops remove one of the Persian carpets on his wall, revealing the door to his secret Islamic man-cave, a room replete with a picture of the late Qasem Soleimani and another picture of himself preparing to fire an rpg at the same type of infidel he just invited to his daughter’s birthday party. During the course of the party, the Iranian father becomes upset with his daughter, who is dating an infidel who drives a fast car and nearly rear-ended the car which Caviezel and his wife drove to the party. The daughter mysteriously disappears, and we learn later that her father, the admirer of General Soleimani, murdered her for assimilating in the same way that he did into Washington society, or was it for her lack of duplicity? Either way, the point is clear. You can’t trust an Iranian. They may talk a good game, but sooner or later they will reveal their true colors.

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  1. anon[858] • Disclaimer says:

    Please Click Below to purchase and download

    What bs is this, Jones is demanding money for the entire article? Unz should drop this greedy bastard!

    • Agree: Tom Verso
    • Disagree: ariadna
  2. A123 says:

    Iranian Ayatollahs and Mullahs exist only for hate. So, it is inevitable that Iranian leaders hate Christians and Jews. However, two wrongs do not make a right. Christians do not hate the Iranian people.

    Ultimately, it is up to the people of Iran to over throw the hate of sociopath Khameni and rejoin the civilized world. Until then, they will bear the burden of living in submission to the Ayatollah of Hate, he who brings despair to the Iranian people.

    PEACE 😇

  3. The actor seems to speak wisdom in his own way as does E. Michael. Jones in what I have read. The murder of the Iranian general is maybe simply ignorance rather than selling out – is there a welfare system which supports truth speakers who become unemployable? Shia/Catholic v Sunni/Protestant – the same old archetypes being played out for eternal purposes.

  4. Anonymous[369] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    What bs is this, Jones is demanding money for the entire article? Unz should drop this greedy bastard!

    C’mon man, EMJ is a treasure and any writing he gives us is gold. To call EMJ greedy, with his humble existence— no car but only a bicycle for transportation, selling self-published books from his residence, cross-country travel by hitching rides with a friend who delivers RVs from Elkhart, Indiana, etc., is ludicrous. Don’t begrudge EMJ for trying to keep just a little food on the table.

    Btw, in reference to the article, many Christians are alive today in Syria because of Iran and its hero General Soleimani. As a Christian I love Iran and Iranians.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  5. Anonymous[369] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Although I’m a Trump supporter, I would cringe when Trump would brag about killing General Soleimani. I, as a Christian, view General Soleimani as a hero who protected Christians and other minorities in Syria from certain death from the Israel and U.S.-backed Salafists.

    • Replies: @Art
  6. TwistTie says:

    Check out Jim Caviziel in the show “Person Of Interest”. It was a CBS show and is probably on Amazon prime or Hulu, Netflix ( and sometimes repeats are shown on cable tv) It’s about citizens being watched by cameras everywhere etc – The Machine predicts murders and Jim and his team must save the Vic before it happens , while the team itself is in danger . The Machine vs Samaratin ( evil DC swamp)

  7. Dumbo says:
    @anon

    LOL. The guy has been fired from his teaching position, had his books removed from Amazon, his accounts deleted from Twitter and Youtube, and is likely living on a budget.

    Is it him who is “greedy” or you who are a cheapskate?

    • Agree: ariadna
  8. There is no career, only Christ.

  9. @A123

    https://program.almanar.com.lb/episode/42374
    ayayay, these Iran supported Shias and their “eternal hatred of Christianity” watch this video to confirm your zionist phariseeic opinion,. A opinion i am certain you came to after much study and not at all from a bulletpoint sheet or the very very very trustworthy US msm.

  10. @A123

    Wow! You’re ignorant. Have you ever tried reading Iranian news to get their point of veiw? IRNA or PressTv? There more than 600 Christian churches in Iran. Every year IRGC officers wash the graves of Jews who served in the Iranian military in the war against Iraq. The largest Jewish population in the middle east (outside of Israel) lives happily in Iran and are even granted special privileges such as the right to posses and consume alcohol. Hezbollah has strong alliances with Christian militias in Lebanon. Just watch Julian Assange’s interview with Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah you’ll be surprised.

    One more thing, after the assassination of General Soleimani, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah proclaimed that no American civilians or non military personell should be harmed in retaliation only legitimate military targets.

    It is you who are the hater your ignorance and lack of curiosity give you away.

    • Thanks: Ann Nonny Mouse
    • Replies: @A123
    , @showmethereal
  11. @anon

    You do realise that EMJ’s books are all censored at Amazon. The gate keepers who are racking up billions are unhappy with the writings of a Christian scholar. The pigs of the NWO are treading with their hoofs on the jewel of EMJ. I just purchased two of his books: Logos Rising’ and ‘ The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit’ and I had to pay for their transport by DHL. As someone who spent thirty five years of his life in business, I say that these two books are one of the best investments I ever made.

    In a world where your ticket to riches and fame is to kowtow and grovel to the corporate masters of discourse, E. Michael Jones is the ultimate resistance fighter.

  12. A123 says:
    @Imam Hussein

    ROTFLMAO

    Do you ever get tired of lying for your Anti-Christ Muhammad? Or, do you state these blood libels out of incompetence?

    Your blind, unquestioning obedience to the Ayatollahs of Hate makes you pathetic.
    ____

    Let us stick with proven facts: (1)

    Iran’s Jewish population topped 100,000 in the years before the Shah of Iran was toppled in 1979 by the country’s Shiite Muslim clerics. Today, the number of Jews has dipped to below 9,000.

    If Iran is so great…. Let us apply the Iran model in Jewish Palestine. Would you support a 90%+ cleansing of the Muslim population there? If not, “Hypocrite” is your first name.
    ____

    Hezbollah has strong alliances with Christian militias in Lebanon.

    Is that why Iranian al’Hezbollah butchered hundreds of Christians and injured thousands more in the NASRALLAH-SHIMA blast in Beruit? After expending that many Christians as human shields, Iranian al’Hezbollah has a rapidly diminishing reputation in Lebanon and Syria.

    With Iran’s impending bankruptcy, your terrorists are on their last gasp. They will soon be permanently defanged as a threat to those who believe in God, instead of your imposter Allah.
    ____

    Feel free to keep lying if that makes you feel better.

    Your desperate incoherent flailing is outstanding comic relief.

    PEACE 😇

    • Thanks: Onan the Barbarian
    • Troll: Ann Nonny Mouse
    • Replies: @Imam Hussein
  13. @A123

    Blood Libel? Isn’t that an anti semitic canard? Why would you accuse me of blood libel?
    I just thought that was odd…kind of out of nowhere you know, like ,why would you even be thinking about blood libel? It’s so archaic. Who even says that anymore?

    I had to look it up…blood libel…interesting. Apparently, Jews have a nasty rumor that follows them where ever they go. Throughout the centuries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Central and South America, all over the world an alarmingly large number of people are accusing Jews falsely of kidnapping, child sex trafficking and even ritual murder. It’s really the mental health crises of our time apparently, along with antisemitism in general. This world wide scourge of delusion still baffles social scientist and law makers alike. I mean, it’s almost like a virus, these false allegations, just dogging these poor people.

    I don’t get it…it boggles the mind, these baseless accusations. And that my friend, is what your blood libel allegation is…baseless, absolutely baseless. I am offended that you would accuse me of stooping so low as to falsely accuse anyone of anything!

    • LOL: A123
  14. Tom Verso says:
    @anon

    Advertisement on Unz Review and E. Michael Jones

    I find it interesting when writers who espouse revolutionary social criticism and change, want to be paid for the ‘opportunity’ to read what they judge to be valuable social analysis and recommendations for social change.

    I have great respect for the truly committed to social reform like Kevin MacDonald (https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net) and Greg Johnson (https://counter-currents.com) who produce volumes of scholarly social/historical analysis free of change; only asking for voluntary support.

    Jones on the other hand charges for all his output. Instead of a free blog/website, he publishes an on-line paid subscription magazine

    I’m surprised at Ron Unz:

    He has written that he will not allow advertisement on Unz Review, yet he allows his site to be used by a journalistic huckster.

    Respectfully

  15. T. Weed says:

    Well, we know who hates Iran, and how they get certain…uh…CHRISTians to do their dirty work for them. Here’s how:

    A strange and ominous mating is taking place before our eyes. Here’s the bride in Boobus Mall waddling through aisles stacked high with wretched excess. Along comes Zion. Despite a yokel distrust of the city slicker, his advances were not rebuffed, because the Holy Rollers, too, anxiously await the longed-for Final Solution of Zion’s enemies. Why? What’s in it for them?
    Well, everything! Here’s the deal. Jesus will come only when the world’s Jews are foregathered in Jerusalem at last, driving Arabs and other Christian sects out. And when He comes, don’t you just know it? He’ll cast every man jack into Hell (and good riddance!) except the Believers. As for the Jews–so goes this scenario–exactly 144,000 of them will convert and be saved.
    But best of all, during the weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth at Armageddon, the Believers, instead of suffering the death we all deserve, will just skip the undignified event altogether and be “raptured”, cholesterol and all, instantly skyward, where they’ll waddle down aisles in Heaven Mall forever, gawking at junk.
    For Zion, tense with the Endgame, this large willing religious floozy came as a godsend, so he put a bag over her head and consummated the marriage.

    • Replies: @Craig Nelsen
  16. @Imam Hussein

    I tried to explain to the clown “A123” on another thread that Christians and Jews live better in Iran (and Syria) than anywhere else in the Middle East. He doesn’t get it. Aside from the fact that yes Assad protected Christians from the psychotic jihadists.

    • Replies: @A123
  17. @T. Weed

    Every year, in DC, there is an event at the convention center for Christians and Jews United for Jews. If you watch the attendees milling about outside during breaks in the festivities, it isn’t hard to tell the Christians from the Jews.

    The Christians are open-faced, enthusiastic, excited to be there. They exclaim their greetings to old acquaintances across large distances and wear brighter clothing. They appear to be relatively well off and willing to devote personal wealth to a higher purpose.

    The Jews are serious, dressed somberly, speak in low tones to each other, and smile only when approached by a Christian. They appear to be relatively well off and there for a purpose.

    Members of both groups are unshakably committed to their purpose.

  18. A123 says:
    @showmethereal

    You tried you Taqiyya lies in another thread and they didn’t work because I know the TRUTH about Jihad’s requirement to lie to infidels.

    Assad protecting his Dhimmi slaves is not a service to Christianity. Unless you want to say plantation owners in the pre-Civil War South were protecting blacks. The TRUTH in both cases is that they were protecting valuable property.

    If you want to lie, I suppose you can… However, no one believes your badly crafted fiction.

    We are all laughing at you, not with you.

    PEACE 😇

    • Disagree: Icy Blast
  19. Who is “we are all”? You and the other ignorant ones? You all sure fit the profile. Check your comment above. I havent seen another comment get so many “troll” designations. Tough to beat.

    • Replies: @A123
  20. A123 says:
    @Showmethereal

    I havent seen another comment get so many “troll” designations. Tough to beat.

    I only got 4 or 5 “Troll” marks from those who fear my TRUTH. Usually many more people fear the Light of the Lord Jesus that I bring.

    I would like to think that the numbers are down because I am guiding others to a better mental understanding of the universe. Alas, that is probably not the case and they are simply hiding from reality. (shrug)

    PEACE 😇

  21. Everything should be FREE . I find it interesting the number of people that believe all authors should exist to supply parasites with FREE information. I am going to assume you either get paid for what you do or you are retired, which would suggest you got paid for working prior to retirement. you parasites sound like JEWS.

  22. Smith says:

    Always know EMJ is a crook.

    I trust christians less than muslims.

  23. Art says:
    @Anonymous

    Although I’m a Trump supporter, I would cringe when Trump would brag about killing General Soleimani. I, as a Christian, view General Soleimani as a hero who protected Christians and other minorities in Syria from certain death from the Israel and U.S.-backed Salafists.

    Let us not forget that Trump had a Jew in is ear at all times – Kushner.

    2016 Trump was Bannon — 2020 Trump was Kushner.

  24. Does Jim Caviezel hate Iran?
    Not as much as he loves sucking on Jewish cocks and accepting Hollywood money. His desperation to get back into the good graces of Hollywood is utterly disgusting. He is actually using his appeal to the Christian evangelicals in news interviews to prove his worth to his masters.

    “Infidel” is likely to be the first one of many movies, documentaries, and news specials that malign Iran. The public must hate the future enemy before going to actual war.

    Not so surprising, the movie comes out just when we are about to inaugurate a new President. I expect Biden to take a harder line with Iran.

  25. Perhaps Iran (and it’s leaders) should stop hating Jesus Christ. Just a suggestion.

    • Replies: @T. Weed
  26. T. Weed says:
    @Tim from Nashua

    Islam has always respected Christianity as “people of the Book”. Those who hate Jesus are the Talmudists.

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