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This is really off topic but after watching this snippet, youtube gives you four somewhat related videos you can watch. One of them is a debate between Cleese, Palin, Malcolm Muggeridge, and the Bishop of Southwark, Mervyn Stockwood. The debate was centered around how the movie Life of Brian was making a joke of Jesus.
It's been a long time since I saw it, and I have to say that when I saw it last, I did not consider myself a Christian, but it was my memory that it was not about Christ, but about Brian who lived during the time of Christ. The movie showed some of the political, social, and religious backdrop of the time. Brian had a somewhat parallel life to Christ, but he was not Christ. Mudridge and Bishop Stockwood were appalled at making jokes about Christ and Cleese and Palin defended the movie as saying that nobody should be held captive by a belief or ideology and we should be willing challenge ideas. But except for a brief comment by Palin, nobody made any attempt to separate Christ from Brian.
Maybe my memory has faded and certainly my perspective has changed, but that doesn't describe the movie that I thought I had seen.
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That's how I took it--Brian clearly was in the vicinity of Christ, and Christ was in the background, never on camera. At the same time, they were poking very pointed fun at the willingness of mobs to leap to conclusions about situations very close to scenes from the Gospels.
I'm with Texan99 on this one. I remember the mob chasing Bryan and gaining possession of one of his sandals, which instantly became an object of veneration. In a stab at historical accuracy, who knew Pontius Pilate had a bad stutter?
I guess I'm not crazy after all (at least not about this). It's strange that Palin and Cleese would not make that clear in the debate. Of course, if they had, it wouldn't have been much of a debate, so maybe, this was just a made for TV debate.