The Ten - movie spoof on the 10 Commandments

Urgent Action Item!

.By Michael Whitcraft
Blasphemy is often excused by labeling it “art.” However, this sophism cannot be used to justify a low-budget comedy called The Ten, set to debut August 3. There is simply no way it can be considered as art or anything other than a cheap and perverse attack against God’s law.

The film is made up of ten short skits, each of which portrays the breaking of one of the Ten Commandments. This is particularly distasteful for Americans, the majority of whom consider the Decalogue sacred.

Predictably the film is grossly immoral. In perhaps the worst skit, a 36-year-old “virgin” goes to Mexico and has an affair with “Our Lord” who is present for the Second Coming. The movie is rife with this type of meaningless blasphemy.

“What I find surprising about reports I have read on the film,” said TFP Webmaster John Horvat, “is its utter lack of intellectual content. It is literally made up of filthy jokes a naughty elementary school students might have penned.”

But the creators are not elementary students; they are amateur filmmakers, giving them the possibility of using pornography and perversity in unimaginable ways. This includes portraying a woman fornicating with a ventriloquist’s puppet and a group of men who get together to “get naked.”

Another scene reportedly has inmates in prison telling a story of “brutal sexual abuse”… is this supposed to be funny?

However, what is particularly offensive about the film is its blasphemous content. To mock the Ten Commandments of God’s law is bad enough, but portray the sacred person of Our Lord Jesus Christ, deflowering a woman is even worse.

This is an offense that must be answered. The honor of Our Lord demands it. That is why the American TFP web site is asking all its readers to send an instant e-protest to theaters featuring the film on opening day.

“Since we are reaching the theaters instead of the producers, each message will be more effective,” said Mr. Horvat.

You can get involved now. Here are two easy ways you can help defend the honor of Our Lord.

tfp.org/what_we_do/index/the_ten_protest.htm

‘Jesus’ deflowers virgin sexpot in new comedy
Some Christians outraged as Hollywood’s hottest spoof Ten Commandments

By Joe Kovacs
© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com

An amorous Jesus character played by Justin Theroux gooses a virgin librarian (Gretchen Mol) in “The Ten,” a film spoof based on the Ten Commandments

A new comedy spoof on the Ten Commandments portrays Jesus Christ deflowering a sexy virgin, and is raising some eyebrows in the Christian community.

“The Ten,” rated R for pervasive strong, crude sexual content, language and some drug material, stars Jessica Alba, Winona Ryder, Gretchen Mol and Liev Schreiber among others.

The movie which opens Friday features ten separate stories, each inspired by one of the Ten Commandments from the Holy Bible.

“If you’ve ever stopped yourself from murdering someone, then you yourself have been following the Ten Commandments without even knowing it,” clowns director David Wain on the film’s website

wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=56917

A report I saw today on World Net Daily (got the link via New Oxford Review):

wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=56917

A new comedy spoof on the Ten Commandments portrays Jesus Christ deflowering a sexy virgin, and is raising some eyebrows in the Christian community.

“The Ten,” rated R for pervasive strong, crude sexual content, language and some drug material, stars Jessica Alba, Winona Ryder, Gretchen Mol and Liev Schreiber among others.

The movie which opens Friday features ten separate stories, each inspired by one of the Ten Commandments from the Holy Bible.

“If you’ve ever stopped yourself from murdering someone, then you yourself have been following the Ten Commandments without even knowing it,” clowns director David Wain on the film’s website.
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I hope this film bombs BIG TIME.

Unfortunately, it will still be available for years on DVD.
Mocking God seems to be the new thang in comedy. When Christians sit back and do nothing, they will continue.

What to do???

Mimi

Thanks, Angela!

I registered my complaint and sent the web site URL to my buddy list.

Hope that movie isn’t in our theaters here…

God bless,
Mimi

I saw this movie and it’s not as you describe whatsoever. These are ten harmless stories that use the ten commandments as a thematic launching off point. I thought some of them were funny and some of them were not, but none were blasphemous in any way. In fact I found it refreshing that filmmakers are using Bible text as a basis for storytelling, and think Hollywood should do more of this.

The complaints about the film seem to be based on erroneous reports.

I expected as much when I saw the OP quoted World Net Daily. I have found this site’s accuracy to be on a par with The Onion, but without the tongue planted firmly in the cheek.

So the film doesn’t show Jesus Christ fornicating with a woman?

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