Could O’Reilly and the people who produced this movie be so ignorant of the “historic” Jesus that they did not know that Jesus was and is a Jew, not an Indian or a Muslim? Are they so ignorant or just so cheap that they filmed with an Indian/Muslim cast outside of Israel? I think it was a deliberate slap in the face of Christians and Jews.
Muslims believe that Jesus was a prophet but do not believe in His divinity or that He was/is the Messiah. It is an insult to all Christians and Jews to have an Indian/Muslim play the part. But what would we expect? O’Reilly wrote the book to show people that Jesus was not the Son of God but just a man and to show everyone His humanity. O’Reilly went to an Ivy League college where they read a lot of books and analyze them. Obviously his Catholic upbringing did nothing to implant the Word of God in his spirit and to show him that the Word of God is powerful and effective, sharper than any two edged sword, dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow.
O’Reilly is not even a believing Catholic much less a Christian. This book and the movie were just an attempt to show the left that he truly is one of them. He has kissed up to Obama throughout his presidency and now has moved a few steps closer inside their camp.
The Holy Spirit moves in everyone not just those who bear the label of Jew, Muslim, or Christian.
Wow.... ellietoo. You are fired up. Cool down and let's go over you post a second. So, Bill and the crew didn't portray Jesus accurately in your opinion. Fari enough. You say they were unaware he was a Jew. I find that accusation highly unlikely, but ok. Let's keep going. So, Jesus should not have been played by a Muslim or anyone from India. Please explain why this is an issue.
Next, you take issue with the Islamic portrayl of Jesus, but completely disregard the fact that Jews do not believe him to be the Son of God either. Nor Mormons. So, none of these people should have been cast in the role either I assme. Is that what you're saying?
Next, you accuse Bill O'Reilly of being a lying fraud. Generally, this is certainly the case, but he says h is a Christian and you have never met him as far as I know, so you are really unqualified to draw this conclusion. Then you end with the biggest nonsense of all, suggesting that O'Reilly's movie and book were secretly part of the liberal agenda. What a bunch of crazy talk. Bill O'Reilly disrespects the President every single night on his program. He has not kissed up to Obama at all. Thanks for sharing your post. Hope you are able to clear things up for me.
 March 30, 2015 at 3:33pm
It is an outright insult to Christ and the Jews for them to have a Muslim play Jesus. If this does not convince people that O’Reilly is not a Christian than they are beyond help. Are the people who produced this so profoundly ignorant of history?
You cannot separate Christ’s humanity from His divinity. He was fully God inside human flesh. If people refuse that concept then they have refused the salvation that Jesus came to offer them. No mere man can shed sinless blood to redeem mankind.
The actor that played Peter could not figure out how Christ stayed so popular for 2000 years? It is not just a religion. It is a relationship with the Son of God who was truly resurrected and who IS truly alive today and who WILL manifest Himself to anyone who sincerely calls out to Him for salvation.
O'Reilly is just part of the deception. He is a Catholic but also a Jesuit. This was all done on purpose to confuse people about the real story the bible speaks of. To have Jesus played by a muslim is shameful. Even O'Reilly stooped to a new low. But again none of this was done by accident. There will be a false Jesus who will appear pretending to be our Lord and Savior. They are preparing for that day.
And wouldn't it be worth it if just ONE of the actors changed the direction of their lives and came to know Jesus as Lord & Savior? I think He would agree to even having a Muslim play Him, if the Muslim was willing to consider who he was playing, if he was sincerely doing research and had a hunger for truth. God will never refuse anyone who "hungers and thirsts after righteousness." He has reached many Muslims who are now His followers. Why not in this way? They may not find Him through this script, but perhaps as they research the Gospels to round out their knowledge (and get the "big picture,"), God can CERTAINLY reach ANYONE. I mean, you don't know the path the man - either the Muslim playing Jesus or any of the other actors or crew members on the set, was on - before getting this role! Jesus did. Don't be so quick to count out the very miracles you're upset with O'Reilly for omitting! As for the actor playing Peter not figuring out how Christ stayed so popular after 2,000 years? YOU know that Jesus isn't just about religion. This many, like many unbelievers, had probably never given Jesus a second glance until this movie came up and he got this role of a lifetime! Instead of being critical, how about praising God for the miracle of regeneration that He did in "Peter's" life? Sometimes we get so far away from our own experience of salvation, that we forget that God uses MANY ways in the lives of all different people, to bring them to Himself.
March 30, 2015 at 10:26am
I see so many people who say they are Christians calling for ‘judgement’ on America. Well, I wish they would reread, (if they ever read) the story of Jonah. God sent Jonah to save a violent, idol worshiping nation but self righteous Jonah thought he was too good to go because he knew God was merciful and would forgive these people if they repented. At the end God tells Jonah about the people AND the animals inside that city that he wanted to spare.
Do you think God has mercy on the people of the United States? It is the leaders of both the church and the government of this country that have caused this country to fall. The people, sadly enough are at the mercy of such people. We do, still however, have good people in this country that our merciful God cares about.
Maybe if people spent less time voicing their opinion online and more time crying out to God for mercy this country would see a turn around. God sent His Son to save not to condemn.
This guy and his family are just one of the many in this country that God wants to spare.
I agree, but I'm not sure what your post has to do with this story, other than the broad implication that we should all strive to be like this "good guy."
I apologize. I didn’t take a moment to understand what you were saying, and thought you were inserting religion into a non religious story in order to attack it. As your post implies, I rushed to judgement. Please forgive my previous post, you are in the right, I was wrong. I'm sorry.
March 27, 2015 at 12:23pm
It is obviously intended to cause controversy. Must be a crappy group if it had to try those tactics to get noticed.
It's called art. And the song is fantastic. And the band was already famous.
 March 27, 2015 at 6:53am
The Bible says that the demons believe in God and they tremble. You can choose to believe whatever you want. God gave mankind a free will. Without a personal relationship with God through Jesus the Christ you are NOT a Christian. You may profess to be one but without the born again experience that Christ spoke of and is also referred to by the writers of the new testament you are not in the kingdom,you are not a Christian.
So called Christian churches that have moved away from the Bible as their source of truth and who make up their own “religion” in order to maintain some sort of authority over their people are the reason for many lost souls in America. Not only do they not teach the truth to their own people but they mislead people outside the walls of their church. Much like the pharisees that Jesus spoke against in His day. He said they make their followers “twice the son of hell that they are.”
Until people get back to Biblical Christianity and start revealing the truth of the salvation that Jesus the Christ brought about for all of mankind the country and the world will continue to get darker and darker.
 March 27, 2015 at 6:28am
The people of the Obama regime celebrate traitors and deserters. They are so full of leftist ideology that they will do anything that the Muslim Brotherhood dominated UN tells them to do.
I wish that people who claim to be Christians would stick to the New Testament and preach Jesus. Jesus did not go around condemning anyone. The first apostles did not condemn anyone. They preached the salvation that the Christ purchased for them.
The salvation that Jesus made possible for humanity will free anyone from any sin if they sincerely give their lives to Him and become a new creation in Him.
It's not the promise of salvation that we atheists have a problem with, although we arent sure why anyone needs that kind of broadbrush salvation.
What really bothers us is the flip side of this offer of "salvation"; which is, " Repent or Else!!"
Some of you choose to go on about the non existant " gay mafia", while completely ignoring the " Mafia Chief" in the heavens: Yahweh/Jehovah/God...you know, the One with extreme insecurity and anger issues...you know; the One who wants to know who you're diddling today
maybe they should take a hint if whats read is condemning ,,and your wrong
Actually, the New Testament does condemn homosexuality and if you are going to preach Jesus Christ you're going to have to confront people with this topic when the circumstances call for it. However, this topic should not be like a one string fiddle that we play over and over while not preaching salvation through Christ, His mercy and forgiveness. The message is that all have sinned and that there is forgiveness for all and that homosexuality and all the other sins need to be repented of and forsaken.
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
Thus, Jesus IS God. So, anything the OT says, Jesus said since He is God. I agree that our message should be love. We love gays and do not want them suffering from their sinful life on earth or going to hell for eternity. It's about our love for them only if they want to hear it though. (Don't throw pearls to swine.)
You need to read it again….Jesus called the religious leaders “whitewashed tombs” and told them their father was the devil. He also beat people changing money in the temple with a whip. Thats the whole Jesus…not the sissy people portray Him as currently. Further, Paul warned us of divisive and false brethren and told us to mark and avoid them. He warned us of wolves in sheeps clothing. We are to judge, but judge righteously.
Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.(Rom 3)
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.2 Tim 4
Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”
Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”John 8
The God of the Old and New Testaments are one. Choosing which verses we like to form the God that we want is Idolatry!
“Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.
“It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. 1 Cor 5
 March 24, 2015 at 10:58am
 March 24, 2015 at 10:45am
I don’t think they would have allowed a “kill the f—ing infidels” shirt either. Offensive is offensive and I like the fact that the airline stands for something other than protecting the offensive.
March 23, 2015 at 4:49am
The fact is that Jolie had so little respect for God that she made 0 mention of Mr Zamperini’s faith in God during the movie. Tales of a total atheist kneeling to pray for sunshine are laughable. it was a good attempt to get Christians out to see her movie and that is it!
The entire reason Mr Zamperini wrote his book was to give God the glory for what He had done in his life, a life that would have ended in suicide had it not been for the mercy of his Savior. The book would never have been written if not for Mr Zamperinni’s salvation and yet Jolie could not find any time for such minor details. She could, however, make sure that rumors of “miraculous” occurrences that supposedly happened during the filming of her movie got released JUST IN TIME for the premier of her film. Disgusting. Just more of the typical marketing techniques of desperate move makers.
I am sure it got the money from the pocketbooks of many American “Christians” who would have gone out to see a movie that weekend anyway because they will watch anything that the far left puts out.
 March 23, 2015 at 4:26am
There seems to be a lot of information missing about this incident. There was a party going on that had some conflict with another Jewish group and somehow spilled over to the synagog? Very unclear.
 March 20, 2015 at 9:45am
I so despise having someone like Jolie use stories of some “miraculous” occurrences as a means of attracting Christians to her movie that has NO mention of God whatsoever in it. Disgusting.
I don't think the miracle was to give any credibility to Jolie, it was to bring more interest in what happened to the rest of Zampirini's life that Jolie ignored.
Why is it that we must belittle every act of bravery or courage, every example of a person overcoming an insurmountable barrier, every recounting of a mere mortal displaying the kind of valour, at which the rest of us can only stand in wonder by saying that he was not responsible because ‘God’ made it possible?
It wasn’t ‘God’ who rode in the command module of Apollo 13 and brought the crew home. It was three brave men and a bunch of pencil necked geeks with pocket liners who did the job. It wasn’t ‘God’ who ran into the collapsing buildings of 911. It was the stupefying brave men of the New York Fire Department. Those brave men who staid on the deck of Titanic and played their instruments until the cold waters of the Atlantic silenced them for ever, did so because they were damned fine people. Men who, knowing that their fate was sealed, continued to play because they knew that their music would help to calm the nerves of those who were about to perish with them.
Why we must diminish these acts and the people who carried on despite their looming fates by attributing their bravery, self sacrifice, honour, valour, love of their fellow man to a Deity is a sad commentary and a mystery.
All this talk of spiritual things and her praying so my question is this. To whom was she praying? All these so called miracles and not one mention of Jesus and not just any jesus but 'THE' Jesus of 'THE' scriptures
There are so many counterfeits out there that being specific is crucial. There is a fake catholic jesus, SDA jesus, JW jesus, mormon jesus and lets not forget the Presbyterian jesus that is not against homosexuality any more
Nothing but end times emergent church lies
Actually there is a scene at the first when he was in church as a boy, where the preacher was talking about Jesus being the savior.. Then in a raft during his 47 day drifting on the sea, he looked up into the stars and promised God (whom the scene has you assume he is talking to) that if God would get him out of there he would serve him the rest of his life. At the end, the update on what became of Louis tells how he later remembered his promise, and became a born again man after visiting a Young Billy Graham crusade. SO the NO MENTION of God is false.. These things were included in the film.. Just not in the same intensity as Laura Hilenbrand did in the book.. The movie is good.. I wish it had not flew thru his younger years so quickly.. It skipped over his heartfelt goal of trying to break a distance record. This goal was such a part of him to defeat that troubled youth that he was. Instead he found after he went through all that pain and torture, the real race was to tell everyone about Jesus so they wouldn't die and go to hell..This was his wish even for the Bird, who had tortured and beat him so badly. That race is more important than any ran with feet!
ellietoo.....Well, I agree. This story is mostly publicity-related. It is a shame she did not see a rainbow horse, even if the PR people DID release it mostly "for attention," like that one book. As for "no mention of God '' ....well that would have been nice, wouldn't it? As they said in the article, there was too much material to cover. But see the comments of Lara below for better.
I want to know why The Blaze is rehashing this story : we already were regaled with stories of Jolie's miraculous answers to prayer for lighting and what not? There isn't enough news that is new that you got to pull this out again? Is this a test to see how long our memories are? Or if we actually read what we comment on? I didn't find it all that compelling the first time - http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/12/08/the-moment-on-her-new-movie-set-that-caused-angelina-jolie-to-drop-to-her-knees-and-pray-for-a-miracle/
Totally agree how she compromised and cheapened his story and testimony by leaving out what transformed his life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRJrS8Vsn_Y
Really Jolie.."Thats a rap" how about Thank you Lord Jesus !!! Who were you praying to anyway?
The fact is that Jolie had so little respect for God that she made 0 mention of Mr Zamperini's faith in God during the movie. Tales of a total atheist kneeling to pray for sunshine are laughable. it was a good attempt to get Christians out to see her movie and that is it!
The entire reason Mr Zamperini wrote his book was to give God the glory for what He had done in his life, a life that would have ended in suicide had it not been for the mercy of his Savior. The book would never have been written if not for Mr Zamperinni's salvation and yet Jolie could not find any time for such minor details. She could, however, make sure that rumors of "miraculous" occurrences that supposedly happened during the filming of her movie got released JUST IN TIME for the premier of her film. Disgusting. Just more of the typical marketing techniques of desperate move makers.
I am sure it got the money from the pocketbooks of many American "Christians" who would have gone out to see a movie that weekend anyway because they will watch anything that the far left puts out.
 March 20, 2015 at 8:18am
I am so ashamed of the condition of the US government and the country in general. No one in mainstream media even covers the truth about this leftist regime.
It is shameful for the present US administration of “community organizers” to be employing the same dirty tactics they use in the US during presidential elections against a sitting PM in another nation.
 March 20, 2015 at 8:03am
Why wouldn’t the PM care about Obama’s community organizers busing in people from areas that are hostile to his administration? That is outside interference from a foreign government in a national election.
“Hypocrite” it the name for you and all of the Leftist Democratic Party of America.
 March 20, 2015 at 7:57am
The Democrats bus in Alzheimer patients and street people along with all of the under educated and misinformed of the world to vote in our presidential elections. They can buy votes very easily from them.
The fact that Obama’s “community organizers” were in Israel trying to throw an election would concern any true Israeli. The “palenstinians” don’t only want to get rid of the PM, they want to destroy the whole nation.
 March 19, 2015 at 12:00am
I would think there is a lot more to this story than what they are reporting right now.
 March 18, 2015 at 9:22pm
This administration went into the White House with a lawless attitude from the start. They feel they are above the rules and above the law and actually that appears to be true since the Republicans have allowed them to behave as though they are a dynasty rather than elected officials that represent the American people.
I am so sick of these constant hearings that accomplish NOTHING! These shows that are put on by the Republicans are just that: a big SHOW that accomplishes NOTHING!!!
Totally agree. When I see someone being led out of the investigating chamber in handcuffs, then I'll believe there is hope. The witness should have laughed at Jason and said, "Yea, we erased the DVR, what are you going to do about it?" and walked out of the chamber.
 March 18, 2015 at 11:01am
So the prison stocks porn for their inmates and nothing else? Is there no prison ministry by Christians in the UK or is it that they don’t want that kind of “reform?” Sick situation and shows the moral decay of a nation.
If they go Islamic they will be forced to submit to the “reform” of sharia. If they turn to the true and living God they will receive the true spiritual reform that occurs from within the spirit of a person through Jesus Christ who suffered our punishment for us and who invites all to share in new life.
 March 17, 2015 at 1:30am
Just another first world problem. Most of the world does not even know what toilet paper is and this guy spends thousand of dollars “decorating” his “friend’s” home with it. Not to mention the ecological destruction involved.
Thank God we have first-world problems. If you crave the third-world feel, please move to Detroit.
"Ecological destruction" Oh the horror! Give it up already. The toilet paper was produced whether or not this guy purchased it for the prank. In case you didn't know it, paper is a renewable product. When trees are cut down, more trees can be planted to replace them. So just knock it off with your faux outrage. And if you truly are concerned about the "ecological destruction" caused by toilet paper production, then I assume you will immediately stop purchasing it. Oh, what, you aren't going to do that? Yeah, just what I thought. Another typical environmental hypocrite. Lighten up already.
 March 15, 2015 at 11:14am
In I Corinthians 2 Paul speaks of how the message of Jesus the Christ came to the Corinthians with the power of the Holy Spirit and great demonstration so that their faith would not rest on the wisdom of man but on the POWER of God.
The powerlessness of the church in America clearly expresses why the country is going further down the road of Godlessness. Until the body of Christ humbles itself and prays in unity they will not see any leadership rise to rescue this nation. Our help comes from the Lord and while God does work through mankind to bring deliverance it takes a group outcry from sincere hearts to bring forth deliverance, just as when God heard the cries of the Jews in Egypt when their moans reached His ears.
There is an all powerful God who hears prayers but our faith must be in His delivering hand, His power. Don’t look to the next election. Pray for God to raise up the people He wants in office and empower them to do His bidding.
God can deliver this pastor but obviously that is not the pastor’s first desire. His first desire is for the salvation of His son and for the will of God to be brought forth on the earth. The cries of God’s people will be heard IF they can break away from their comfort zone long enough to actually seek His face.