... ourself an aggressive or easily agitated person?" No." Do you consider yourself a religious person?" Yes " Do you think the movie will make people angry at the Jews?" Yes. What else do you expect pictures showing people beating up someone's god to do? Are you anti-semitic?" No." Thoughts after movie: Do you harbor any resentment towards the Jews?" No. I am very upset the way they were characterized" Any religious enlightenment? Would you become more religious? "No " Sex: Female Age Group: 18-25 Location: BinghamtonReligion/Faith: Christian Extra Pertinent Information: Not religious. Thoughts before movie: Would you consider yourself an aggressive or easily agitated person?" Depends " Do you consider yourself a religious person?" Not really " Do you think the movie will make people angry at the Jews?" No " Are you anti-semitic?" Nope." Thoughts after movie: Do you harbor any resentment towards the Jews?" The movie was unbelievable. I cried so much.

The movie made me feel things that I never felt before. I'm just really mad that the Jews killed someone who died for me. How could the Jews kill a man who was so good? How could they get away with it? If I was living in those days... ." Any religious enlightenment? Would you become more religious? "I don't think so. Maybe." Sex: Female Age Group: 18-25 Location: Long Island Religion/Faith: Jewish Extra Pertinent Information: Religious.

Thoughts before movie: Would you consider yourself an aggressive or easily agitated person?" No." Do you consider yourself a religious person? Yes, I grew up religious" Do you think the movie will make people angry at the Jews?" Maybe. All anti-semi tits will just need an excuse to treat persecute the Jews. The movie might be it." Are you anti-semitic?" No " Thoughts after movie: Do you harbor any resentment towards the Jews? "Definitely not. I'm afraid bad things will come from this. Any religious enlightenment? Would you become more religious? "I don't think that applies here, does it? I'm going to stay the same." Sex: Female Age Group: 25-35 Location: BinghamtonReligion/Faith: Catholic Extra Pertinent Information:" Semi-Religious" (in her words, believes, but doesn't practice) Thoughts before movie: Would you consider yourself an aggressive or easily agitated person?" No." Do you consider yourself a religious person?" Semi-Religious" (in her words, believes, but doesn't practice) Do you think the movie will make people angry at the Jews?" Maybe. I heard a lot about it.

I'm excited by it. The fact that it is supposed to be biblically accurate is great. It's also amazing Mel Gibson is using his fame for something that really worthwhile. Are you anti-semitic?" No. Of course not." Thoughts after movie: Do you harbor any resentment towards the Jews?" Some of the movie was pretty gory. Concerning the Pilate thing, I thought they did it like the bible said.

The anti-Jewish reactions is nonsense. I don't think we should pretend WWII didn't exist because it will cause an anti-German reaction? The sort of people who would become racist because of one movie are probably already racist. Any they are justified anyway, look what they did to Jesus. Any religious enlightenment? Would you become more religious? "Yes.

I really connected with the movie " Sex: Female Age Group: 25-35 Location: BinghamtonReligion/Faith: Catholic Extra Pertinent Information: ReligiousThoughts before movie: Would you consider yourself an aggressive or easily agitated person?" No " Do you consider yourself a religious person?" Yes " Do you think the movie will make people angry at the Jews?" I think the people who are already anti-semitic will be anti-semitic. Otherwise, no " Are you anti-semitic?" No." Thoughts after movie: Do you harbor any resentment towards the Jews?" This movie will lead make many people think about their life, and what our lord and savior, Jesus christ did for everyone, and how we deserve to worship him. I think the Jews will see the errors of their ways, and finally make a good decision and convert." Any religious enlightenment? Would you become more religious? "It strengthened my relationship with Jesus." Sex: Female Age Group: 35-55 Location: BinghamtonReligion/Faith: Christian Extra Pertinent Information: Not religious. Thoughts before movie: Would you consider yourself an aggressive or easily agitated person?" No." Do you consider yourself a religious person?" No, I dont know anything about my religion " Do you think the movie will make people angry at the Jews?" All I hear is that it will. Time will tell." Are you anti-semitic?" No." Thoughts after movie: Do you harbor any resentment towards the Jews?" 'Most people that lived in that time in that area were Jewish.

If they weren't to blame then who was? They took it a little too far, don't you think?" Any religious enlightenment? Would you become more religious? "I already am, but the movie was nice. Made me feel good about my religion " Sex: Female Age Group: 55+Location: Long Island Religion/Faith: Jewish Extra Pertinent Information: ReligiousThoughts before movie: Would you consider yourself an aggressive or easily agitated person?" No." Do you consider yourself a religious person?" Yes." Do you think the movie will make people angry at the Jews?" That's what a lot of people are talking about. I think it is more than likely." Are you anti-semitic?" No." Thoughts after movie: Do you harbor any resentment towards the Jews?" No." Any religious enlightenment? Would you become more religious? "No." Sex: Female Age Group: 35-55 Location: Long Island Religion/Faith: Jewish Extra Pertinent Information: Religious. Thoughts before movie: Would you consider yourself an aggressive or easily agitated person?" No." Do you consider yourself a religious person?" Yes " Do you think the movie will make people angry at the Jews?" Yes. What else do you expect pictures showing people beating up someone's god to do? Are you anti-semitic?" No." Thoughts after movie: Do you harbor any resentment towards the Jews?" No.

I am very upset the way the Jews were characterized" Any religious enlightenment? Would you become more religious? "No " Sex: Female Age Group: 55+Location: BinghamtonReligion/Faith: Christian Extra Pertinent Information: Religious. Attends services regularly Thoughts before movie: Would you consider yourself an aggressive or easily agitated person?" No " Do you consider yourself a religious person?" Yes " Do you think the movie will make people angry at the Jews?" Yes. I think it might start a lot of problems." Are you anti-semitic? "No. I am actually married to a Jewish husband " Thoughts after movie: Do you harbor any resentment towards the Jews?" No, although I feel they were depicted very badly. The Romans were top blame, not the Jews." Any religious enlightenment? Would you become more religious? "Yes, the movie made me very sad, but happy at the same time. He was such a great man.

I cried when he died." As you can see from the results of the experiments, different people from different backgrounds had different reactions / answers . Everyone answered one question exactly the same. The question Are you an anti-semite? was always answered with a "no." I didn't really expect anyone who was to divulge that information to me anyway. I was very surprised however, at the amount of people who did open up to me. Many people loved to talk about their feelings about their religion. Some people said some nasty things, and didn't even realize it.

Those people, I noticed, came out of the theater with glazed eyes. It looked as though they were on some sort of high. Here is a chart showing some of the results of the experiment: Yes No Maybe Question 1 (aggressive person? ) 0 14 2 Question 3 (angry at Jews? ) 10 6 0 Question 4 (anti-semite? ) 16 0 0 All of the Jewish people who were questioned responded that they are ashamed by what they saw. Most have already experienced anti-semitism once the movie was over. That right there is additional proof of the effect of The Passion. Before the movie, ten out of 16 people answered that they thought the movie was going to have a negative effect on people regarding the Jews.

After the movie, eight out of eight non-Jews showed aggression towards the Jews. (None of the Jewish people questioned showed aggressiveness towards their religion. Many however, were ashamed). The results of the experiment are clear.

One hundred percent of people showed aggression towards the Jews, after all but two claimed to not have an aggressive personality. Just look at message boards posted throughout the internet, or just talk to people. The aggression is there. And unfortunately, Mel Gibson's movie is causing hostile acts. I did not see the movie until the experiment was complete, in order to keep this experiment unbiased. I think that the anti-semitism in the movie was extraordinarily clear.

I actually think it is totally contrary to the Catholic doctrine. Another thing is the history of the Gibson family. Mel's father, Hutton, is an open anti-semite, holocaust denier, and accuses the current pope of being Jewish. When a person grows up in a household learning that, it stays with the person. I can prove this with another experiment. Kids who grow up getting physically abused, are usually abusive parents themselves.

In conclusion, the movie does cause anti-semitism and anti-semitic acts. The evidence is clear from the experiment. Hopefully, the world can get through this without any incidents.