makers of a virulently anti‑Christian film The Beast have
deliberately chosen to release it on 6th June 2006 (06‑06‑06).
film is being made in the US by VIVID films, and has a powerfully anti‑Christian
plot line. A publicity blurb claims that there is ‘increasing historical proof
that Christ never existed,’ a theory which they add is ‘gaining popularity’.
plot involves a fundamentalist Christian pastor who disappears after he
‘stumbles across incontrovertible factual evidence that Christ never existed’.
In searching for him, the films shows his daughter Danielle ‘struggling with
her own need to believe that Christ existed’ and also combating ‘a band of
fundamentalist Christians who will stop at nothing to suppress the truth’. In
the film, they are portrayed as ‘trying to cover up Christianity’s best‑kept
film, it is said by its makers, is founded on ‘factual material normally hidden
from public view by the efforts of Bible‑believing Christians’. It adds ‑
conveniently ignoring the historical testimony of Josephus, Tacitus, Suetonus,
Phlegon and many other historians and writers ‑ that ‘there is no non‑Christian
confirmation that Jesus Christ ever existed’.
cast and film crew, have been ‘legally sworn to secrecy’ about other aspects of
the film, which will be released on Tuesday 6th June in the US and will then
come to Britain. See The Beast, (website www.thebeastmovie.com).
website has a popular form for public comment which has been swamped by the
most vile abusive references to Christ and to Christians. However, one
Christian, Austin Smith, wrote in to say: “This website and movie is nothing
but a work of Satan. The release date is 6/6/06 and I know it was put like
that on purpose. But it may work against you, considering that 666 is the
devils’ number. It’s no surprise to me that Satan himself inspired this movie
to lie and deceive others. Whoever made this movie is my enemy. But I love
them all the same because I learned to love my enemies”.
film’s Director, Brian Flemming’s previous work has been called ‘jaggedly
imaginative’ by the New York Times, ‘a parallel universe’ by the BBC and
‘immensely satisfying’ by USA Today. His films are said to have “a
unique ability to spark cult‑like devotion in his fans”. He wrote and
produced a popular musical, Bat Boy, featuring a creature that was half
bat and half man. That has since been staged thousands of times throughout the
world, in several languages. The musical has been called ‘a self‑contained
religion’, and does indeed have thousands of cult adherents. He followed this
up with a film about the murder of Bill Gates, the founder of the computer firm
Microsoft. Gates had said through a spokesman: “I am very disappointed that a
movie maker would do something like this”.
Beast was carefully timed so that it
took exactly 666 days to make. One prominent Wiccan high priestess in the US
recently said: “Finally, a film that proves Jesus Christ never existed. I
“…the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath,
because he knoweth that he hath but a short time” – Rev 12:12