The Matrix as Messiah Movie

"The Book of Life"
Book Two of Guestbook Entries
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Name: Christopher the Celestial
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From: New Jersey
Time: 1999-11-26 18:44:32
Comments: When I saw The Matrix, i realized alot of things. I first thing I noticed was Trinity's name. I started thinking and I realized it was alot more stuff like that in the movie. After coming to this site, I know I'm not the only one who was able to look deeper than the fact that the matrix was JUST a good movie. FuGi out

Name: SirkisMunkie
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Time: 1999-11-26 11:43:23
Comments: Without prior knowledge, i watched this movie with the sence that it ment much more than i had seen. If it is possible, i felt a very strange feeling telling me that it had a greater meaning in my life. I am not a religious person. this indeed provokes more questions and confusion in me, however i have a greater sence of a real life connection. Thank you for showing me this light. *neo(?)*

Name: Shopboy
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From: Hungary
Time: 1999-11-26 06:56:52
Comments: B'lieve or not, I CAN speak in English.

Name: Douglas
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From: NY
Time: 1999-11-25 22:26:12
Comments: I didn't know why I love this movie! but now I know Thank you!

Name: Mark
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From: Minnesota
Time: 1999-11-24 22:47:16
Comments: This is a decent site, as far as content. And it is an interesting way of looking at The Matrix, I have seen it analyzed as a "metaphor for the real" and a few other ways. However, there was one thing you over looked... the brothers who wrote this film, did not have Christianity in mind. In fact, the brothers are of the religion New Ageism... they were actually writing a film about their own religion, now I'm still a little sketchy on the whole basis of the religion, however I do know it has something to do with nature, and our connection to it. If you'll note the book Neo used to hold the mini disks in was entitled "Simulacra and Simulation" which is a very complex book about the theory of reality, personaly I see no connection to Christianity, or any religion, for that matter. Even though I do not agree with your analysis, I do commend your attempt at analyzing this film... for those of you who are interested in some real mind freeing, visit my website and sign up for my forum, it's very interesting.

Name: JR
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From: Chicago
Time: 1999-11-24 13:29:04
Comments: I have a feeling. Our world isn't what we think. The Marix is real. The Matrix has us.

Name: JVF
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From: Colorado
Time: 1999-11-24 00:03:13
Comments: Was writing a paper on "The Matrix" for my Myth Symbol and Allusion class. I had to change the focus of the paper because you already said everything I was going to (and more.) This page makes my works cited though.

Name: Michaela
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From: Missouri
Time: 1999-11-24 00:00:40
Comments: Wonderful page! I've seen the Matrix and I'm about to go rent it for a third time! I didn't initally see it in the theatres becuase I'd seen Johnny Mnemonic and thought it was laughable...and it looked a little too much like that at the time. But, after all my friends told me the paralells to Christianity, I decided I had to see it for myself. It blew me over! We had a lenghty discussion on the allegorical references to Christianity on the Caedmon's Call Guild board. We also saw some references to Eastern Religions (the bending of the spoon) and a little bit of a "Seeker" in Neo, as well. (Obviously, Jesus knew he was the One!) Your page is great--I'd been wondering who Morpeous was supposed to symbolize! I also saw Trinity as a "Holy Spirit" figure, sent to speak to Neo,(if you look at him as a Seeker figure) and "breathe life" into him after he dies. I haven't looked thru your whole site, but you may want to say something about Mark 3:11. On the Nebucanezzar nameplate, the make of it at the top says "Mark III V. 11" This verse reads (in NIV): "Whenever the evil spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out,'You are the Son of God'" Incredible, huh?! God works in mysterious ways! Michaela

Name: Angela Chapman Larson
Website: Start Again Ministries
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From: Virginia Beach, Va.
Time: 1999-11-23 15:39:55
Comments: We are in ministry full time. We believe these are the "End Times" talked about in Revelation. We also believe we have great power available to us. (John 14:12-16 He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do.) The Matrix has helped us to understand just what we SHOULD be able to do. We believe WE WILL! And soon. We are training our minds so we may brake free from the unreal restraints satan has put on our minds. After all...there IS no spoon.

Name: Andrea Woosley
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From: Belvidere Illinois
Time: 1999-11-22 12:13:45
Comments: I thought The Matrix The Messiah Movie was pretty cool! If there were more sites like this it would be a good thing.

Name: JOE CABLE
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From: bryson city nc
Time: 1999-11-21 23:21:23
Comments: This a good site thank you for making it.I love the movie...

Name: Bryon Popplewell
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From: Porterville, California, USA
Time: 1999-11-21 22:52:33
Comments: I had wondered myself about the comparisons, it is neat to see someone who has put them down as organized thought, perhaps someone should contact Keanu and tell him about this... It would be neat to hear his responce.

Name: Yanko
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From: Mexico
Time: 1999-11-20 21:15:39
Comments: I think that ur site is tally cool, I realy like the matrix and I never imagin all the things u put in ur site. I think u did a grate job.

Name: Matt
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From: My Place
Time: 1999-11-20 20:45:00
Comments: The Matrix Rox!!!!

Name: Daug
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Time: 1999-11-20 17:16:39
Comments: Nice page, lots of thought...The Movie was great. BUT for me the Buddhist parallels were astounding. Peace.

Name: aaron david foster
Website: i am the one
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From: nowhere
Time: 1999-11-19 04:16:30
Comments: the machines keep us around because they need our spirt to survive,that is were the energy comes from the body is just how they create that "form of fusion" to produce energy the matrix is a form of "control".The king from the bible means the heat is being turned up and also the fire didnt exist thats why the boys did not get burned.but the suffering creates more energy.peace means less energy.I AM THE ONE WIZE34STAR@aol.com e-mail for more info(oh agents are spirits)"evryone but no one"

Name: Jai Elf
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From: space
Time: 1999-11-19 01:14:41
Comments: something i find interesting about this movie and keanu's awakening within it is that he also played another enlightened being, one who awakes from the dream, in the movie "Little Buddha". he WAS the Buddha which means "the awakened one". that movie profoundedly affected my life in exactly the way the matrix did when i saw it. in the exact same way. i don't believe in "coincidences". keanu has played two awakened beings. what's up with THAT ? : ) anyway,......may we all awaken !

Name: Andrew Heflich
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From: Arizona
Time: 1999-11-18 23:02:30
Comments: Consider that it would be nearly impossible for a rich man to enter the "real world" because of his love of the Matrix paralleling Jesus' message to the rich young ruler who also loved his world and could not enter the everlasting "real world."

Name: David Speed
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From: KUANTAN,MALAYSIA
Time: 1999-11-18 22:58:43
Comments: great page! straight forward and excelent ..my best movie for this year

Name: Houtkruiskind
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From: South Africa
Time: 1999-11-18 07:32:01
Comments: As a Christian I find the remarks made about the similarities between the Movie and Christ truly profound. If only the world would give as much attention to Jesus as they give to movies which they "use" trying to fill a void that can only be filled by "The One" - JESUS the Son of the Living God.

Name: Arielle
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From: B.C.
Time: 1999-11-18 03:20:53
Comments: Hi There. I was so glad to find this site with all the comments on the parallels between the matrix and the Bible (the great controvercy/-between God & satan)! I saw it with a non christian friend but couldn't stop myself from pointing out how it relates to the bible. I must say that, while it obviously isn't a straight depiction of Christ's life/ mission it was a very cool movie. Can't wait 'till the time when Jesus gets to smoke satan once and for all! I agree with what someone was saying on your site about how the AI/ matrix thing was more a distraction/illusion/ a lie to prevent us from seeing the enemy(satan) rather than being the enemy itself.-'cos that IS what he does before we know God. Once accepting Jesus into our lives we are freed from the lie and have abundant life in Him! Exciting stuff. Very well done and refreshing to see something with some depth to it! I'd love to hear what the writers have to say about all this! Anyway, thanks! Nice to know I'm not the only one out there ya know?

Name: Gary
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From: ga
Time: 1999-11-17 22:52:55
Comments: You know the fish like things in the sewers are just like satan.. They seek and destroy, but when you use the electricity thing (Jesus) they either run or are killed..

Name: Adam
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From: richmond, Va
Time: 1999-11-16 19:35:16
Comments: the matrix is the greatest movie, but there's some messed up parrallels to religion. thanx for pointen em all out.

Name: nik
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Time: 1999-11-16 15:15:42
Comments: hey i'm a christian and i liked the comparasions you've found here...... nik

Name: Jade
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From: Augusta, GA
Time: 1999-11-16 11:54:02
Comments: I really enjoyed reading your comparisons. Great commits from an obviously great and insighteful mind. Do you plan to do any comparisons of this film to "Wonderland"?

Name: Joanne dawn
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From: South east London, England.
Time: 1999-11-16 10:10:08
Comments: I loved the matrix because of one thing, the SYBOLISM It's been a long time since i've seen a film this deep, finally a film that makes you think and leaves in such awe and wonder that you have to be dragged back kicking and screaming to th 20th century.

Name: Billy
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From: Miami FL
Time: 1999-11-15 23:03:12
Comments: Hey great web site. The Matrix for me is a truly unique movie forget about the sci fi action which is Excellent in deed. (this movie is my all time fav) but its message is truly great. Their are a lot of other hidden messages out there that I haven't found yet, but for all those faithful Matrix fans out there due share them with me if you don't mind. I've seen this movie about 13 times in theather, and now I've bought the DVD version and its awsome!!! Again if their is any other info about this movie like if their going to be a squel to this which I think is a rumor please tell me if this is true or not. (The Matrix Has You)!!!

Name: erin
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From: saint charles, illinois
Time: 1999-11-15 17:11:58
Comments: matrix is the best movie of all times!!! it gets you thinkin'. if you have aolim then put me on your buddy list and talk to me neo001101

Name: Renae Bolton
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From: Cleveland, Ohio
Time: 1999-11-15 16:20:00
Comments: I loved this site!!!!! I just adored the movie "The Matrix" and my husband and I have discussed the similarities between the movie and Christianity. As some additions to your page: 1. Cypher showed that you can only be saved if you want to be. 2. Neo was the "The One" who would save the world. 3. Evil (represented by the AI) is all around us, whether we know it or not. 4. Satan (represented by the Sentinels) seeks out true life, those freed from the Matrix (those who have given themselves to Christ), to destroy them. Hope these are insightful additions that you can use!

Name: Renae Bolton
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From: Cleveland, Ohio
Time: 1999-11-15 16:18:15
Comments: I loved this site!!!!! I just adored the movie "The Matrix" and my husband and I have discussed the similarities between the movie and Christianity. As some additions to your page: 1. Cypher showed that you can only be saved if you want to be. 2. Neo was the "The One" who would save the world. 3. Evil (represented by the AI) is all around us, whether we know it or not. 4. Satan (represented by the Sentinels) seeks out true life, those freed from the Matrix (those who have given themselves to Christ), to destroy them. Hope these are insightful additions that you can use!

Name: Silver
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From: The Real World
Time: 1999-11-15 10:04:49
Comments: I know you don't believe it...But Matrix is real. And you will experience it really soon... I'm all ready there..in the real world. The reality. Fight or die...you got no choice.

Name: Robyn
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From: canada
Time: 1999-11-14 02:47:49
Comments: Hey, wow, I was so glad to find this page. I had just recently seen the Matrix...and I loved it. I saw the parallels between the Bible and the movie right away. Just the names alone, like Zion and Nebuchandnezzar. In the bible, Zion was one of the hills in which Jerusalem stood..and was considered as heaven in the Old Testament This is another parallel because in the movie, the city of Zion was the only city left, their haven. When looking at the ship called Nebuchadnezzar, I noticed how the ship was mighty and powerful, yet vulnerable from those Octapus looking creatures(I dont know what they called them). Nebuchadnezzar in the OT was much the same. Known as one of the most powerful men in the world....yet the book of daniel shows him as a very vulneralbe man. Also, the agents reminded me of demonic spirits....unescapable and always after you to take you down. Any one who is a Christian knows what kind of struggle I am talking about. In the spiritual realm, Satan doesnt attack the ones who are already going down with him, but the ones who are with Christ. So much more ....its amazing. Makes me think on the lines of a bible code....hehe. A few people call it coinscience with a few of the parallels but when you look at the whole picture, you see how even the little coinsciences and philsophy in this movie come together in correlation with Christ. Not only that but, there are not just a few small coinsciences but MANY!! big and small. When the topic of the Matrix came up for discussion when I was talking with some friends, they all thought I was crazy when I said it was very spiritual. They claimed it was only about a virus. There is no way this movie has anything to do with atheism or antichrist as some have claimed...because it wasnt about bringing down the truth but simply spreading it...that is what Neo said at the very end before he desended into the sky. And the truth in the movie was, we are not limited by boarders ..."through Christ we can do all things" the bible says. When we escape the limits of our mind which tells us, "we cant do that", "thats impossible" , "thats not real" we realize through the name of Jesus Christ, all things are possible and miracles do happen. People do get healed when you lay your hands on them, cities (such as Cali , Columbia) are transformed, revival ( such as in Pensicola Florida) does break lose...and God moves on his people. Bumpin into your sight has helped cause for a while I totally thought I was the only wacko who got something outta the movie!!! I could watch it over and over.....the more I see it, the more I get out of it, and the more correlation I see. Good job on the sight....its excellent. God Bless

Name: tarra
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From: california
Time: 1999-11-14 01:43:48
Comments: i am impressed with youre web page not many people go on the internet talking about the simalarities between movies and th ebible i saw this movie the day it came out and righ taway i could see the comparisons between th ebible and the movie thanks so much for youre insight on this movie!!!!

Name: shaithan
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Time: 1999-11-14 01:14:46
Comments: ???????????????????? sorry i cant agree this master piece has nothing what so ever to do with the christ, well one thing, both are man made xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx sleep well

Name: eternal
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From: chicago
Time: 1999-11-13 17:01:26
Comments: great site. I LITERALLY HAVE CHANGED MY APPROACH TO LIFE AFTER SEEING the matrix. I AM 30, RECENTLY MARRIED AND HAVE REALIZED THAT MY REALITY IS MUCH MORE THAN WHAT I SEE. THIS MOVIE SOLIDIFIED MY BELIEF THAT I WILL RETIRE BY THE TIME I'M 38. AND IF I MAY STREACH YOUR THINKING...CONTROLLED LUCID DREAMS ARE THE KEY TO SOLVING MOST PROBLEMS ...GENERAL OR SPECIFIC. YOUR NOT BOUND BY " REALITY" peace.

Name: alix kong
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From: North Carolina
Time: 1999-11-13 15:16:13
Comments: I don't know you, but u did a good job on your web site. The reason why i got into your web site was because i was looking for a full length download of "the matRix" but i can't seem to have found it so if you know a web site that i can get if from or have information about what i want then could u e-mail me and let me know. thankz!

Name: morphius
Website: message to the world
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From: earth
Time: 1999-11-13 12:24:19
Comments: THE MATRIX IS THE BEST FILM OF ALL TIM THE FX WERE UNCOMPREHENDABLE IT HAD EVERYTHING I HAVE EVER WANTED IN A FILM A GOOD ENDING,SOUNTRACK,FX,ACTION,SCIFI AND IT KEPT ME THINKING FOR WEEKS. TOP NOTCH FILM COULDN'T BE BETTER. CHECK YAALL LATER ....

Name: Lorenzo
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From: ITALY
Time: 1999-11-13 11:28:49
Comments: Matrix: The best movie in the World ever !!! & Trinity: The best beautiful girl on the Earth face !!!

Name: michele
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From: nc
Time: 1999-11-13 10:42:18
Comments: i just saw the movie... i also saw the comparisons... why was the language so bad... and most(except for like two words)aganst God?

Name: Veng
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From: Australia
Time: 1999-11-13 08:48:40
Comments: I never noticed the religous background of the film, I always thought it was an original. Nonetheless the Matrix movie still kicks butt, I might actually go read the bible to find out more... cool site, keep up the good work

Name: droopy
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From: Puerto Rico
Time: 1999-11-12 19:53:14
Comments: good quotes of the bible ....and true state of mind,,,,,keep the good work u know we're upon the truth one love DROOPY,,,,,, Jon 3:16 "Because of such way God loved the world, he has given his only son,so that the one that believed in him wouldn't get lost,and could have eternal life.......

Name: Nico
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From: denver
Time: 1999-11-12 17:39:40
Comments: First of all I love Keanu Reeves!! When I first saw this movie I understood it perfectly, where a few of my friends didn't enjoy it because they didn't understand it. So there I was explaining it to them. I rented the movie and noticed some ofthe parts I had missed but when I found this site, It was superb!!! Keanu Reeves was the perfect person to play this part.

Name: Knucklehead58
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From: NY
Time: 1999-11-12 13:15:33
Comments: This is pretty twisted, and I think you missed the reality of the so called "resurection" thing! I've seen the movie 5 or more times, and I think that it wasn't the power of love that brought Neo back from the "dead" but his belief in himself. It was kinda like the Oracle said "No one can tell you your in love you just know it!" and the sign it Latin "Know thyself" She was saying that no one could tell him he is the one, he had to relize it himself. And from between the "3 seconds" when he was shot untill he comes back, He realizes in his mind that he is the one, and he only died in the Matrix, a false realiy, so he was still in control, and he didn't have to except the rules of the Matrix, so he could do and change whatever he wanted. I think you are really reaching to use all of those Parrallels. Just don't worry about that and Keep your faith where it belongs. In God's Hands! The real, and the one and only! In Him, Knucklehead58

Name: John Reeve
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From: UK
Time: 1999-11-12 04:09:00
Comments: As soon as i heard about the matrix i decided that it must be seen and after viewing the film i thought that the film was great but also had a deeper meaning about our lives and computers, but after viewing you site on the other side of the matrix, the religous viewpoint, you have made me think and i would without a doubt agree that the producers of this film are trying to make us all think about ourselves and the world which we live in and how we can affect it! Johnny.

Name: V
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Time: 1999-11-11 22:19:57
Comments: Find the TRUTH ... it's out there!

Name: Shadrac
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Time: 1999-11-11 16:37:51
Comments: Trinity as in the holy spirit and Trinity as is Wicca what is often stereotyped as "witch craft". in wicca they have a trinity. the philosophies and names in the movie are from many different religions and cultures. its supposed to make all of us think. lets see Buddism, Christianity, Wicca, the oracle was a fortune teller, Morphius told Neo that he was the reincarnation of the chosen won(thats why he said many were looking for him and is who all those kids were in the oralce's house) those kids in the oralc's apartment were "patentalls" for being the re-incarnation of the one. so yes i agree with what this web page. but if you realy took the red pill you'ld see that the rabit hole never ends. so what ever the matrix is , they obviously welcome everyone from it. ------------------------------------------------------------ "What is the Matrix? CONTROL."

Name: Sean
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From: B.A.R. Maui but I live near Chicago Now
Time: 1999-11-11 10:55:45
Comments: The Matrix. One of alltime faves. Right up there with the other futuristic soul seaching, mind boggling, spirit grappling flicks like Blade Runner with Harrison Ford (which if you haven't seen it---rent the directors cut). Love the site, man. I knew I wasn't the only one who saw the same Christian symbology in the Matrix. The best line though is "Theres a difference between knowing the path and walking the path." Morpheus. God bless you all and let's pray for Matrix II: The Millenium War....(my own title for chapter 2)

Name: jennifer Judd
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From: Burlinton Washington
Time: 1999-11-10 23:19:25
Comments: Hey, This is great I am a Youth Director at my church and it's always great to take something that the high schoolers like and find cool that we can relate back to the story of Jesus. I am finding that with my relativly new access to to internet that I receive so many inspirational stories, resources and ideas to use with my group. I thank you for your perpective. And, I plan to show the movie with my group. I had actually been looking for a reason to show it but was a little leery of wheather it would be approperate ata church youth funtion Thank You!!

Name: jen
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From: England
Time: 1999-11-10 15:53:18
Comments: Very interesting site - certainly food for thought . . . however . . . as a Buddhist, I and many of my fellow practitioners did come out of the cinema amazed at how similar the Matrix was to Buddhist thought . . it was absolutely oozing with it . . . I can see how you make the paralells with Christianity but at the end if the day you have to accept that all faiths contain the same undercurrents and intentions . .the hero . . the resurrection . . .a 'heavenly place free from suffering' . . a messenger . . . a clarified view on true nature of the world . . . loving one another . . . intention of the mind . . . etc etc. Although you don't seem to have many buddhist entries in this book of life some have quite clearly pointed out that the mythology in the film draws from centuries and aeons worth of material which can now be seen in all the major religions of the world (In fact in an interview with the director brothers they said they were inspired by lots of traditions and mythology). When parallels are made with Christianity it must be very inspiring and encouraging to the Christian believer just as to myself and my friends the Buddhist parallels were inspiring. . . . what's even more inspiring is that the makers of the film managed to draw out the underlying currents of our beliefs and present that in a film . . when you think of it in those broader terms it really does blow you away . . . . . . at the end of the day, whatever faith someone belongs to . . what matters is that they follow their heart and find a spiritual path that is right for them . . and so the beauty of The Matrix is that it can speak to all these people at once in different ways . . the film has many messages for different people . . . . and yet it has only one . . . .

Name: Rich
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From: Bromley(s london)
Time: 1999-11-10 15:00:30
Comments: Some good help here. I now see the way!!!!

Name: Starchaser
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From: Las Vegas, NV
Time: 1999-11-10 01:11:18
Comments: Though there were things in the movie that were obviously meant to be biblical, I believe the movie was more a call to people to become "free thinkers" and search for the truth. And it is happening! Because we, as a race of humans, don't truly know yet....

Name: umzingeli
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From: AUSTRALIA
Time: 1999-11-09 23:10:53
Comments: This is perfect page because i have to choose a movie in Biblical Studies at school and then compare the movie to the bible and this page helps me heaps , Thanks Cecil( is that an south African name)if so u would nno my name is in Zulu

Name: SHAWN MEHOLICK
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From: DUBOIS PA
Time: 1999-11-09 15:24:04
Comments: I BELIEVE THAT THE MATRIX IS TRU AND I WOULD DO ANY THING TO FIND OUT THE TRUTH. IF IT IS TRU IWISH THAT THEY WOULDOF GAVE ME A BEETTER LIFE WITH MORE $

Name: Jered Feldman
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From: Lenexa, KS
Time: 1999-11-09 15:16:55
Comments: This has to be one of the best web sites about the Matrix. It actualy IS the best because it is so informative. Thank you for making this site!!! there is no spoon-Jered

Name: Greg Ferens
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From: Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Time: 1999-11-09 10:38:07
Comments: Helpful site!

Name: Matthew Edward Zuanich
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From: California
Time: 1999-11-09 04:55:09
Comments: Their is no spoon.

Name: Tom Szabo
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From: Chicago, IL
Time: 1999-11-09 01:19:36
Comments: Seeing this on-line is reely cool. I was just having this very conversation with a friend several months ago. I had no Idea It was a widely shared view of the movie. But it certainly emphasizes that this is a very exciting time

Name: Sean K. Moore
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Time: 1999-11-08 23:23:22
Comments: just wanted to say that you have some interesting parallels there. Very perceptive of you. You got me to think about some things. Thanks!

Name: Nick Miller
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From: Fort Wayne IN
Time: 1999-11-08 14:16:34
Comments: I love this Movie. It has everything. Action, Adventure, Symbolism. It entertains you and stimulates your mind. You leave the theater and wonder about this crazy universe.

Name: J.B.
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From: Cincinnati
Time: 1999-11-08 12:57:42
Comments: I wrote in previously (September)when I first saw the movie. I have since seen it about sixteen times! I wanted to mention one other thing- I agree with the parallels to Christ's first coming, but I also see parallels to Christ's second coming. In the bible, we are told that Christ will come again, but this time he will come to bring war. Father against Son, Mother against Daughter - Good against evil,etc..etc... In the movie, Morpheus tells Neo about the Oracle's (the bible's)prophecy. In her prophecy she mentioned a man that had come before, she spoke of his powers and she said that he would come again and his second coming would bring about the destruction of the Matrix. I felt it necessary to mention this considering some of the non-believers who have commented on this site. They believe that Jesus would not kill, or bring war. If they believe this it is because they have not read the Bible. God Bless. "He is coming back!"

Name: bodhi
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From: Louisville,KY
Time: 1999-11-07 23:35:28
Comments: Although The Matrix was about the most intense movie I have ever seen, I do not believe it was a movie based onthe life of Christ. Neo was not a Christ figure. There are the similarities you mentioned, however what about the true meaning of Jesus as Christ. I have a hard time understanding why so many Christians out there have been so happy in signing your guestbook and referring to Neo as Christlike. I personally believe in Jesus as a Peace loving figure, who returned life to the living and a great healer. Face it Neo was a Great Kick Ass kind of guy. Not exactly my interpretation of Christ. I do appreciate your creativity though. However, I can see more likenesses between the Buddha and Jesus than between Neo and Jesus. (Did you know that both were virgin births? Class dismissed) Basically I think the movie was Fantastic, but not Messiah based. Perhaps I just do not get it. I just see it as it was. A terrific movie. (Damn wasn't that scene with all the guns intense, but not exactly messiahish, do ya think?)

Name: Darryl Thomas
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From: Miami Florida
Time: 1999-11-07 14:53:06
Comments: Your views on The Matrix have merrit. I like you, search for the truth. I believe the Educated Freedom stems to an Open Mind. I'm new to the Web arena, and if possible, could I call on your talents to help me develop a smooth Web page.

Name: Jaime Carrera
Website: OASIS HOME PAGE
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From: Chile
Time: 1999-11-07 06:17:16
Comments: Hi! This is an excelent page CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Name: Rodrigo Barragán
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From: Mexico
Time: 1999-11-06 18:37:55
Comments: I don't really know what to think, I really like the movie and I've seen it 12 times, I realized about the similarities that it has with the Bible but I don't really think it is something to pay so much attention to and I don't really think that the Matrix author could write it so detailed, I've read some issues that even talk about similarities comparing the seconds Neo laid dead and the period before Jesus resurrection. Sorry, but I think that similarities like those can be found in any movie if you look for them.

Name: Melissa South
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From: Ohio
Time: 1999-11-06 13:01:30
Comments: That is really cool! I never thought about it that way, it really does has a resemblence to the Christ story. Cool, I am soo in love with that movie!

Name: ken prewitt
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From: Jackson, MS
Time: 1999-11-05 21:29:04
Comments: I loved the movie and have seen it many times. It never occurred to me the similarities that you proclaim, but you do bring up very good points. I will bookmark and continue to review this site (as I feel this movie is one of the best that I have ever seen). Thank you.

Name: Navin
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From: California
Time: 1999-11-05 19:41:20
Comments: Cool page

Name: Ivan
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From: Canada
Time: 1999-11-05 02:22:43
Comments: Great comparison. Obviously, you have seen that The Matrix is the best movie ever!

Name: Tim Johnson
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From: Kingsport, Tennessee
Time: 1999-11-05 00:36:13
Comments: pretty cool.....

Name: David Hauer
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From: New Prague, Minnesota
Time: 1999-11-04 11:03:20
Comments: Me and my brohter love the movie the matrix and we love praisin' god so when we saw how many biblical references there were in that movie we almost soiled ourselves. We caught most of them ourselves but you helped me in finding others so thanks.

Name: Gail Force
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From: DC (The Real Matrix!)
Time: 1999-11-04 00:28:26
Comments: This is a grreeat web site. Still lov'n this movie. Seen it XX number of times (lost count). About to buy the video so the viewing continues. Just missed a couple of things in the Parable, but otherwise more through than I could have ever imagined. Lots of work and I congradulate you. Just for the record - www.bahai.org IS NOT THE RED PILL. ITS THE MATRIX (more deception, baby). Learn from others mistakes.

Name: niki
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From: Illionois
Time: 1999-11-03 17:17:26
Comments: My husband and i thought about the parallels too. red pill the blood blue pill coldness not ever knowing

Name: Andy
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From: Daphne, AL
Time: 1999-11-03 12:35:05
Comments: I was a big big fan of this movie,, recently I have purchased the DVD copy of this movie. When I first watched this movie, I knew there were religious overtones, but nothing like what I have just read. Very interesting isn't it?

Name: James C. Adams
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From: Born Temple, TX, residence in Denver, CO
Time: 1999-11-03 11:40:19
Comments: We are defined by our own actions. No one can be saved unless they want to be. Calmness leads to clarity, Chaos leads to change... James C. Adams

Name: poet...
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From: dc/brazil/nowhere...
Time: 1999-11-02 17:11:35
Comments: cecil...i've been looking for you...there is so much to say, it's hard to begin...please contact me...everything that you have said, typed, thought or created pertaining to the matrix is correct...please make contact...i am here...waiting..."poet"

Name: WRW
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From: MN
Time: 1999-11-01 21:55:26
Comments: This site is awesome. The information really helped me out on my report. Thanks

Name: Tess Carpenter
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From: North Manchester, IN
Time: 1999-11-01 10:29:52
Comments: I am taking a class called Bible and the Year 2000, and your comparison of movies to the Bible is exactly what we have been discussing in the class. Thanx for your info.

Name: Nailah Carty
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From: Jamaica
Time: 1999-10-30 22:56:45
Comments: It makes perfect sense!

Name: RC
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From: Canada
Time: 1999-10-30 12:32:42
Comments: What an amazing film, saw it for the first time last night. As I watched I found myself drawing some of the same parallels, and came away from the movie with a fresh sense of God's power as the Creator and author of my Faith. Thank you so much for the work put into this site, may it be used for God's glory. As you have already quoted : 'I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me' LIVE THE LIFE! Grace and Peace

Name: Zizi
Website: http://www.pentaco.co.id
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From: Indonesia
Time: 1999-10-30 07:54:43
Comments: Hi there! I've been visiting this site several times because I want to write something about cyberpunk movies. I find Cecil Copeland's review on "The M.A.T.R.I.X" very interesting. I hope he will continue writing reviews like this one.

Name: John Skellon
Website: All The Women You Want
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From: Everywhere
Time: 1999-10-29 17:58:47
Comments: Good debate. I will be making a Matrix site in time for the UK release on DVD. Please visit it when it is ready

Name: The Rev Ed Henley
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From: Tampa, FL
Time: 1999-10-29 17:18:21
Comments: If you have the eyes to see and the ears to hear...

Name: Carla
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From: New York
Time: 1999-10-28 19:40:25
Comments: Very interesting stuff! Personally though, I've always seen The Matrix as an affirmation of the supremacy of The Goddess. (After all WHO brings Neo back to life at the end of the film? Trinity. And the original holy trinity was that of the ancient Goddess religions, Maiden, Mother, and Crone.)

Name: Josh Stern
Website: Official Website of Josh Stern
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From: US, Maryland
Time: 1999-10-26 19:34:13
Comments: I like you website, and I think it makes some very interesting points. Being Jewish, I noticed also some principles in The Matrix which tie in with Judaism.

Name: Andy Gardner
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From: Scotland
Time: 1999-10-26 10:51:04
Comments: the matrix is a fantastically well thought out film, and it is unashamedly steeped in mythology and literary references . . . but that's all it is. the story-line does mirror the life of jesus somewhat, but this was probably intentional, and is not the work of a divine being. i happen to like Clash Of The Titans, but i don't see it as further evidence that Zeus et al are watching over us as we speak. references to Alice In Wonderland (the white rabbit), Nineteen Eighty-Four (room 101) and other works of fiction abound . . . it was inevitable that biblical references were going to crop up at some point.

Name: Jimbo
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From: Hong Kong
Time: 1999-10-26 04:39:04
Comments: Matrix is the coolest movie I have seen this year. "Is there a difference between knowing the path, and going the path?" Yeah, life is a mind-job. Neo is boyish & cool. Looking forward to "Matrix 2".

Name: Jessica Andersen
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From: DeForest, WI
Time: 1999-10-25 17:43:26
Comments: I absolutly love this site. It's just awsome! I had no idea all of those simalaraties existed. I come up with kind of strange theories sometimes. I mean they make sense, most of them anyway, but you just have to be open to the possibility or else you would just tolally think i'm crazy. Anyway, I do have a point! I came up with another theory on Saturday night after watching the Matrix. My theory is: The reason that we are always tired, even when we get enough sleep, is because we are all in that powerplant. The AI is sucking up all of our energy! It's like when you charge up a flashlight but you leave it on when you plug it in. So, the more we sleep, the more energy the AI takes out of us. Think about it! Another one of my theories, or rather ways to tell that we are in the Powerplant and all of this is the Matrix is because when you keep saying to yourself: I'm not really hurt. This is all in my mind. It's not real and so on, your pain goes away! It's really cool! Look, If you think that my ideas are totaly wrong or that you actualy like them, e-mail me what you think! Thanks! Bye for now!

Name: da devil
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From: kitchener ontario canada
Time: 1999-10-24 22:47:22
Comments: this is an amazing web page i thought the movie was great ever since i saw it i have been thinking differently about everything. but i think people shouldn't be getting into it too much after all it could become a RELIGION or some thing

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From: earth
Time: 1999-10-24 17:55:42
Comments: the movies cool.....makes me think .....

Name: Matt Coleman
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From: Austin, TX (UT Baby!)
Time: 1999-10-24 05:42:16
Comments: Cecil, I am writing an evaluative argument paper for my English class about The Matrix and I stumbled over your web site. It has been a great help and I would really appreciate it if I could ask you some more detailed questions. If you could, please write me. Thank you very much! Matt

Name: Derrick Whitaker
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From: from the Creator
Time: 1999-10-24 00:04:58
Comments: In the beginning was The Word, and The Word was with God and the Word is God. Before we were created, we were a thought with our lives already determined. It is a choice that we accept our inevitability or choose to live lie, which is the worse lie to live. Your contrast is very well put, it is almost as we are one in thought, because I thought the same all the way through. Coinsedence or fate?

Name: Roger
Website: The Revelation
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From: LA
Time: 1999-10-23 18:55:33
Comments: I think you're correct, it is "A Messiah Movie",..... somebody has made a statement with the movie. My research proves that we humans in the real world, are being controlled by an evil entity much like "The Matrix". The "Agents" are Satanic. This is the dream world, and we all need to wake up. Roger

Name: CEREZA Bernard
Website: U2 - The Crow - The Matrix
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From: France, Bordeaux
Time: 1999-10-22 13:00:26
Comments: wonderful... hear ! This site is very good. Congratulations... Matrix est une religion dont neo est le dieu. Le message est simple, dépasse les limites, crois en ta destinée et tu te libéreras du monde...

Name: Nico
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From: Lima, Peru
Time: 1999-10-22 11:39:55
Comments: I'm sure something similar to the matriz, will occur in the future, the question is when, and how??? I enjoyed your webpage a lot!!!

Name: Billy Bang
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From: MD
Time: 1999-10-20 20:18:43
Comments: Wow. I thought the analyasis of The Matrix, as a parrellel to the bible was very thought provoking. Keep writing such interesting ideas for all of us.

Name: Leighann
Website: Ok so this isn't really my homepage, but it's funny!!
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From: Florida
Time: 1999-10-20 17:10:32
Comments: Matrix..... uh yeah

Name: Melissa Austin
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From: Orlando, FL
Time: 1999-10-20 15:50:39
Comments: This is an amazing web site. My Sunday School class and Bible Study group love the movie and we also looked for comparisons. I find your comparisons very indepth.

Name: Kape
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From: Montreal, Canada
Time: 1999-10-20 03:01:47
Comments: You have raised some very interesting points about the parallels between The Matrix and Jesus Christ's life. However, if you dig deep into any story, of any movie or book, you will find religious imagery and symbolism. For one, I believe The Matrix is more closely related to A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and to Nineteen-Eighty-Four by George Orwell, than to the story of Christ. Think about that... besides that.. great movie!

Name: Michael Picardi
Website: church2000
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From: Florida, Boca Raton
Time: 1999-10-18 11:35:38
Comments: Jesus teaching us "I can do all things through Christ who Strengthens me" if we would only believe, see Peter walk on Water.

Name: josh
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From: matrix
Time: 1999-10-17 23:17:20
Comments: the matrix was an awesome movie

Name: claire
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From: philippines
Time: 1999-10-17 19:23:21
Comments: great! just great!

Name: chelle
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From: boise
Time: 1999-10-17 16:25:20
Comments: I just loved the movie. Great page! If you really want to you can open yourslef to the reality. After I saw the movie many things seemed to click. In God's reality, He can see everything. What about the spiritual realm? Can you see it? Have you ever caught a glimpse of it? We can only see what we are open to. We know it's there..... Be open.......

Name: Tracy
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Time: 1999-10-15 16:52:39
Comments: It's real

Name: Stacy
Website: Worship In The River Ministries
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From: St. Pete FL
Time: 1999-10-15 09:31:50
Comments: Great site! I loved the Matrix and picked up on the theme running thru it! We all need a messiah - and the One, True, Messiah, is Jesus Christ!!

Name: Lorraine
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From: San Diego, CA
Time: 1999-10-15 00:11:18
Comments: Don't you think it would be ironic if movies were made so we could see what is really happening and not even realize it?

Name: John Paul Bravo
Website: yahoo.com
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From: Colombia
Time: 1999-10-14 16:31:44
Comments: Im very impressed with the matrix because is other way to see the world.

Name: Karen
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From: Norman, Oklahoma
Time: 1999-10-13 15:21:03
Comments: Great site Mr. Copeland, I thought I was the only one who got an overt Christian message out of the movie. Read the Cyberpunk Parable. Excellent! Something of interest: the word matrix is from the word matre(mother) also means womb, source, and origin. As one who was unplugged from the Matrix in 1973, the movie has wonderful parallels between walking by faith in what the Bible says about Christians and how we tend to be disbelieving of our position in Christ: Holy and blameless with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies. Our battle is not against flesh and blood. Am praying that many will see and believe through your website. God Bless You!! Karen

Name: Curtis Rapp
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From: Indiananpolis IN
Time: 1999-10-13 12:35:15
Comments: This is an unbelieveable site. I knew that the parrallels existed and I've been trying to find a grouping thereof. This is the best movie aside from the Star Wars series.

Name: mike skocko
Website: annuit coeptis
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From: sunny san diego
Time: 1999-10-13 11:20:31
Comments: I like the new layout, Cecil.

Congrats on your continued success (as your counter ticks over like the odometer of a well-driven car)

Name: C. A. M.
Website: The C.A.M. Art Co.
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From: The Orion Branch
Time: 1999-10-13 05:52:04
Comments: Good to see a in depth investigation on certain ideas while surfing around in search of new revelations. Keep it active Ciao

Name: Cyrian
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From:
Time: 1999-10-13 01:13:34
Comments: "Know Yourself"

Name: Dawne Kirkland
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From: Irvine, CA
Time: 1999-10-12 15:40:53
Comments: I am glad and thankful for your website. I rarely watch movies and didn't plan to see this one, however, when I rented the video, I had to watch it again. I was ministered to so much as I watched it. Thank you for parallelling the matrix with Christ's life. I really saw so much already, but you have outlined it very well. I have prayed that the Lord use this movie to stir up the minds and hearts of all who are in the "matrix" so that they may be free. May we all be free, in Him.

Name: the HELLION
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From: ontario canada
Time: 1999-10-12 01:21:08
Comments: the movie was great and like the twelve monkeys it was full of strange and believeable concepts plus some not so believable ones..actually lots but it really makes you think....i love the whole parallel thing very cool and would love to read up on some actual thesis on the subject and would love some references...can anyone help me find some serious material on this subject...if you can help plz feel free to e-mail me.....thanks.great site good work

Name: Ben
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Time: 1999-10-11 23:19:32
Comments: I have seen the movie 5 times and each time I couldn't help but see all those same parrallels. I'm pretty sure the movie was not intended as a evangelical piece; I think the story of christ could almost be concidered a classic that keeps being rewritten in different forms. It never really gets old. I would like to know who actually wrote it and what he intended.

Name: Emanuel
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Time: 1999-10-11 21:05:53
Comments: Trace complete. Call origin: #312-555-0690 Still here going over your website...whew...!! its so comprehensive it 9pm and I am still reading..thru the synopsis sice 2 pm today. These are truly mind blowing allegories and parellels. I must admit that my spiritual Life....and been renewed thru this movie and your insight into it. I hope that God will use your site to bring others into the truth of his word and also quicken others like me back into the fold.. sincerly....your brother...in Christ... Emanuel

Name: Raymond Monasmith
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From: Wyoming, by birth; California, by present habitation; Heaven, by destiny
Time: 1999-10-11 18:50:53
Comments: This is merely a follow up to the email I sent earlier today. Great content!

Name: mr evans
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From: chicagoland
Time: 1999-10-11 17:45:43
Comments: interesting.

Name: Emanuel Angarica
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From: Miami
Time: 1999-10-11 15:16:54
Comments: I when I first saw the movie on the silverscreen I actually saw some of the biblical parellels that you mentioned on your web page...but not to the extent the you have revealed on your site...I loved all the parellels and they were very insightful and very well backed up thru scripture. I am not a religious person per se but I have some biblical background and have been in several religions. keep up the good work and I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.. Call trans opt: received,2-19-96 13:24:18
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