Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Mel and me

It's pretty clear Mel Gibson is an anti-Semite at his core. Apologies are not going to be enough. I also don't find much appealing in his "traditional" brand of Catholicism. And I didn't see "Passion." Critics of the movie suggest that anti-Semite Mel was trying to make sure people believed Jews should be blamed for Jesus' death. So how come the most enthusiastic supporters of the movie, the evangelical Protesant churches, aren't echoing that theme? Or is it maybe that they viewed the movie as a reminder of the great pain Jesus suffered for us, and that the answer to "Who killed Jesus" is actually: I did.


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