Monday, July 31, 2006

Mel Gibson -- Screwed

I like Mel Gibson -- as much as I can like someone whom I don't really know. His recent arrest for DUI is sad, but worse of course are the anti-Semitic remarks he is supposed to have made. I would still like to see the report and the in-car video. Assuming the worst -- are the rantings of a drunk man to be taken seriously? If so, how seriously should we take them? Don't we often ignore or laugh off the ramblings and rantings of those under the influence? Aren't I asking a lot of questions?

Is Mel Gibson an anti-Semite??? No one really knows -- deeds speak louder than words -- especially drunken words. It's very possible. With all the crap he endured during the Passion flap he may have some hard feelings. Perhaps his Dad has negatively influenced his thoughts. Again assuming the worst.... he still has the possibility of redemption, even moreso if he is a Christ follower.

Ann Althouse says he is beyond forgiveness. Child molestation and murder are nothing compared to bigotry. That is outrageous. As a Christian -- I know that NO ONE is outside the possibility of forgiveness and redemption. I think Mel, to use a very tired cliche, has his demons and drink is clearly one -- as is his temper. They may be part and parcel.

Whatever, Mel Gibson may very well be done in Hollywood, but I don't think. If he is truly an anti-semite then "good riddance". The problem is -- if it was just a very real and despicable mistake or even if he finds redemption he will most likely never work in Hollywood again though I would think it would be hard for him to have partied as hard as he has and hide this part of his personality from his friends. OR does Box Office trump all? It will be interesting to see. Racial remarks are the major mistake in today's world.

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