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Hitchens on Gibson

By July 20, 2010Maryvictrix

Yet I still saw a report the other day about a fan site where the members were just beginning to ask, “What’s with him?” Why is there this reluctance to call something by its right name? It’s not as if Gibson was issuing a cry for help. On the contrary, what he is issuing is the distilled violence, cruelty, and bigotry—and sexual hypocrisy—that stretches from the Crusades through the Inquisition to the “concordats” between the church and Hitler and Mussolini. Yet he’s still reporting for work. When will Hollywood, and the wider society, finally decide to shun and spurn him utterly, both for what he is and for what he represents?

It is nice to know that even when he is sick Hitchens can fight bigotry with bigotry.

Mel Gibson is an idiot whose mind has been polluted–not with the Catholic faith, but with the Rad Trad extremism coupled with Hollywood narcissism. I have to come clean because I did more than defend his movie in print.  I did so because it did not seem to me that there was anything in the movie that is not in the gospels or in the Stations of the Cross.   I see no reason to change that assessment, but Gibson sure does spoil the whole experience. . . it least he does for me.  Unfortunately, antisemitism is the soft, white underbelly of the Rad Trad movement.

The ironic thing is that the only one who is likely to salvage his sorry carcass is his Protestant wife, Robyn, whom he dumped for a chick half his age because he did not have a “spiritual connection” with his wife of nearly 30 years (according to him on one of the tapes),  and whom he thinks is going to hell, because she is not a Catholic, like him.

Hitchens is an opportunist, even when he is on death’s doorstep.  Gibson throws him a banana peel and he feels obliged to put his foot on it.

Pray for both of these knuckleheads.

Filed under: Knaves, Media, News Tagged: Christopher Hitchens, Mel Gibson, The Passion of the Christ
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I am Franciscan Friar of the Immaculate, and a priest for more than twenty years. I am now studying in Rome for my licentiate in Theology.

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  • Darlene says:

    This whole Mel Gibson thingy is totally diabolic. Just listen to one of the taped phone conversations. The devil will do all that he can to turn people away from God.

  • Brother Skeet says:

    I can not buy into the whole “Devil made me do it”, philosophy in reguards to the way Gibson has been acting. It is almost like “Catholics” have rallyed behind him. When in all actuall reality I believe that he has claimed to be in kahoots with his father, who called Vatican II a masionic ploy to infiltrate the church. On My score card that makes him not in conjuction with the Holy See therefore not a practicing Catholic.

    So Mr. Gibson made a great movie about the Passion of The Christ, he left no stone unturned in making this production. He was right on, got the Papal approval and Christians around the world finally saw in reality what they have been meditating on over the years. Are we forgetting this is the same individual who made or starred in such movies like, Mad Max, Lethal Weapon Series, Ransom, Braveheart, The Patriot, Apactalypto, etc.. All bloody, gore filled, and rated R. So why are we surprised or shocked when Mr. Gibson goes crazy like a top out of control, throwing his “pearls before swine”, when he has no grace or very little coming from the source of all graces, due to his own egocentrism.

    Brother Skeet stepping off his soap box.
    Sorry for misspelled words.

  • Darlene says:

    exactly my point. Totally diabolic! I’m not saying that we need to make excuses for Mel. I was just trying to say that this is the work of the devil. He (Satan) will do anything he can to push people away from God, the church, their faith. He will use anyone and anything to do this. I think Mel was used for that very purpose.

  • bill bannon says:

    Agree with site post. And Gibson’s last state is worse than his first.
    He and Hitchens need our intercessions for sure. This is our job as a priestly people. Hitchens must have gotten run over by a nun when he was a youth. Whatever…he needs us.

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