p>It is a shame he failed to do that and drank the evening in
question, but this is what human fragility is about. It is why
Christ died for us, to redeem us from the sinfulness we find bound
in our hearts. It is why grace is such a marvelous gift, not
earned, cost Christ His all, and is something for us to choose to
live by daily with. The measured love of God gives blessing each
day and though I am sure to sin I may still be forgiven and partake
again. That is what Amazing Grace is all about. It will Mr.
Gibson’s today and tomorrow, as will forgiveness.
Mr. Colebatch seems to have an axe to grind against Mel Gibson and
his portrayal of historical events. Be that as it may, I do not
dispute his assertions (nor care about them). A movie, even one of
“historical accuracy” is just that, a movie. Historical accuracy is
secondary to dramatic effect and the author’s interpretation of the
event. I watched those movies Mr. Colebatch has outlined in his
article and yes, they leave a lot to historical accuracy. I also
researched the actual events being portrayed and noted the
differences of each. They are movies, nothing more, nothing less.
They are meant to entertain and if the uninformed wish to see them
as true representations of fact, there is nothing any of us can do
about it other than point out the inaccuracies as Mr. Colebatch has
done. The underlying gist of his article however, seems to be a
diatribe against Mel Gibson and his “problem.” Mel Gibson is a
human being and is subject to imperfection. He is also an actor by
profession and when the director says “action” he acts, good, bad,
or indifferent. It is up to the viewer to discern anything else. I
am not defending Mel Gibson but I am giving him the benefit of the
doubt. Time will tell whether he is the anti-Semitic racist the
left is portraying him as (they should know about that) or just a
drunken sot whose mouth overrides his brain when he’s in his cups.
Either way, Mel Gibson will pay a price for his indiscretion or
bigotry. Two recent movies out by the left wing ( Moore’s and
Gore’s) have done more damage to truth than anything Gibson has
been part of, as far as I’m concerned.
Re: Ben Stein’s
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