While I like Mel Gibson as an actor, his drunken, aggressive conduct and hateful words as a 50 year old father of six and a role model for many are reprehensible. I'm reminded of the old Roman maxim, "Vin Veneto Veritas" -- "with wine comes truth" (not literal truth, but what the inebriate really thinks when his tongue is loosened).
The same holds true of folks who use the protective distance and anonymity of their computers to speak their "minds" about others. Personally, I don't know what Mel Gibson said when he was drunk, nor do I care. I know what he stands for in his life, and the faith and works of his life speak for themselves. When you find somebody who doesn't have a flaw or who doesn't sin, you've either found God or the person whom you think you are.
"with wine comes truth" (not literal truth, but what the inebriate really thinks when his tongue is loosened).
you definitely have nailed that right on the head.....unfortunately I know that from experience.
Hmmm me wonders if everyone on here (especially myself) would apologize as sincerly over what we have said sober, let alone drunk. It is VERY rare that you hear such accountability of ones behavior of a public figure. Especially one in hollywood or in politics.
I hate drunks and I have worked with many of the deputies from the lost hills station, so I know what they put up with, I hope Mel pays the price for his offense.
I would imagine we need to all recognize that if anyone actually cared what we said at anytime anywhere enough to put it in the paper for our friends and family and co workers to see, we would be just as ashamed and not have alcohol to blame.
I am perfect.....therefore you too should be perfect.
If I was just as smart as you I would tell you all of that in Latin.....but alas, I am only mortal.