“I may get blasted for this, but it seems to me that Mel has been under attack by his own demons since The Passion of the Christ came out.”
I’m not going to blast you at all ... he flat out said this would happen both during and after production of “The Passion of the Christ”. Everyone thought he was a paranoid maniac. While he may be a paranoid maniac over other things, he was absolutely right that idiots would be out to get him. If I am not mistaken, they even went and attacked his father right before the movie was released.
Then again, maybe I need a tinfoil hat. I just find it amazing that anything nuts Mel Gibson does gets reported in a nanosecond. Hillary Clinton guns an ashtray at someone and/or rants about “the Jews” it is a minor story and/or “rumor”.
But I was thinking more in the spiritual realm. He stepped out and made this film, which touched a lot of people with the message of Christ and any time you step out like that Satan is only too glad to try to knock the legs out from under you. I think Mel has forgotten the spiritual and that is a dangerous thing.