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Mel's Passion--to Be Wrong
US News- Washington Whispers ^ | 10/24/05 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 10/16/2005 9:17:31 AM PDT by Pokey78

The man who brought religion to the big screen with The Passion of the Christ, Mel Gibson, is jumping back into the fray with his first-ever book endorsement, we hear. Friends say he's promoting the new book The Right to Be Wrong: Ending the Culture War Over Religion in America. The basic premise: When it comes to dealing with religion in public, you don't have to be right. In an E-mail provided to Whispers from the Becket Fund, a religious liberties legal group, Gibson says, "Making The Passion of the Christ taught me many things. One was just how scared some Americans are of religion in public. The Right to Be Wrong explains why they are scared and why they don't have to be."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: evilmidget; melgibson; thepassion

1 posted on 10/16/2005 9:17:32 AM PDT by Pokey78
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To: Pokey78
There's an Ann Coulter rule and a Mel Gibson rule....
2 posted on 10/16/2005 9:26:34 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Pokey78

Very original??????????????????


3 posted on 10/16/2005 9:38:21 AM PDT by Right to be Wrong
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To: Pokey78

I think I'll like the book!

From this brief introduction, what I understand is that Gibson is saying go ahead and speak your heart and spirit and don't worry about being (culturally) "wrong," because culture will always regard "public (disclosure of) religion" to be wrong. And most of us know who's right in that regard.

I have a website and only this morning I included a gold cross image on it in comments section and found myself worrying if it would be upsetting and offputting to people...then I left it there because it's my site, and I like the image and I'm a Christian and it makes ME feel fine.

Loss of a certain popularity factor culturally is to be expected for, particularly, Christians. "In the world, but not of it..."


4 posted on 10/16/2005 9:39:34 AM PDT by BIRDS
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To: MaryFromMichigan

5 posted on 10/16/2005 9:39:34 AM PDT by keithtoo (Howard Dean is a Rove plant, Rove is a NeoCon plant, NeoCons are Trilateralist plants....)
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To: keithtoo
It's weird, me being a happily married baptist woman and all, but even though he's waxing his legs and painting his toe nails, he still does it for me.
(Big fangirly sigh)
6 posted on 10/16/2005 9:45:58 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: MaryFromMichigan

LOL you and me both!


7 posted on 10/16/2005 9:47:18 AM PDT by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: MaryFromMichigan

That movie was stupid, but there were some funny moments...the scene with Bette Midler as the psychiatrist was hysterical!


8 posted on 10/16/2005 9:47:35 AM PDT by Hildy ( liberals cannot change the present, and cannot effect the future, so they MUST relive the past...)
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To: Pokey78

I have a huge amount of respect for Mr. Gibson. He took an incredible amount of slings, arrows and mud from groups of every stripe opposed to "The Passion of the Christ" and, at the end of the day, it became one of the greatest epic movies of recent time - all beacuse it was based on truth - and substantiated by the Bible.

What frightens me is that we are reverting to the mindless flocks of biblical times when tribalism dominated most cultures. Despite centuries of learning, progress and warfare, many of those old tribal alliances and ignorance are re-surfacing and beginning to dominate cultures across the earth. Perhaps we are witnessing the very beginnings of the 7 signs of the Apocalypse and Mr. Gibson knows far more than we can understand. Stranger things have happened.


9 posted on 10/16/2005 9:48:05 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: MaryFromMichigan

Oh, me too. However, some recent pictures of Mel look more like those of Grizzly Adams! Perhaps someone more gifted than I can post a current pic.


10 posted on 10/16/2005 9:48:48 AM PDT by gingerky
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To: MaryFromMichigan

Oh, me too. However, some recent pictures of Mel look more like those of Grizzly Adams! Perhaps someone more gifted than I can post a current pic.


11 posted on 10/16/2005 9:49:19 AM PDT by gingerky
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To: gingerky

Is he dressed up for a movie or just going native?


12 posted on 10/16/2005 9:50:33 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: MaryFromMichigan
There's an Ann Coulter rule and a Mel Gibson rule....

That seems a bit odd... When you have a Mel Gibson thread, you have to post a photo of Ann Coulter? Well, who am I to argue with "the rules."

Mark

13 posted on 10/16/2005 9:51:57 AM PDT by MarkL (I didn't get to where I am today by worrying about what I'd feel like tomorrow!)
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To: MaryFromMichigan
Grrrrowwwwwwwllllllllll......


14 posted on 10/16/2005 9:54:35 AM PDT by ru4liberty (Ann fan no more)
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To: MaryFromMichigan
There's an Ann Coulter rule and a Mel Gibson rule....


15 posted on 10/16/2005 9:55:27 AM PDT by kstewskis ("I don't know what I know, but I know that it's big".....Jerry Fletcher)
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To: beaversmom

http://beardcommunity.com/php/phorum/read.php?f=5&i=34937&t=34928

The pic is here.


16 posted on 10/16/2005 9:55:45 AM PDT by gingerky
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To: gingerky

http://beardcommunity.com/php/phorum/read.php?f=5&i=34928&t=34928

sorry, the pic is here.

I'm having an off day.


17 posted on 10/16/2005 9:56:48 AM PDT by gingerky
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To: Pokey78

BTTT


18 posted on 10/16/2005 9:59:33 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: MaryFromMichigan
Oh, yeah!


19 posted on 10/16/2005 10:01:08 AM PDT by ru4liberty (Ann fan no more)
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To: gingerky

I wonder if that is for a movie role.


20 posted on 10/16/2005 10:03:55 AM PDT by nickcarraway (I'm Only Alive, Because a Judge Hasn't Ruled I Should Die...)
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To: DustyMoment
I have a huge amount of respect for Mr. Gibson. He took an incredible amount of slings, arrows and mud from groups of every stripe opposed to "The Passion of the Christ" and, at the end of the day, it became one of the greatest epic movies of recent time - all beacuse it was based on truth - and substantiated by the Bible. If course it did. Look what it was based on. The holy Word of God. How could that ever fail??
21 posted on 10/16/2005 10:13:32 AM PDT by micho
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To: MaryFromMichigan
Well OK then
22 posted on 10/16/2005 10:16:04 AM PDT by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: ru4liberty

Hubba, Hubba.....and American made too!


23 posted on 10/16/2005 10:41:32 AM PDT by apackof2 (There's two theories to arguin' with a woman. Neither one works. Will Rogers)
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To: MaryFromMichigan
Yup. He does it for my Baptist wife as well.

As long as he never shows up on our doorstep, I guess my marriage is safe.

24 posted on 10/16/2005 10:45:28 AM PDT by keithtoo (Howard Dean is a Rove plant, Rove is a NeoCon plant, NeoCons are Trilateralist plants....)
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To: Boazo; MaryFromMichigan
Back at ya!


25 posted on 10/16/2005 10:45:42 AM PDT by apackof2 (There's two theories to arguin' with a woman. Neither one works. Will Rogers)
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To: MaryFromMichigan
Here ya go:


26 posted on 10/16/2005 10:48:05 AM PDT by orionblamblam ("You're the poster boy for what ID would turn out if it were taught in our schools." VadeRetro)
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To: Pokey78
America is not suffering from too much religion and there is certainly little danger of it.

What non-believers fear the most is Christ asking people to stand before a mirror to examine themselves.

Try telling someone, "I hope you get everything you deserve."

People don't like the ramifications of that statement knowing most of us have an immense fear of getting what we truly deserve.

27 posted on 10/16/2005 10:49:04 AM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: MaryFromMichigan


28 posted on 10/16/2005 10:58:24 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Boazo

Are ya'll going to post a pic of Ann with a beard??? :0
susie


29 posted on 10/16/2005 11:00:10 AM PDT by brytlea (All you need as ID to vote in FL is your Costco card...)
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To: Pokey78

bttt


30 posted on 10/16/2005 11:03:59 AM PDT by Guenevere (God bless our military!...and God bless the President of the United States!)
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To: keithtoo

My dear grandmother told me that even when you are on a diet, you can read the menu. Your wife wouldn't take even Mel over you. But she sure would take a long look at the menu! I would!


32 posted on 10/16/2005 11:12:13 AM PDT by trimom
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To: brytlea

I could do it, but would be burned to a cinder.


33 posted on 10/16/2005 11:19:13 AM PDT by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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