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.