Skip to comments.Mel Gibson Tirades are the Distilled Violence, Cruelty, & Bigotry of Right-wing Catholic Ideology
Posted on 07/19/2010 5:44:38 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
Here is a man whose every word and deed is easily explicable once you know the single essential thing about him: He is a member of a fascist splinter group that believes it is the salvation of the Catholic Church.
This schismatic crackpot sect is headed by Mel Gibson's father, Hutton Gibson, a nutty autodidact with a sideline in Holocaust denial.
Like many ultra-conservative Catholics, the Gibsons, père et fils, have never forgiven the Vatican for lifting the charge of deicide against the Jews in 1964.
Less well-remembered, perhaps, is the interview in which he announced that his wife of many years and the mother of his children would not, alas, be able to join him in paradise.
It was not a matter of her moral character. It was simply that she had not seen fit to join the one true church.
Her condemnation, then, was "a pronouncement from the chair."
Gibson has now traded in this long-suffering ladyhopelessly rupturing his sacred marriage vowsfor another, younger one, who, to phrase it delicately, was almost certainly not picked for her salient Catholic virtues.
In doing this, he must have had a consciousness, however dim, of having endangered his immortal soul.
(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...
I know I should pray for this man’s recovery, but frankly I have more important things to do.
Paging the Theology Wonks!
Funny, I’m as right wing as can possibly be, 500 times more to the right than Mel, and I’m a Catholic. Yet I support Israel and I don’t beat women; or have a problem being a stumbling dunkard.
Watch it Pelosi and the late Kennedy are Catholics
Beliefs belong in church.
What more is there to say?
Mel Gibson practices his own bizarre form of Catholicism. This fact negates any feeble case that Hitchens is attempting to make.
Even if they are fake.
No they are not.
The fact that his wife is meeting him in Australia with some of his kids shows that they love, they love him and want him to kick the alcohol addiction that leads to so much awful behavior. Pray for this guy. He has great potential as we know, and the booze is helping satan infest him - but his family knows this.
God uses all for good, even our decisiobs to caste Him aside and sin terribly. Maybe this will bring him into Full Communion? Only prayer will do it, so pray.
The only good Catholic is a lapse cafeteria Catholic that proclaoms to be practicing, and that’s the position of the government controlled media always.
Yeah Hitchens and Ted Kaczynski’s tirades are the norm for the left. What a sorry excuse for a hatefilled screed.
Christopher Hitchens is the bigot in the living room. JMHO
He is NOT a Catholic.
Are you talking about the Drudge report? Mel's publicist denied that he's going to Australia.
Well, you know this is at least a part of why this story is getting so much coverage, when things like Acorn and the black panthers stories aren’t. One fits the agenda and one doesn’t.
(Not defending mel’s behavior at all, it was absolutely disgusting).
What more is there to say?
1) You're wrong. Beliefs (if truly believed) are integral to the person and shouldn't have to be left behind to participate in society. Certainly, your belief that others' beliefs belong in Church is a part of you...!
2) Your homepage is scary...
For real, full-on, unadulterated violence and hatred, you might do better looking at pagan National Socialism and atheistic International Communism ...
But that might be too close to home.
Mel Gibson is a scumbag, but that is his choice; it has nothing to do with his Catholicism. These dishonest people just use this pretense to vent their hatred of religion --- all religion.
Mel Gibson's problems were created because he chose to REJECT the teachings of Jesus and His Church, instead of follow them.
When I’m looking for an authority on the church, I always go with drunk atheists like Christopher Hitchens.
Speaking of ‘distilled’, Chris...
“Beliefs belong in the church”
is ironically a belief. Why are you expressing it outside of a church?
Understand he's headed back out of town. If he needs to hide out, lemme suggest a return to Peekskill, Nothing ever happens there (or at least since Aaron Burr died) and fewer media people can find it than can find Australia.
BTW, that russki bimbo may look OK at night, but in full sunlight? Mel, it could be an eye problem. I hope the kid is being raised as a Catholic, preferably in an Irish orphanage and laundry, where they understand these things..
And then there's this tidbit. Or two.
As a Catholic, I’d say poor Mel has really made a hash of things.
That being said, I must also state I have not met one Catholic who says the crazy things Mel does.
File this under baiting. It’ll get Hitchens on a radio program or two, maybe a followup, because some people will bite.
No. His publicist denied it. And he's filming right now with Jodie Foster.
What does he say about Charlie Sheen and Alec Baldwin and their rants and abuse?
You’d have to be a pretty big ass to post some garbage like this.
>> Hitchens: “hopelessly rupturing his sacred marriage vows”
Hey, maybe they’re filming in Peekskill!
Gibson has been under major attack, spiritually and from the Hollywood Left since the Passion of the Christ. I hope he recovers.
BS. These are the ravings of an arrogant, pampered Hollywood booze-bag.
I’m thinking not. But the article did say that he filmed in NYC for 2 weeks.
They were Romnan Catholics once, but are now more like Christian Socialist Hedonist Philosopher Obama Lovers and whatever they do, it is out of Kennedy-like love for us, the little people who must follow them.
Mel? He's just a Right-wing Lunatic.
This has nothing to do with Mel Gibson’s distorted and schismatic version of sedevacatist catholicism, and everything to do with mental illness. Mel displays all the classic symptoms of Biploar type I. In a 2008 documentary, Acting Class of 1977, he first talked about being diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Because of poor roads, and highly idiosyncratic locals, Peekskill does not get the foreign tourists that it should. It would make a great film location.
Mel Gibson's father, Hutton Gibson, a nutty autodidact with a sideline in Holocaust denial... [has] never forgiven the Vatican for lifting the charge of deicide against the Jews in 1964. Less well-remembered, perhaps, is the interview in which [Mel] announced that his wife of many years and the mother of his children would not, alas, be able to join him in paradise. It was not a matter of her moral character. It was simply that she had not seen fit to join the one true church. Her condemnation, then, was "a pronouncement from the chair."
Remember `Mad Max’ and the insane cop he played with Danny “Global Warming Causes Earthquakes” Glover in that movie series (name escapes me)?
Mel wasn’t acting. Hitchens is right: Gibson’s as crazy as an outhouse mouse.
And we can find easier Hollywierdos to defend.
Denzel Washington. Kevin Costner, some others. There are a more than a few normal (see: `conservative’) leading actors, we just don’t hear much from them.
As Hitchen’s writes in `Religion Poisons Everything’ Spinoza, Descarte & others—notably the scientist who ground lenses and was served with a fatwah by his own synagogue—they often signed their works anonymously, under a rose (or sub rosa), and agreed that those who hid well, lived well.
Kick this religious screwball to the curb. His act is getting old.
Never been to Peekskill. Several towns around it but not there.
Simple really. As an engineering student, I worked on the town's major tourist attraction, its waste water treatment plant, visiting every quaint street tracing the town's sewer lines.
As soon as I finish freeping you, I shall write the mayor of this moribund municipality suggesting they name the sewage treatment plant after Mel, or Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.
Give him another choke to give him a kick.
I don’t think anyone is defending Gibson so much as trying to get the truth. Does he have problems? Yep. And I think what the police conclude will be interesting. He’s a colorful character that picked the wrong arm candy.
Well, fwiw I pray for Christopher Hitchens recovery from cancer, he was to go on a book tour to promote his anti religion work.
As for Mel Gibson, I think he needs some effective counseling, it is my view that perhaps he has some issues that need to be resolved.
And it is funny to me that Hitch was chosen to write an article critical of the Catholic Church and supra ordinary Cardinal Jurisdictions, that is a bit like a a vegetarian reviewing steaks at a Ruth Crisp’s..
Not a job I’d want. And the towns that I live near don’t have sewer lines.
You're talking about Christopher Hitchens?