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.
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.
File this under baiting. It’ll get Hitchens on a radio program or two, maybe a followup, because some people will bite.
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.