I know that many will find this shocking (NOT !!), but the San Francisco Chronicle has an exact opposite view of this movie. It says in this 12/11/06 article (via an "expert" they interviewed) that Gibson was 100% wrong in his depiction of the ancient Maya culture (even stating that there is no evidence that the sheer number of human sacrifices portrayed by Gibson ever took place). The author also makes sure he gets in some "subtle" digs against Gibson and Christianity, as well a snide comment about "The Passion of the Christ". Either way, get out your barf bags, and read what "the other side" is saying:
And in Iran they are holding a conference saying that the Holocaust never happened!
What I find amazing is that the large numbers of Mexican converts almost equaled the number who turned away in the Reformation in Europe.
I think I will choose not to believe the SF Chronicle.
(Can't fault them that badly, because an ad in the Chronicle brought our family out of California to Oregon! LOL!