Thanks for posting - Mel's sins are ugly but no uglier than my own.
“Mel Gibson is a lot like you and me...”
I always tell people I have 99.9% DNA in common with Brad Pitt. Lot of good it does me.
I caught some of one of the tapes on radio last week.
The way her voice sounded compared to his, as far as sound quality, was very suspicious. Sounded spliced.
In any case, there are 2 sides to this story. There was a man who knows the woman on TV the other night and he says she is a real gold digger and to wait and see before harshly judging Mel.
If the quotes attributed to Mel are true, they are inexcusable, but it does seem that woman knew exactly what buttons to push to get him over the edge of sanity.
I am withholding any opinion on the matter until the facts are known from both sides.
I got to the point of “might of” and just stopped.
This guy sums up my position pretty much exactly.
After seeing her picture it is almost assured Mel did no such thing. If you look you will see there is not a single mark or any swelling in her lips. As someone who boxed competitively for 10 years I can assure you that you can't hit someone in the mouth hard enough to damage their teeth without busting their lip. I just doesn't happen. And I'm hearing now that experts are saying her tapes have been doctored.
That is all very true. I think he had a meltdown after the attacks on him for The Passion; God called him to make it, which meant that Satan was really lying in wait for him afterwards.
One of Mel Gibson’s problems, however, is that he doesn’t attend a regular Catholic church, but was in a Traditionalist “private chapel” situation. I don’t think they’re SSPX (it might be better if they were). Priests in these groups are usually legitimately ordained priests, but no bishop will actually incardinate them, although in many cases the bishop of the diocese permits them to have faculties as “visiting priests.
The problem is that this leaves their parishioners very isolated and in an uncertain situation, and also prevents them from getting the whole-hearted support of the Church when there is a problem.
A lot like you and me?
Umm, I don’t get drunk and head off into uncontrolled lunatic anti Semitism at a traffic stop. I don’t break up with my wife after a full quiver (!!!) of kids for a shack up Russian honey who more and more appears like the bait in a honey trap.
It’s almost as if he extracted all the good out of himself in creating the Passion, and all he has left is the evil. May God have mercy on his soul. I don’t believe that his first bunch of kids will...
Maybe he’s lost his mind because on one hand he claims to be a Christian and on the other hand is mired in sin — his ongoing adulterous relationship with this woman is just one example. Such tension — and the energy poured into denying the Holy Spirit — drives you crazy.
He needs to leave his religion, repent, and turn to Christ. Christ will help Mel come to his right mind.
Mel’s divorce is not yet final. I am praying that they’ll get back together.
Meanwhile, Sarah Palin’s garbage cans in Wassilla are still revealing nothing out of the ordinary.