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I'm interested to hear Freepers' take on this story! Thanks!

My inclination is that Mel Gibson would do a good job, and could even possibly doing this as an atonement for past indiscretions.

1 posted on 09/09/2011 10:30:24 AM PDT by TEXOKIE
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I can understand that they might be angry at Mel Gibson for his earlier remarks. However, it seems like he is extending an olive branch here, and I can’t see why they would be opposed to this movie.


2 posted on 09/09/2011 10:31:53 AM PDT by Scutter
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I’m interested in your take on this suject! Thanks!


3 posted on 09/09/2011 10:32:10 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Anarchy IS the strategy of the forces of darkness!)
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“Casting him as a director or perhaps as the star of ‘Judah Maccabee’ is like casting Madoff to be the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission,” says Rabbi Marvin Heir.”

Worst analogy in history. Mel had one drunken binge escapade. Madoff screwed people systematically for years. He’s a Rabbi...he should be able to do better than this.


5 posted on 09/09/2011 10:33:12 AM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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“F**king Jews...the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.”

-Mel Gibson

There is no walking back from that one, Mel.


8 posted on 09/09/2011 10:39:07 AM PDT by trumandogz
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The Golan-Globus team wasn’t available?


10 posted on 09/09/2011 10:46:11 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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I recall the hysteria over his Passion of the Christ. It would spark a new holocaust or at the very least a brutal wave of anti-semitism. What happened along those lines? Zilch. Nada. Rien. ZERO. That’s all I have to say.


11 posted on 09/09/2011 10:47:46 AM PDT by all the best
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I’m Jewish and I’ve always like Mel Gibson. I say, “Right on, Mel”.


12 posted on 09/09/2011 10:47:52 AM PDT by Signalman
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The big Hollywood studios were founded or operated by Jews and some of the Biblical epics they produced were atrocious. Maybe the rabbis should hit the golden oldies at the movie rental kiosk.


20 posted on 09/09/2011 11:18:11 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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Mel can make any movie he wants, and which he can get funding for. It’s still a mostly free country.


21 posted on 09/09/2011 11:20:48 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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My thought is that if they don’t like it, they can make their own competing film.

Of course, they are entitled to their own opinion, but when they play the victim card, I tune ‘em out.

Mel may be an anti-Semite, but he’s a good actor, and he’s entitled to make a living.


22 posted on 09/09/2011 11:28:41 AM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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I love Mel Gibson—yes, he has his faults but he deals with them and moves on. If anyone has never said anything or done something he is ashamed of-—then, let him tear down Gibson. (hmmmm—no one).

The “good” that Mel Gibson has done— outweighs the evil, BY FAR. He is a genius at making movies and made some of the greatest movies ever. The message in those movies are GOOD—not like most of the subversive, evil messages in most movies (and many by secular socialist “Jews”, by the way). That is why he is hated by MSM. He mocks their “sacred cows” of homosexuality and collectivism with his movies. God gave him great gifts for a reason.

Any person that has been vilified and targeted like Gibson by MSM has my vote of confidence. Someone with his looks and talent and wealth are always major targets by evil people—he is bound to trip up on occasion. It is called life and reality. What a life though!!!!! Go, Mel!!!!

BTW, hated the movie “Beaver”.


23 posted on 09/09/2011 11:31:15 AM PDT by savagesusie
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Perhaps “prominent Jewish leaders” ought to worry more about the president they worship selling out their homies in Israel or the Middle Eastern psychopaths who would kill them at the drop of a hat instead of a troubled Hollywood personality who has no power to harm them.


26 posted on 09/09/2011 11:42:38 AM PDT by lazypadawan
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Gibson has a BIG mouth and has made obnoxious comments, but what if this movie portrays Maccabee well and truthfully? That would go a long way (IMHO) towards making amends.


30 posted on 09/09/2011 12:01:00 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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If this were done well and straight, it would be a great movie. Moreover, it might be a way for Mel to make amends to the Jewish community for his drunken anti-Semitic slur, which he is definitely responsible for (The Passion of the Christ was in no way anti-Semitic, simply a portrayal of the story in the Gospels.)


31 posted on 09/09/2011 12:02:22 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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Can’t watch Gibson anymore after he dumped his wife for the floosey. It’s a shame, too, since several of his movies were old favorites.


33 posted on 09/09/2011 12:11:33 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To forgive is divine.


34 posted on 09/09/2011 12:20:39 PM PDT by Grunthor (Perry. Because in your heart you know he's right.)
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As a Jew, I welcome Gibson’s effort here, as so far detailed. But do it right! The story of the Maccabees is not some cute story about a menorah and ‘8 crazy nights’ as most Jews vacuously ‘celebrate’ it today. Google ‘Meir Kahane’ and ‘Chanukah’ to find out what it is REALLY about.


36 posted on 09/09/2011 12:58:44 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.StandWithArizona.com)
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As long as Mel includes 2 Maccabees 12: 39-46 in the screen play, all will be forgiven.

39 And the day following Judas came with his company, to take away the bodies of them that were slain, and to bury them with their kinsmen, in the sepulchres of their fathers. 40 And they found under the coats of the slain, some of the donaries of the idols of Jamnia, which the law forbids to the Jews: so that all plainly saw, that for this cause they were slain. 41 Then they all blessed the just judgment of the Lord, who had discovered the things that were hidden. 42 And so betaking themselves to prayers, they besought him, that the sin which had been committed might be forgotten. But the most valiant Judas exhorted the people to keep themselves from sin, forasmuch as they saw before their eyes what had happened, because of the sins of those that were slain. 43 And making a gathering, he sent twelve thousand drachms of silver to Jerusalem for sacrifice to be offered for the sins of the dead, thinking well and religiously concerning the resurrection. 44 (For if he had not hoped that they that were slain should rise again, it would have seemed superfluous and vain to pray for the dead), 45 and because he considered that they who had fallen asleep with godliness, had great grace laid up for them. 46 It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins.

42 posted on 09/09/2011 1:51:25 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM ("Verbal engineering always precedes social engineering.")
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My inclination is that Mel Gibson would do a good job, and could even possibly doing this as an atonement for past indiscretions.

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Agreed. What can be harmed by expecting the best? Gibson has made a number of fine movies. During a short period he ran amok, but it appears to me that he most likely regrets that.

46 posted on 09/09/2011 2:13:36 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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Mel makes good movies however unstable he may be personally.


52 posted on 09/09/2011 3:18:23 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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