Saturday, August 05, 2006

A Different Take from a Rabbi on Mel Gibson

When Irish eyes are smiling...

Rabbi Daniel Lapin has a different take on Mel Gibson and his recent DUI incident.

h/t Southern Appeal

As for the many other Jewish voices who are jumping on this to renew their attacks on the "Passion of the Christ" for its alleged anti-semitism, the elements in the movie that they point to as examples of anti-semitism are all found in the Gospels. Furthermore, Jewish tradition itself makes no bones about the fact that the Jewish authorities had Christ put to death. If saying so is anti-semitic, then Jewish tradition is anti-semitic.

This justify mistreating non-Christian Jews, any more than it does mistreating non-Christian Italians who also had a hand in putting Christ to death. It just happens to be the truth.