I feel obliged to comment on the recent controversy about Mel Gibson's latest film, "The Passion of the Christ", and on his father who is a self-professed anti-semite. As a Scottish Presbyterian by upbringing, I do not care for Passion plays. I don't like them. They were thought up by some 19th Century German nun, and are completely over the top. Two thousand years of love-thy-neighboour religious thinking is thrown out of the window by these plays because they goad people into self-righteous rage and anti-semitism.
So I am very disappointed in Mel Gibson for pandering to the tastes of the lowest common denominator of Christianity. I agree with the ever-perceptive Howard Stern who points out that Mel made the film to please his bigoted father. I do not support Mel in this latest film. I may well take all his pictures off my website. I am waiting to see how this all pans out.