The "Passion" of the Madman- which Christians will denounce?

Mel Gibson with actor Jim Caviezel ("Jesus") on the set o
set of "The Passion of the Christ" (Courtesy: TheAge.com.au)
Why did Mel Gibson choose to produce a cinematic depiction of the classic anti-Semitic "passion-play?  In doing so, why did he patch together the most Jewish-incriminating interpretations from a variety of sources?

The Wrap has exclusive coverage of Judah Maccabee-screenwriter Joe Eszterhas' expose of Mel's demons and his possible agenda.
Joe Eszterhas Explodes at Mel Gibson: 'You Hate Jews' (Exclusive)
Hollywood screenwriter Joe Eszterhas is accusing Mel Gibson, his recent collaborator on a movie about Jewish revolt, of “hating Jews” and using him to deflect his anti-Semitic reputation.

In an explosive nine-page letter to Gibson obtained by TheWrap (read the full letter here), the screenwriter wrote that the director of “The Passion of the Christ” never intended to make the movie about Jewish heroism, called “The Maccabees.” Instead, Eszterhas said, Gibson announced the project “in an attempt to deflect continuing charges of anti-Semitism which have dogged you, charges which have crippled your career.” He added: “I’ve come to the conclusion that the reason you won’t make ‘The Maccabees’ is the ugliest possible one. You hate Jews.”

Mel Gibson Rage Recording in Costa Rica: 'Filthy C-sucker Whore'
Mel Gibson shouted terrifying epithets at his houseguests during a rampage at his home in Costa Rica in December, according to a recording obtained by TheWrap. Houseguest and screenwriter Joe Eszterhas provided the recording, and you can find it at the bottom of this story. (Editor’s note: Recording and quotations below contain highly offensive language.)

The release of the recording follows a public dispute between Gibson and Eszterhas. The screenwriter wrote a nine-page letter obtained by TheWrap, accusing the movie star of making continual anti-Semitic remarks, threatening violence to Grigorieva and detailing out-of-control behavior, including the rampage he described in detail.

Eszterhas' audiotape reveals a psychosis which may have been behind Gibson's depiction of "The Passion-play." Which Christians want Gibson to define the story of their faith? Christians interested in redeeming themselves from the silence of their faith during the Nazi vilifying of Jews in the early stages of the Holocaust (the history of which Mel's father, Hutton Gibson seeks to rewrite) ought to rethink their tacit condoning of Mel's "The Passion of the Christ" since its release in 2006.  Which Christian leaders will publicly denounce Mel's version of deicide as not credible and unrepresentative of their theology?

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