Bill Maher sure is right about this:

As I watch so much of the world ask Israel for restraint in a way no other country would (Can you imagine what Bush would do if a terrorist organization took over Canada and was lobbing missiles into Montana, Maine and Illinois?) - and, by the way, does anyone ever ask Hezbollah for restraint. you know, like, please stop firing your rockets aimed PURPOSEFULLY at civilians? - it strikes me that the world IS Mel Gibson.

Most of the time, the anti-semitism is under control, but that demon lives inside and when the moon is full, or there's been enough alcohol consumed, or Israel is forced to kill people in its own defense, then it comes out.

Bill is still wrong, I think, to link this to religion. Gibson's kind of rigid bigotry is more a function of the fundamentalist temptation within all religion - not religion itself, and certainly not all of Christianity. The biggest lie of our time is that fundamentalism is the only authentic expression of religious faith. In my view, it is often the least authentic.