It is as it was: Gibson gets the story right

MEL GIBSON'S film The Passion of the Christ is an accurate account of the last hours and death of Jesus.

Consequently, I was very upset by Suzanne Harrington's conclusion (Irish Examiner, April 2) that the film is "at best misinforming the uninformed or, at worst, stirring up already boiling religious hatred."

She says it is a film "peppered with historical and factual errors." (She bases her opinion on the film trailer). She should have listed the errors.

Ms Harrington fears the film is anti-semitic... yet from the outset has no reservation about speaking of Our Lord in a derogatory manner.

It's also untrue to say it's a film "which both Catholic and Jewish academics dismiss as anti-semitic."

Ms Harrington attributes the words 'I am love' to Jesus... something he never said. Maybe she should reconsider who is serving to 'misinform,' who is 'uninformed' and who in fact has an 'already boiling religious hatred?'

Máiréad O'Sullivan,




Co Cork.

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