âI donât believe I have betrayed the Gospels, I believe I have been faithful to them,â said Gibson, adding, âThe Gospels are true. I base my faith on the testimonies of these Gospels.â.- In an interview published Friday by the French daily âLe Figaroâ, Mel Gibson addressed criticism that âThe Passion of the Christâ is âthe gospel according to Mel,â saying the film is faithful to the Gospels.
Gibson said he wished to tell the story of the Passion without pretense so that everyone might understand that Jesus Christ âdied for the sins of all men for all time.â
âSome people, especially in past eras, accused the Jews of killing Jesus Christ, but we are all brothers in guilt,â he said, underscoring as well that âthe Vatican has condemned all forms of racism and anti-Semitism.â
Gibson reiterated that his desire to retell the life of Jesus began 12 years ago. âI had gotten to such a level of personal anxiety that it really was time for me to stop and question myself. Thatâs what happened, thanks to my faith and to the special attention I gave to the Passion, the heart of the Christian faith. Thatâs how I came back to life,â he explained.