I saw my first TV commercial for Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. The standard claim is that this movie will inspire rampages of judenhass. What occurred to me to wonder about is, if it’s the message of the Christian Gospels that’s the problem, why is it that Jews are far safer in the USA than Europe even though Americans are far more religious and Christian than Europeans? Not to mention the state of judenhass in the Middle East, which has very few (and fewer all the time) Christians. You’d expect exactly the opposite based on the complaints about Gibson’s movie.