This afternoon, Salon reported that Mel Gibson is making a sequel to “The Passion of the Christ,” complete with the “original Jesus”:

But that weird bit of wording isn’t what stuck out most to Atlantic contributor and faith and culture writer Jonathan Merritt:

It’s a shame he wasn’t joking. Because that’s just bad.

Faith and culture writer.

Literally. That’s his one job.

To be fair, you can’t really expect a guy who makes a living writing about religion to make sure he knows what he’s talking about.


That’s maybe not a bad idea.

The Bible would be a good one to start with.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with an additional tweet.