• It's time to sort of get back to a basic message, the message that was given. At this time, the world has gone nuts, I think. And this film speaks - well, Christ spoke of faith, hope, love and forgiveness. And these are things I think we need to be reminded of again. He forgave as he was tortured and killed. And we could do with a little of that behavior.

    "Mel Gibson Talks to O'Reilly While Filming 'The Passion'". "The O'Reilly Factor" with Bill O'Reilly, January 14, 2003.