I've been wondering for years why there have been two Mel Gibson movies where the British are just way more evil than there's any apparent reason for. Not much of a pattern, but still suspicious. Finally, I've found an explanation. At least it's a theory. That's all I need. Now, when someone asks why Mel hates the British, I don't have to shrug and bore my questioner anymore. I can say, "His fanatically conservative Catholicism goes so deep that he still hates the British for the Reformation. Copyright Chris Hitchens 2010."