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August 25, 2006 Posted by | Da Vinci Code News, Daily Devotional | Leave a comment

Da Vinci Code News

Interesting Commentary from John Leo.

Townhall.com :: Columns :: Civility, not censorship, is issue in "Da Vinci Code" debate by John Leo – May 14, 2006: "So the calls for the movie to be banned, or at least boycotted, are understandable, but wrongheaded. But where is the muscular pro-censorship lobby that usually leaps into action whenever 'hate speech' is detected? After all, eccentric historian David Irving is sitting in an Austrian prison for two speeches he gave denying the Holocaust. Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk narrowly escaped prosecution for 'denigrating Turkishness,' i.e., he thought the slaughter of Armenians by Turks during World War I was genocide. And a Swedish pastor was convicted (though cleared on appeal) of violating a hate crime law that specifically included sermons against homosexuality as hate speech. "

(Last of the Da Vinci Code News unless something else comes up worth reading)

May 22, 2006 Posted by | Da Vinci Code News | Leave a comment

Da Vinci Code News

Did anyone see the Da Vinci Code this weekend? Anyone care to give a review or make a comment?

May 22, 2006 Posted by | Da Vinci Code News | Leave a comment

Da Vinci Code News

Out of 106 critical reviews 18 were positive giving The Da Vinci Code a 17% rating at Rotten Tomatoes (link provided below).

What lessons can we learn from this as Christians?

  • First, given that the movie is receiving reviews the equivalent of "Scary Movie 3" and this year's remake of the "Pink Panther", if Christians had spent their time evangelizing instead of creating publicity and organizing protests against this movie, it would have hit the box office and been gone in two weeks with no one the wiser.
  • Second, if the movie does well at the box office, it will have "Christians" to thank for those ticket sales.
  • Third, if you're a Christian who launched a personal crusade, isn't it time that you got into the scripture and determined what God truly wants us to do with our time?

Rotten Tomatoes – The Da Vinci Code

May 19, 2006 Posted by | Da Vinci Code News | 17 Comments

Da Vinci Code News

The review are in, and the critics think the movie is really bad–as in, just frightfully boring.

Rotten Tomatoes – The Da Vinci Code

May 18, 2006 Posted by | Da Vinci Code News, Daily Devotional | 4 Comments

Da Vinci Code News

Reading "Da Vinci Code" does alter beliefs: survey|Reuters.com:

"LONDON (Reuters) – 'The Da Vinci Code' has undermined faith in the Roman Catholic Church and badly damaged its credibility, a survey of British readers of Dan Brown's bestseller showed on Tuesday.

People are now twice as likely to believe Jesus Christ fathered children after reading the Dan Brown blockbuster and four times as likely to think the conservative Catholic group Opus Dei is a murderous sect. 'An alarming number of people take its spurious claims very seriously indeed,' said Austin Ivereigh, press secretary to Britain's top Catholic prelate Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor. "


The Berean Commentary:

Faith in an establishment (like the Roman Catholic Church or any other religious organizational makeup) is misplaced anyway.  If the faith of many Catholics in their organization was not shaken by the widespread pedophilia scandal associated with it, then it seems hardly likely that a novel and movie can do much.

Like one of our commentors pointed out, the Roman Catholic Church as an organization has much dirty laundry (from the slaughter of millions of innocents through inquisition to the assasination of Kings and toppling of governments) and does not like its authority challenged.  (Helen pointed out that later statement, I added the former)

If one is placing their faith in the wrong thing, then it deserves to be shaken for two reasons:

1.  Faith's authorship and origin are from God.  If it is true faith from God then it cannot be shaken

2.  God-given faith cannot be placed in the wrong thing.

May 18, 2006 Posted by | Da Vinci Code News | 50 Comments

The Da Vinci Code News

 Many of you are interested in the Da Vinci Code Movie and have asked questions. Leading up to the release of the movie tomorrow, the Bereans will post articles of interest and perspective. Here is one by political pundit Peggy Noonan:

READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE:

"I do not understand the thinking of a studio that would make, for the amusement of a nation 85% to 90% of whose people identify themselves as Christian, a major movie aimed at attacking the central tenets of that faith, and insulting as poor fools its gulled adherents. Why would Tom Hanks lend his prestige to such a film? Why would Ron Howard? They're both already rich and relevant. A desire to seem fresh and in the middle of a big national conversation? But they don't seem young, they seem immature and destructive. And ungracious. They've been given so much by their country and era, such rich rewards and adulation throughout their long careers. This was no way to say thanks.

I don't really understand why we live in an age in which we feel compelled to spoof the beliefs of the followers of the great religions. Why are we doing that? Why does Hollywood consider this progressive as opposed to primitive, like a pre-Columbian tribe attacking the tribe next door for worshiping the wrong spirits? "

May 18, 2006 Posted by | Da Vinci Code News | 6 Comments