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Friday, May 19, 2006

PostHeaderIcon It's Called Entertainment, Seriously, not Real (Da Vinci Code)

originally posted on myspace.com on May 19, 2006

I know wrestling is fake and I don't waste my time watching or arguing about it. IT'S CALLED ENTERTAINMENT. I feel the same way about "The Da Vinci Code".

The movie is just a marketing scheme by a best-selling author. I would do it too. SHOW ME THE MONEY!! He will make A LOT of money from this movie, and I believe all this negative press will only make him more.

Ron Howard had a suggestion Wednesday for people riled by the way Christian history is depicted in "The Da Vinci Code": If you suspect the movie will upset you, don't go see it. "There's no question that the film is likely to be upsetting to some people," Howard told reporters. "My advice, since virtually no one has really seen the movie yet, is to not go see the movie if you think you're going to be upset. Wait. Talk to somebody who has seen it. Discuss it. And then arrive at an opinion about the movie itself. Again: This is supposed to be entertainment, it's not theology," he said.

Let's face it, certain topics sell. Christ, obviously is one of them. Look at "The Passion". Book Of Judas. Heck, how can we forget "The Ten Commandments"?

I do not believe the book set out to unfairly portray albinos as evil (anyone remember "Powder"?).

I do not believe the book is capable of tearing down the Catholic establishment.

I do not believe that the Mona Lisa holds a secret to the story of Jesus.

Opus Dei wants disclaimer at the beginning of the movie that this is a work of fiction. How many mystery thrillers do you know have that?

20 million people aren't reading the code in The Da Vinci Code as a way to understand why the Catholic Church. Face it, it's fiction.

A prominent cardinal in the Vatican is urging legal action against the book and film versions of Dan Brown's "The DaVinci Code," claiming the story is offensive to both Christ and the Church.Cardinal Francis Arinze, a Nigerian who was among the candidates for the papacy last year, made his appeal during an appearance in a documentary titled, "The Da Vinci Code-A Masterful Deception." He call follows by ten days the entreaty of another Vatican cardinal who called for a boycott of the film when it is released on May 19th. What will this accomplish? Chances are the people boycotting this already know it's fiction, so why prevent people from seeing a movie?

What effect can movies have on our culture? Look at....

"Bowling for Columbine" and what it did it to the gun culture.

"Super Size Me" did it to fast food.

Will "The DaVinci Code" do the same to Christianity? Don't think so.

It's amazing to me that these Christians who are taking the time and energy to protest this movie have not taken the same energy to protest other community and cultural issues. How many have taken the same energy to volunteer at a homeless shelter or their child's school? How many of the protesters have the same amount of time writing a letter to their Congressman concerning issues in their state? I could go on, but you get the point. Is this seriously the most important issue concerning Christians today? What about protesting the Fred Phelps of the world? Will someone please explain to me how this FICTIONAL movie will topple Christianity as we know it?

Maybe the moral of this story is that there ARE many who do not have enough intelligence to discern between fiction and non-fiction. If there is some good that comes out of these protests, it is that Christians again have an opportunity to rediscover their beliefs and fortify their faith. It is good to question, strive and search for understanding.

Whatever the big deal is, I just don't get it. Is it REALLY worth boycotting and reporting on?

Go ahead, flame away.... I'm a big girl.

p.s. The DaVinci Code is the most popular book at the Chicago airport last week. I counted eleven over a 3 hour span. I don't get it. It is almost creepy that our culture has become so homoginized (they were all sipping Starbucks too... well, ok, not ALL of them). At least people are reading.

Also, if you truly don't believe that there are common, everyday people upset by this movie, check out
This blog inspired by the ex of a friend. Seriously, I bet more time was put into that email that community service last year. /rant.


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