Skip to comments.Why Should We Stop THE DA VINCI CODE?
Posted on 05/19/2006 9:53:45 AM PDT by Simi Valley Tom
War on Christianity has been declared. On which side of the battle line will you stand?
The movie version of Dan Brown's book, THE DA VINCI CODE, is now in theaters. Although the movie significantly waters down the unrelenting, anti-Christian attacks and virulent paganism and goddess worship of the novel, it promotes the book and contains enough falsehoods and scurrilous conjecture to distort the truth about Jesus Christ, the Bible, Christianity, and God. That, coupled with the books popularity and some Christians ignorance about their faith, leads us to believe that the movie, and the attention it draws, will increase peoples hatred and prejudice against Christians and Christianity.
If this sounds like an overreaction, consider this:
* THE DA VINCI CODE presents blasphemous fiction as fact in a deceptive fashion
* THE DA VINCI CODE book denies the divinity of Jesus Christ, claiming He was no more than a mortal prophet, and the movie says it doesn't matter whether Jesus was divine or not
* THE DA VINCI CODE alleges Jesus married Mary Magdalene with whom He had a child
* THE DA VINCI CODE falsely claims the Christian church has historically hidden these facts through deception, murder and conspiracy
THE DA VINCI CODE novel has already caused great harm. Over 45 million copies of Dan Browns book have been sold, and its been a staple on worldwide best-seller lists for two years and counting. Brown, however, doesnt present it as an overt work of fiction. A simple statement in the prologue reads, All descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents and secret rituals in this novel are accurate.
Many Christians are already theologically malnourished; how will they withstand the assault of distortions, lies and bigotry from THE DA VINCI CODE?
We must combat THE DA VINCI CODEs attack on Jesus, the Bible and the very integrity of the Christian faith.
On which side of the battle line will you stand?
Note: See the News and Articles sections of www.movieguide.org for more analysis of Dan Brown's book, and see Current Reviews at www.movieguide.org for a review of the movie version.
What if we came up with a book like this? How would the media respond, and would they give us a pass on the non-disclaimer.
If you thought The DaVinci Code was shocking, you ain't heard nothing yet. Everything the media taught you about the Clinton's is wrong. The Clinton Code reveals that Bill did not rape Juanita Broaddrick, did not sexually harass Katherine Willey, and did not have improper relations with Paula Jones, Jennifer Flowers or even Monica Lewinski. These were all a big cover up for Bill's real passion.....12-year old boys.
The Clinton Code takes you inside the secret society, the Sid Blums, a society dedicated to protecting the dark secrets of socialism and communism. How the secret blood line of Marx, Lennin, and even Hitler all lead to a little girl named Hillary Rodham. How the secret rituals of the Sid Blums concerning the shoes of Hillary Rodham lead to the firing of Dick Morris and to Dick's new role in infatuating the other side by giving bad advice and making predictions that never come true. Also the book reveals the story behind the mysterious death of Vince Foster, and how the Clinton Body Count actually grossly underestimates the carnage left behind by the Clintons.
DISCLAIMER: This book is not anti-anything. The Clinton Code is a novel and therefore a work of fiction. The artwork, architecture, documents, and secret rituals depicted in this novel all exist. This disclaimer takes no stance about the theories discussed in this book. This book serves only to open up discussion on these important topics. In fact, I am a supporter of the Clintons. If you ask what a Clinton supporter is, everyone will give you different answers. To some to be a Clinton supporter, you must have voted for them. To others, liking them is all it takes. I prefer not to rigidly classify this personal concept, so to me being a Clinton supporter simply means to seek the truth out about these SOBs.
At least Dan Brown has publicly stated that 'The DaVinci Code' is a work of fiction. Ron Howard, OTOH, issues no disclaimer to that effect in the movie.
Leave it alone and it will find itself in the bagain bin at the 99 cent store.
The good news is that we have the only weapon that can win a war like this on our side ... GOD.
I'm not unsympathetic to those who feel threatened or offended by The DaVinci Code.
However, Christianity has withstood much worse than this. Christianity will still be here long after this movie is forgotten.
Maybe if you just ignore it, it will die on its' own.
Gutenberg really started something with that printing press.
Anyone who is strong in thier faith/beliefs will not have to worry about what this movie is about.
Battle? Like most, not on either side. I'm on the side of entertainment.
BTW, many who are screaming loudly on this forum and others were all too quick to laugh at the Mohammed cartoons and even reproduce them in thread after thread.
Your just givin' 'em free publicity. By most accounts the movie is mediocre (like the book) - ignoring it might be the best solution.
Well, it'd be a FASTER death than it will be with all this publicity.
In general, I agree. The box office take is much greater because of all this noise.
I can assure you that God gave us free will. Just who do you think you outrank?
I think the latest tomatometer rating is 18 - which is REALLY bad. Ignore it and it will die a quick death - be out on DVD in two months. Besides, IT'S FICTION. Something the bible thumpers seem unable to comprehend.
It takes extremely weak faith to be swayed by silliness like this book. No practicing Christian is going to give a hoot about it.
Besides, the movie is failure, so just let the whole thing die on its own.
Although what you say is important, the reviews will kill this film. The more counter protests that happen with this film the more buzz will be created and curiosity will take place.The film industry is on egg shells right now, Very few people are going out to see movies. Anything that generates buzz will help the film.
So how do we display our rejection of the film and that any producers that put their money toward this crap will loose their pants? Dont buy the DVD,when your friends talk about it , talk about it in boring terms.
Our money is power, if Christians actually focused their capitol and hired professional people to write,direct, and produce their own production company and produced entertainment ( Gaming, films, tv) Which I feel gaming is the new entertainment, then they will see that films that offend our values have no money in them.
Lets try not to recreate the stupid things some people did to promote the last temptation of Christ.
Ishtar meets Waterworld.
The DaVinci Code stopped itself....universally bad reviews...even from the lefty film critics.
Come on people. This is starting to look like the Muslims foaming at the mouth over a cartoon. It's a book and a movie. We still have freedom of speech right? Let's not become like the enemy.
Rudolph Valentino or Glenn Ford?
If we stop giving this turkey free publicity then this feminazi wet dream would just go away into the DVD bargain bin.
Seriously, ITS A BADLY MADE MOVIE.
Go see some other movie, watch paint drying, this movie is being hyped because the hollyweird leftist view it as "the Passion of the Left"
If everyone wants to do something useful with their 6-10 dollars, donate it to FR.
At the start of the book, Dan Brown pledges, "All descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents and secret rituals in this novel are accurate." That is hardly necessary for a work of fiction.
On the radio this morning, I heard about some anti-"Da Vinci Code" protests that were planned. If people want to do that, fine. It really isn't my cup of tea, and neither are this book or movie. If this is an outrage against Christ, there are greater and more subtle outrages committed against him every minute of every day.
"The DaVinci Code" will pass. Christ and his truth will stand.
After the DaVinci Code we can try to stop South Park, Two and a half Men, Lost, and any other show that might offend our sense of religious superiority.
Here's a better idea, people should take 10 minutes and talk to their children/friends/neighbors about the importance of being able to use rational thought to reach a conclusion not based purely on emotion.
If I were Catholic, I'd be more concerned about the perception that every priest is molesting the altar boys. Oh, and before you flame the crap out of me, take ten seconds to think about which is the bigger problem, the movie or the behaviors of church leaders.
It's amazing how quickly people lose sight of what's really important. Anything from Hollywood ranks really low on my list of "things to get upset about."
I think psuedo conservative MEDIA WHORES are jumping on the "boycot" band waggon because they know the left wing media will stick a camera in their face in exchance for "boycott" causing free publicity.
This movie probably won't fail now because of the Religious Right push against it. No matter how bad and boring it is, all the people who want to flip Jerry Falwell the bird will go see it. Religious protests of a film didn't kill Last Temptation of Christ, Basic Instinct or Dogma so it definitely won't take this one down, which already has a built in audience of several million.
It is a book, but it slanders real people and religious beliefs. Its intention is to have people question Christianity and put Christianity in a bad light. It represents itselve as being based on historical fact, with the exception of the fictious characters and their story. No one is rioting and no one has placed $1 million price tag on the head of the author.
We still have freedom of speech right?
That is what we are excersing. Or is just the author that owns that freedom?
Wouldn't we better off feeding the spirit of the malnourished Christians (as you call it) as opposed to fighting a movie of fiction?
By trying to stop the movie it makes the "weak" Christians think you must be hiding something. Why not just say it's fiction and leave it at that?
"Relax kid... it's only a movie."
-- Ham Salad, Hardware Wars - 1978
It's getting horrible reviews.
Christianity or obsessive neurotic busy bodies like the a$$hole woman who just tried to get the Harry Potter books banned in Gwinnett county (Atlanta Suburbs)
IIRC Waterworld eventually made money loonngg after it came out on video.
The 'theories' are not 'theories', they are dispoven slander. This story attacks real people and the religion of millions and millions. Allowing this blasphemous slander to stand without being attacked is wrong.
You think that is something? Look at what Al Gore has done with the Internet.
Do you agree with the statement that anything that doesn't exalt God is by nature blasphemous?
Someone who feels the need to "stop" this movie must have a weak and insecure faith indeed.
The movie's a stinker.
We are probably in agreement, Always. But let me just clarify my point --
The title of this post is "We must stop the Da Vinci Code" -
Presumably that means the author wants to prevent it from being shown or prevent people from watching it. Right? I disagree. Criticize all you want. Exercise your freedom of speech. And let other people exercise their freedoms.
Oh please, if the author of the book states that it's fiction, how could the movie be anything else?
This sad American fact of having to apologize for every perceived slight against any and everything is just silly.
Some freepers are sadly starting to sound like DUers sounded when discussing The Passion of the Christ.
I thought his real passion was Peruvian mummies.
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