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Why Should We Stop THE DA VINCI CODE?
MovieguideŽ ^ | May 19, 2006 | Dr. Ted Baehr

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 book’s popularity and some Christians’ ignorance about their faith, leads us to believe that the movie, and the attention it draws, will increase people’s 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 Brown’s book have been sold, and it’s been a staple on worldwide best-seller lists for two years and counting. Brown, however, doesn’t 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 CODE’s 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.


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1 posted on 05/19/2006 9:53:50 AM PDT by Simi Valley Tom
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To: Simi Valley Tom

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.

 

 

THE

CLINTON

CODE

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.

2 posted on 05/19/2006 9:55:34 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Simi Valley Tom

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.


3 posted on 05/19/2006 9:55:44 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: Simi Valley Tom
Trying to stop the Da Vinci Code through boycotts will only create publicity and help increase attendance.

Even liberal critics say this movie is a dog. Ignore it and it will die a slow death.
4 posted on 05/19/2006 9:55:55 AM PDT by BW2221
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To: Simi Valley Tom
The more attention paid to this silly movie, the more important the movie becomes. The critics are already laughing at it.

Leave it alone and it will find itself in the bagain bin at the 99 cent store.

5 posted on 05/19/2006 9:56:20 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Simi Valley Tom

The good news is that we have the only weapon that can win a war like this on our side ... GOD.


6 posted on 05/19/2006 9:56:20 AM PDT by exnavy (God bless America)
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To: Simi Valley Tom

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.


7 posted on 05/19/2006 9:56:20 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Simi Valley Tom

Maybe if you just ignore it, it will die on its' own.


8 posted on 05/19/2006 9:56:21 AM PDT by Perdogg (Durham - The San Francisco of North Carolina)
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To: Always Right

ROFLMAO!


9 posted on 05/19/2006 9:57:01 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: Simi Valley Tom

Gutenberg really started something with that printing press.


10 posted on 05/19/2006 9:57:20 AM PDT by JmyBryan
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To: Simi Valley Tom
NO need to worry...

Anyone who is strong in thier faith/beliefs will not have to worry about what this movie is about.

11 posted on 05/19/2006 9:57:23 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Mr. Franklin, what form of customes did you create in Tiajunna? A beeber, Madam, if you can stune it)
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To: Simi Valley Tom
Churchanity preachin the gospel of movie reviews..
12 posted on 05/19/2006 9:57:49 AM PDT by mnehring (Those who advocate, and act to promote, victory by Democrats are not conservatives!)
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To: Simi Valley Tom
On which side of the battle line will you stand?

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.

13 posted on 05/19/2006 9:58:39 AM PDT by MACVSOG68
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Your just givin' 'em free publicity. By most accounts the movie is mediocre (like the book) - ignoring it might be the best solution.


14 posted on 05/19/2006 9:59:11 AM PDT by Little Ray (I'm a reactionary, hirsute, gun-owning, knuckle dragging, Christian Neanderthal and proud of it!)
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To: BW2221
Ignore it and it will die a slow death.

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.

15 posted on 05/19/2006 9:59:19 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Simi Valley Tom
Why stop there. Lets ban "Rosemary's Baby", "Godspell", "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Bedazzled", "Die Walpurgsnacht", "The Four Horseman of the Apocaclypse" "Ben Hur", "The Robe" and ... on and on!

I can assure you that God gave us free will. Just who do you think you outrank?

16 posted on 05/19/2006 9:59:49 AM PDT by Young Werther
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To: BW2221
Even liberal critics say this movie is a dog. Ignore it and it will die a slow death.

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.

17 posted on 05/19/2006 10:00:29 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government)
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To: Simi Valley Tom
I will never understand why this book/movie bothers so many people. It's fiction and apparently not very good. It's starting to look like the Danish cartoon nonsense.
18 posted on 05/19/2006 10:01:48 AM PDT by chesty_puller (USMC 70-73 3MAF VN 70-71)
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To: Simi Valley Tom

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.


19 posted on 05/19/2006 10:02:27 AM PDT by blitzgig
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To: Simi Valley Tom

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.


20 posted on 05/19/2006 10:02:43 AM PDT by Walkingfeather (u)
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