The Last Temptation of Christ DID bomb in the theaters. Horrifically. It didn't sell enough tickets to pay for the catering, let alone production of the movie. Besides, the purpose of the conversations of the past few months about the Da Vinci Code were not to stifle the movie, but to counter its vicious slander by pointing out the truth.
Now, there's a barrage of press trying to discourage conservatives from trying to explain the truth. Strangely, FReepers have joined in as shock troops for these lies, buying them at face value, like a troop of good little liberal surrender monkeys.
For the record, as YOU MUST KNOW, because we have very well succeeded at shouting it from the rooftops, DAN BROWN SAYS ITS ALL TRUE AND HAS SPENT $125 MILLION TO PROMOTE THE TRUTHFULNESS OF THE MOVIE. The movie's web site is called "SoDarkTheConOfMan.com"!!! (meant to refer to Christianity, but inadverdantly referring to Dan Brown.) He has been the guest of every news show, cable magazine, and televised moron-fest insisting this:
"When I first started out, I was very skeptical, but as I started researching for my novel, I discovered that it was all true, absolutely true."
And yet, somehow he still manages to command armies of lemmings to every corner of the world wide web to protest, "but it's just fiction."
Was there like some kind of hypnotics device in the book's illustrations that has turned ordinarily reasonable people into an army of salivating idiots?
Good question. I think maybe what's going on is that some people will be against anything it seems to them, say, Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell is for, and for anything they are against.
By the way, the guy sitting across from me has almost as annoying as the Da Vinci Code... it's a Lyndon LaRouche pamphlet... That people buy into nutty stuff like that is proof enough for me that the "it's only a book" argument is dead wrong. Book, pamphlet or movie, ideas have consequences and any nutty ideas presented as fact should be resisted.