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Saturday, August 20, 2005
The DaVinci Protest
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With the release of Dan Brown’s “The DaVinci Code” coming to the big screen, a 61-year-old nun protested outside of the cathedral where it was filmed in London for 12 hours by praying the Rosary on the concrete in reparation for the lies of the movie against Jesus.

Many view this book offensive because it states lies about Christ and the Church including that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene, had a child with her, and she started the papacy. Some claim this is fiction and is no harm, but while I watched the program many people talked about how they believe it as the truth! I’m certainly opposed to a movie like this that distorts the truth, and the Only Truth at that, just to make money.

August 2006 Update: Visit Jesus Decoded and my later post on this.

8 comments:

del_button August 21, 2005 at 6:59 PM
auron said...

so what if they believe its the truth? anybody can believe what they want. What ur saying is we shouldnt allow the koran because people believe it.

del_button August 21, 2005 at 7:06 PM
auron said...

You are trying to create a world like in the book farenheit 451 where people arent allowed to read books because you dont want people to be able to think for themselves. Or at least thats what you sound like when you discuss the davinci code. As i have said, people can believe whatever they want no matter what you or i think. Of course i believe the book is fiction. do i try to force people to agree with me, of course not. You and your constant attempt at banning stuff you dont like disgusts me. You should ban every book if you want to ban this book. Every book on the planet offends somebody. Even books such as the little engine that could have offended people. If you want to ban this single book because it happens to offend you then you have to ban every book that has ever offended any person at any time that has ever existed on the face of the planet.

del_button August 21, 2005 at 7:29 PM
auron said...

if you were supreme ruler would you ban the book?

del_button August 21, 2005 at 7:31 PM
Moneybags said...

Probably not. I would put a disclaimer saying that everything in here is against the Church and should not be read. It is all fiction and none is true.

That's my opinion. I can't say for sure since I'm not a "supreme ruler"

del_button August 21, 2005 at 7:37 PM
auron said...

it was hypothetical "pardon my spelling"

del_button August 23, 2005 at 3:32 PM
Raven21633 said...

I have to agree with Auron on this one. We really have no way of validating either side.

One of the curious points in my mind is that in Jesus day, to be truly faithful, Rabbi's were required to marry and bear children. Jesus is repeatedly referred to by the title "Rabbi" in the bible, so this is probably where this hypothesis stems from, that in order for Jesus to be a faithful Rabbi he would have had to marry and have children, though I'm not sure if this requirement had to be met before being elevated to Rabbi.

In Jewish tradition, if a child is born to an interfaith marriage, the child can only be considered Jewish if the Mother is Jewish. Otherwise, the child child must convert to the religion. This is still practiced today.

I mention this because this may also play into the hypothesis that Jesus' alleged child was female. A faithful Rabbi would want to have a daughter to carry on the Jewish faith, thus we get Sarah.

Again, this is pure speculation on both sides, as no one has the ability to really confirm or deny any of this, so I too am just chaulking it up to entertainment and let the chips fall where they may.

God Bless

del_button August 23, 2005 at 6:17 PM
auron said...

thanx jo

del_button August 28, 2005 at 7:18 PM
Wiseman#1 said...

I too agree with Auron, and I couldn’t have put it better jo’s_dad, “Let the chips fall where they may.” The DaVinci Code is, simply put, a piece of fiction, and a good one at that. I think, moneybags, that you need to put a little more faith in people. I mean, if you would intend to put a disclaimer on all books that contradict the church, you clearly have no faith that people can make decisions on there own. Let’s put disclaimers on everything, on every metal street sign let’s put ‘this sign has sharp edges.’

You say this book states lies about Christ and the church. Yes, I’ll give you this, it says nowhere on the cover or anywhere else that The DaVinci Code is a fictional story, but it also says nowhere that it is solid fact, they aren’t backing any of there material as being real, and therefore you can’t say that it is truly stating lies about anything.

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