I was just watching a broadcast on cwnews (Christian World News) ... I didn't know what station it was when I walked into the room but it was talking about the DaVinci Code and I was curious about what they were saying.
I know that the Catholic Church is up in arms about the book and the movie and having an absolute hissy fit about it because "it doesn't represent the truth of the Church". [That being "THE" Catholic Church aka THE Roman Catholic Church not to confused with the FIRST [Eastern Orthodox] Catholic [Christian] Church.
But, this show had a bunch of PROTESTANT ministers on delineating "all the lies and misinformation" about "CHRISITIANITY" in this book and movie.
One of the pastors/ministers called the DaVinci Code the "devil's" answer to "The Passion"!
[ NOW, THEM THERE ARE FIGHTIN' WORDS PARD' ! ]
When the movie "The Passion" came out, the Jewish leadership was highly concerned about the antisemitic dialogue which COULD lead to an escalation in Anti-semitic violence.
As a matter of fact, A-s HAS escalated world wide since the release of the film - BUT! No one on the "Jewish" side of the concern has YET connected it or intimated that it had anything to do with the movie. It may just be an angry generation armed with crap for brains!
So, when this "minister" -- uh, hum - this "god-fearing, loving, peaceful, Christian" minister claims that this is "The Devil's Answer to The Passion of Christ" is he referring to the Jewish people and Jewish leaders who expressed concern about Christian TENDENCIES to instigate, support and harbor anti-semitic notions?
Well, as far as anyone knows, Brown is Christian born - aka NON JEWISH and Ron Howard certainly has never seemed Jewish in his manners.
DID YOU READ THE PART IN THE BEGINNING AND IN THE ADS: FICTION. ??????
And, what is absolutely hysterical, is that the "Christians" [never all but many] are - get this! "writing books to counter the misinformation in the FICTION book and movie" .
Isn't that just a tad bit - overkill?
I mean the AUTHOR wrote a SUSPENSE NOVEL which became a "movie" .
NOVEL = FICTION
FICTION = MAKE BELIEVE
MAKE BELIEVE = NOT TRUE!
Isn't this like writing a counter-claim to "Run Spot Run?" justifying why a dog doesn't talk?
Does this overanxious response by the Christian Churches indicate that their New Testament is ALSO fiction?
Does it mean that the ministers and priests RECOGNIZE this "fiction" because they spend their many days reading it and teaching a myth that matches nearly precisely with the Idol Worship of Mythra of the Days of Roman civilization before it "adopted" Christianity?
Why do ministers, priests, evangelists, pastors, whatever, feel such an overwhelming need to CORRECT A WORK OF FICTION and in turn, likewise, DEFEND THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE?
What's wrong with this picture?
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