A couple summers ago IÂ commuted back and forth toÂ MTSU each day to take some classes.Â I looked for books on CD to make the drive more enjoyable.Â One of the books I enjoyed was The DaVinci Code.Â It was a good read – a little long and tedious at times, but enjoyable.Â It made my commute a tad more interesting for a few days.Â I plan to see the movie – in a few weeks when the theaters won’t be so crowded.
So there are people who are protesting the movie.Â It is FICTION.Â Have these protestors checked out the latest X-rated movies or the ones that are so full of gratuitous violence thatÂ anyone who hasn’t been totally desensitized to death and destruction can hardly even watch them. Or maybe the ones that glorify satanism?Â I can think of quite a few other movies that are more deserving of protest.
The DaVinci Code is based on a theory I’ve heard numerous times throughout the years – that Jesus married Mary Magdalene.Â It doesn’t put the Catholic Church in a very favorable light since its premise is that the Church went to great lengths to re-write history.
One of the great aspects of the Christian faith is that it is open to questioning.Â What good is a belief if you can’t question it and explore it and look at it from all sides?
Thank GodÂ we’reÂ living inÂ a countryÂ where people can discuss and debate religious beliefs – where literature and thoughts and speech are not controlled – where writers and filmmakers and songwriters and the average citizen on the street can discuss and question without fear of reprisal.Â Can you imagine the killings and beheadings that would be going on if the movie were about Mohammad (RoPMA)?
It’s a movie.Â It’s fiction.Â Get over it.
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