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Sunday, May 21, 2006

The Da Vinci Code

What is the big deal with the Da Vinci Code book and movie? Right at the beginning of the book the author says that this is a work of FICTION! Who missed that in the book? I’ve read it and as a Catholic I don’t see the big deal with it. It isn’t going to change my belief in my religion so what are people and even the Roman Catholic Church so upset about? I’m still going to church on Sunday and still going to put my donation into the basket because I believe in the church and it’s message. One movie is not going to convert me to some off the wall movie or book cult. Take a friging pill!

As a writer I know how you work with your imagination, for some it is the greatest tool for entertaining people with a thought that you can twist and turn and make believable but it is a work of fiction. Dan Brown took facts that he can back up and put them in a story line that is plausible but not feasible according to other facts that can be backed up. So why is everyone getting so upset over this book and movie?

Frosty the Snow Man was a work of fiction and so is the Da Vinci Code. Get real and gripe about something more important.

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Blogger Steve said...

People feel threatened when their belief system is challenged. Many of the opponents can't understand that it's possible to have a fictional work criticize the foundations of Christianity and not be a direct assault on them.

I read the book as well, and while I wasn't as impressed with it as so many others, I didn't feel outraged at what the author was suggesting.

6:58 AM  
Blogger Gramma said...

I'm trying again, but I just can't get into the book. I can't get past this creepy albino's self-flagellation (ick!), and Brown's writing style isn't. BTW, I first heard this theory in the 60s as an undergrad; it's been floating around for centuries. Brown simply wrote it down. Again.

9:53 AM  

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