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A Rational Look at Christianity; Basing Reason in Truth

Tom Hanks, the star of the forthcoming movie version of The Da Vinci Code, has responded to critics of the book and movie. According to Mr. Hanks, "the story we tell is loaded with all sorts of hooey and fun kind of scavenger-hunt-type nonsense."

Let me first say that I agree with this sentence with the exception of the word "fun." It is full of hooey and nonsense. But it is not fun to use hooey and nonsense to demonize and discredit the Christian faith.

Secondly, it is likely that a lot of the bad faith generated by The Da Vinci Code would have been avoided had Dan Brown's prologue said, "This book is filled with a lot of hooey and nonsense," instead of saying, "All descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents, and secret rituals in this novel are accurate."

As any historian will tell you, Mr. Hank's opinion of the accuracy of the movie is much more on target than Mr. Brown's.

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I was watching a program on the Discovery Channel last night that did a really, really good job of demonstrating how far from the truth TDC actually strays. What was interesting was that they pointed out that Dan Brown is a believer in the Holy Blood, Holy Grail conspiracy theory (despite that being a load of hooey and nonsense). Hence, I believe Dan Brown when he says that it is truthful, but it is truthful only to him and other conspiracy theorists of his ilk. (Which is, of course, another reason that I don't find truth to be relative).

I caught some of that too and was rather amazed at how much the conspiracist inferred from the most bland of evidence. There is a report that some Cathar priests escaped a siege and smuggled some boxes out. Ah, must be the secret blood lines of Jesus and Mary! Not a shred of other evidence about what they might have had, but it must have been that blood line info because why else would the Catholic Church have waged war against the Cathars? Hmm. Can't imagine the medieval church reacting violently against heretics.

Then they cut to a real historian who points out that since the Cathars disparaged any sex, even that between a man and a woman, they are unlikely custodians of a secret blood line about Jesus's offsprint with Mary Magdalene.

That was a great show. I personally found it to be really interesting when they talked about the minister in the South of France who TDC claims found some documents that proved that he was alive and came back from France with lots of money -- of course, the money actually (and demonstrably) came from the fact that he was engaging in simony.

BTW, it is probably obvious but I meant to say "husband and wife" instead of "man and woman."

I thought it was so obvious, I didn't even notice that you "misspoke" in a sense.

Eh, historical accuracy is not familiar to film anyway.

On a slightly different note, I wonder if all those people who complained about the historical inaccuracy of Pilate in "The Passion of the Christ" were as vocal about Titantic's vast historical inconsistancies...

I'll try some psuedo prophecying and say that unless a large percentage of people are bored out of their minds, that the Code is going to flop big time.

It won't flop with the patrons of my hair salon. I just got a hair cut and the buzz about the opening of The Code was widespread, enthusiastic and positive (and the small town in which I live is hughly Christian).I was able to make some points with my own stylist, using information I learned here on the Cadre. Thank you for the excellent research and writing on this issue.

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"THE DA VINCI CODE IS ALL A BIG LIE"

This Movie and the Book is all a Big LIE... Is just a perfect way for the DEVIL to get People and the Whole World more Confused than we already are...

If you ever had read the Bible, it talks about how all of this was going to happen at the end of the days.

The false religions and false prophets,etc., and people are so Stupid they fall for anything easy that the DEVIL puts in there way.

The DEVIL is just having a Party and Laughing at the whole World. I wish you could see how much fun he is having in getting every one Confused and making lots of MONEY with this nonsense stuff, that we Humans fall for.....

Just Read the BIBLE and focus on the real thing that will never Confuse you or take you to HELL...

JESUS CHRIST, HE IS THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN....

AND THOSE PEOPLE THAT ARE TRYING TO CHANGE THE BIBLE ARE GOING TO HELL..... ALL THEY WANT IS YOUR MONEY.

BECAUSE, THAT IS REALLY THE DEVIL USING THEM TO PRODUCED ALL THIS STUPID MOVIES, ETC.
"SO HE CAN HAVE MORE PEOPLE, BURNING IN HELL WITH HIM!!!!!

SEE, PEOPLE THAT HAVE JESUS IN THEIR HEART AND RESPECT FOR THE LORD KNOW THAT HE CAME HERE TO DIE FOR ALL OF US IN A CROSS, TO GIVE US SALVATION AND ETERNAL LIFE. THEY WILL NEVER FALL FOR THIS NONSENSE STUFF. I AM TALKING ABOUT THE SMART PEOPLE :)

NOT THE ONES THAT ARE GOING TO BURN IN HELL....

THE MOVIE PEOPLE SHOULD SEE IS THE FOLLOWING:

"THE BURNING HELL"
20,000 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT
BY Estus Pirkle

This film is a scriptural interpretation of what the Bible has to say about a literal hell. The film seeks to portray in graphic terms all of the horror of hell and how to escape its flames. Of central importance in the film is the incident involving the rich man and Lazarus.

"THIS WILL BE AN EXCELLENT HOLLYWOOD HIT"

THIS MOVIE IS REAL AND IF YOU KEEP LISTENING TO ALL THE NEGATIVE STUFF THE DEVIL IS PUTTING OUT THERE, THIS IS WERE YOU ARE GOING TO END UP, IN “THE BURNING HELL” FOR EVER ;)

"PLEASE BE THE PART OF THE SMART ONES AND DON'T LET THE DEVIL CONFUSE YOU, BELIEVE AND READ THE ONLY THING THAT IS GOING TO TAKE YOU TO HEAVEN, THE BIBLE"

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