The Da Vinci Code, both the novel and the movie, is rather disturbing to me. Although I have yet to read the book or see the movie (as it has not been released yet, and I’m more likely to pay to see the movie), I don’t like the notoriety or positive publicity it is receiving.
What bothers me the most is how QUICKLY people swallow anything that clouds the life of Christ – anything that hints at discrediting Him or His Word. If I was to publish a book about the life of Mohammed and basically cast shadows on his life story, the Koran, etc., do you think people would just assume that my “novel” was based in reality because I said so? Do you think it would upset a Muslims? Do you think I would be lauded and praised, or would I be criticized for not being religiously correct or tolerant? Would I even be persecuted for writing a tantalizing “story” about someone that millions of people believe in? That they believe in enough they are willing to live their lives for and die for Him?
Oh wait, that’s right – many people simply believe that Jesus was a “good man” and not the Son of God. And since Christians are supposed to “turn the other cheek”, I should be able to tolerate someone’s slanted, negative depiction of the One I believe in, right? I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that ANYONE is trying to slander the Lord or His Life and Work because isn’t that the intent & purpose of The Enemy? And by “enemy”, I don’t mean the author of The Da Vinci code, Dan Brown, I am referring to The Enemy of God, Satan. However, the author when asked in an interview whether his “novel” was based in fact, stated that it was based in “historical fact.” (See the link “Debunking the Da Vinci Code” to the right of the blog.)
Why aren’t more of those who put their faith in Christ speaking out against this? Maybe it’s too early. Maybe they understand that people will believe what they want to. Maybe they don’t realize the danger yet. I haven’t yet decided if I will read the book. I may see the movie and add an updated opinion about the whole thing here at a later date.
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