Thursday, May 18, 2006

Plot Twists in the Da Vinci Code

"Christians call for boycott of The Da Vinci Code movie."

"Church condemns Code"

"Believers call on Ron Howard to add fictional disclaimer to movie's beginning"

We've been reading storylines like these for the last few weeks as The Da Vinci Code movie prepares to open worldwide. When was the last time a movie got this much hoopla in advance of its opening?

I've heard many believers (especially on Christian radio) say how concerned they are that this movie (and the book) will wreck people's faith--like this is some monstrous juggernaut that will destroy anything that dares get into its path. You get the impression that every Christian in the world is shaking in the boots, fearful of how this movie will ruin the church.

The Da Vinci Code is an unstoppable force, right? And then the movie reviews came out:

"'Da Vinci Code' secret is out--Most Critics Hate It" says a Reuters news story posted on the Drudge Report.

"The Da Vinci Code may be controversial and even heretical--but worse, still, it's plodding, tedious, (and) deadly dull." --Philadelphia Inquirer

"A melodramatic, sometimes lifeless film that is missing the suspense of the popular novel."--USA Today

So how should Christians respond to this scary entity called The Da Vinci Code? The same way that Dorothy and her 3 companions responded to the mighty Wizard of Oz after he said, "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"

Pull the curtain--and expose the fraud.

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