Monday, May 01, 2006

FAQs About 'The DaVinci Code'

Every Christian should be prepared for the assault on the faith represented by The DaVinci Code movie. Here, from Harvard-trained scholar and pastor Mark D. Roberts, are responses to frequently asked questions regarding the Dan Brown novel/movie which the author claims is rooted in fact.

I urge people who want to see a movie during the run of this new movie, set for release on May 19, to go see something else.

8 comments:

Deborah said...

Go see "Akeelah and the Bee." Stunning film for all ages, full of humor, compassion and insight. But it's not some candy-coated Mary Poppins film. There's plenty of reality in it.

I saw it over the weekend with my 14 year old, and we were unexpectedly touched by it.

Charles said...

Why should I not watch DaVinci Code? Are you afraid people will actually think and question what they believe?

Mark Daniels said...

Charles:
If you've spent any time at all reading this blog, you know that I'm not afraid of people thinking. I just don't want to encourage Hollywood in making movies that claim to be rooted in facts and in thought, but which are really the expressions of shallow egotism.

I know lots of folks, Christians and non-Christians who plan on seeing the movie. That's fine, as long as they really think and don't accept on blind faith what Brown, on his web site, claims to be factual.

The Christan faith always stands up to honest intellectual inquiry.

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.

Mark

Charles said...

I think most people will realize that The DaVinci Code is fictional work when they watch the movie. Are you against Harry Potter too, because that's about wizards.

Mark Daniels said...

Charles:
I love the Harry Potter saga. Lose the stereotypes, man.

Mark

jessada said...

I am a devout Christian and I do plan to see the DaVinci Code simply for its entertainment value, as I would any fictional piece. -- Jess.

Mark Daniels said...

Jessada:
I know many devout Christians who agree with you and that's fine. I just don't want to give producers any encouragement. I feel about this project precisely the way I feel about paying money to see any film directed by Oliver Stone. Stone, as was true of Howard's recent boxing movie, stretches history out of shape just to push his own ideas. In a way, what he does is worse than what Brown's novel and Howard's newest film do. But I don't like it when people play fast and loose with historical fact.

Mark

paperfrog said...

A quick read of "Holy Blood, Holy Grail" (upon which this book is based, regardless of the UK court ruling) will reassure the faithful that the DC is based on pretty shoddy assumptions.

Like "The Last Temptation of Christ," this movie will have no real impact on religion. It's just a silly book. Be cool. ;-)