Da Vinci Code Offensive?

I have just recently sat down and tried very hard to watch the screen adaption of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and I have to admit, its not all that great.

I mean, among the fact that half of the film is spoken in French and Latin without any translation, does make it a difficult film to understand if your not multi-lingual. Apart from that, it seemed as though there were actually too many twists in the film to figure out what had just happened and who changed sides. There were some pluses that came out of the film though.

Tom Hanks fitted the role of 'Robert Langdon' very well and I thought Sir Ian McKellen was fantastic. My main point here though is the Biblical impact that the film has had on so many people. Okay, so they speculate as to whether Jesus Christ was actually married and conceived a child...so what? Its a film right? The last time I checked, cinema did not reflect reality, and this example is pure myth.

I am not the most religious man on the face of the planet, nor am I the most righteous but I do follow my Christianity to a small extent, and while I may not be the right person to be saying this, I am not offended in the slightest. I believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God, and there is nothing that will ever change that for me, especially not some film.

But, I can understand why some people found it offensive. I guess, in the end, my moral of life comes into play...Shit Happens!

1 Response to "Da Vinci Code Offensive?"

Abena

Thu, 06/22/2006 - 08:12
Like you I can understand why it offends some people... not yet been tempted to see it or read the book. Heard a lot about it though. You know that thing Joseph said to his brothers after they sold him off  and they found him first prime of Egypt years later and in charge of the only food around when there was a big famine: 'What you meant for bad, God used for good' or words to that effect.  No matter what the motivation was in writing silly things like Jesus married, had kids and his descendants walk the earth, it has made some people want to find out the truth...some people are reading more and suddenly discovering that heresy is nothing new, controversy and false teaching has plagued us for centuries.  We have the Nicene creed because it was important to state what Christianity was about and what it was not.  Like you I know Jesus Christ is the son of God.  I know He died for my sins and rose again from the dead.  I have a personal relationship with Him.  No work of fiction can begin to undermine my faith.  However, there are some who cannot take the attack... and some who seize this book as an excuse for not listening to God's call...silly position really, if the majority said the world was flat and you believed it, that wouldn't make it so...and if you hear God's call and choose to ignore it, you will have to accept the consequences in the long run...For me Faith is important, if anyone is confused or offended by the Da Vinci Code, they need to pray for faith, strength and courage...ask and ye shall be given