Alrighty folks - here's my big hint for the day:
If you want to know what "The Da Vinci Code" says, go buy the book that "Code" was based on (some say plagiarised), "Holy Blood, Holy Grail".
Dan Brown is a make-believe intellectual who hates Christianity. BFD. I really don't give two shits about him, and I'm not going to waste any money on his book or the movie. Especially when I know that the ideas and thoughts behind his book aren't really his.
Having said that, check out this piece, The Trashing of the Christ
, by Tim Graham. Graham makes the shocking discovery that the Has-Been Media practically performed fellatio on their guests involved with "The Da Vinci Code", while they broke out the whips and thumbscrews for Mel Gibson when he made "The Passion of the Christ".
Duh. No kidding? Gosh, who woulda thunk it?
Look folks, I hate to break this to you, but the media exhibits all the predictable character traits that Leftists have, because THE MEDIA IS MADE OF LEFTISTS! And one trait of the Left is their hatred of Christianity. There are probably a number of reasons for this, and many of them are open to debate. My opinion is that their problems with Christianity are related to their socialist (i.e. communist lite) backgrounds. Marx hated religion in general. The Communists knew that in order to make people subject to the state, they had to remove anything else that might interfere with their plans. Religion was one of those things that interfered. Socialism is just a few steps down from Communism. And let's be honest, the only reason more people don't actively advocate for communism in America is because of people like you, or myself, who can see what communism does, and did for the world in the past century. The goals of a socialist and a communist are the same. The only difference is the degrees of control by the State.
Now, that's my opinion. You wanna debate it, cool. But the Left's hatred of Christianity cannot be debated. It's on display all around this country. Crosses removed from a city's seal? A cross removed from a Korean War Memorial?
What's next, are they going to demand that Arlington Cemetery remove all the crosses they have on Federal land? Perhaps the City of Los Angeles, (Full name of L.A. = La Ciudad de la Riena de los Angeles, or The City of the Queen of the Angels) needs to change it's name to something more secular. Same with San Francisco (St. Francis), San Juan (St. John), San Jose (St. Joseph), Santa Barbara (St. Barbara) Santa Monica, yada yada yada you get my point. Half of California should change it's name to fit with the Left's goals of wiping religion off the map.
That ties in with the fact that "Code" is a direct assault on Christianity, more specifically the Roman Catholic Church. Since all other Christian denominations are derived from the Catholic Church from one time or another, and hold many (if not damn near all) of the same views, an assault on the Catholic Church's basic doctrine is an assault on all of Christianity.
Of COURSE the Left is going to drool over "Code"! It indulges in one of their favorite pastimes! Hell, it was only two years ago that the Left blamed the downfall of their man, John Kerry, on the great, vast stretch of land they titled "Jesusland". Us Jesus-freaks are just so backwards, you know? The Left can't understand why us knuckle-dragging Neanderthals believe in some fake god, when their religion of environmentalism, multiculteralism, and communism could make the world such a better place, man! Like, really! Yeah! Don't bogart the bong, man!
As if our religion had anything to do with the fact that John "Flipper" Kerry was a ginormous assclown that couldn't be trusted to tie his shoes correctly, much less run a country. But that's what the Left focused on. "God, Guns, and Gays" is what we care about, according to Howard Dean. Because to the Left, God is so yesterday
And yes, I meant to spell "ginormous". It's a cross between "gigantic" and "enormous". Deal with my idiosyncracies for a moment longer, please.
I swear, if George Cloony got up on national TV and said "You know what, all you Jesus-freaks out there need to grow up and get modern, because you're just a bunch of relics that are dragging us enlightened saviors of the world down" the collective media would stop doing the verbal
equivalent of a blow-job and move on to the full-blow, on-air knob-slobbing. Complete with a facial money-shot and a "ThankyousirmayIhaveanother!" from Katie Couric. Meanwhile, Mel Gibson tells people, "You know, some of us actually believe in God the Father" and he's getting the secular version of the Spanish Inquisition on live TV.
Tim Graham shouldn't be surprised that the Media gave their "Code" guests cushy interviews. Graham shouldn't be surprised that the Media gave flaming ass-loads of free publicity to the movie. Graham shouldn't be surprised that the Media is anti-Christianity.
But it is rather nice of him to document everything for us.