The Da Vinci Code  

SexyRycheBabe 46F
1292 posts
5/21/2006 10:04 pm

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The Da Vinci Code

Yep... went to see the movie tonight. It was really intense for about the first 3/4 of the way in ... then a little bit more and then a very abrupt end. Makes me wonder if the book was written that way, as well. Was the author planning on continuing the story? That's what I was left to wonder as I exited the theater.

I hadn't read the book nor do I intend to. I thought it was a very entertaining movie but don't really see the need for all of the banning, censoring, and other hoopla surrounding it. I found the idea behind this work of fiction interesting, especially with the questions he asks her towards the end. Such as (I'm paraphrasing here):
"Couldn't Jesus have been a man (and a husband and father) and a miracle worker at the same time?" Or his questioning if whether or not it was revealed that Mary Magdalene's tomb was the holy grail, that there was a blood line directly linked to him, would it destroy man's faith or renew it?

All interesting to me. Not saying I believe it or buy it or like it, even. I just found it to be an interesting concept.

There were a couple of guys standing out at the road in front of the theater with signs. One said, "stop blasphemy" and the other had a picture of Jesus and something written that I couldn't make out. I found that to be rather strange. I don't understand what it takes for someone to make judgements for other people. Yes, they're entitled to their beliefs but I don't see how they can't just take it for what it is ...

A MOVIE!!!


rm_sluggo992 53M
48 posts
5/21/2006 11:31 pm

A question for the protesters ... did they actually see the movie or will this be like all the other controversial movies where they demand the boycott without even seeing it?


SexyRycheBabe 46F
820 posts
5/22/2006 1:29 pm

I think, if it has anything to do with the church, they start moanin' and groanin' and bannin' and boycottin' before they've even said the name of the film.


rm_titsandtires 52M/42F
3656 posts
5/22/2006 5:27 pm

I think alot of these idiots go protest on the order of someone in their church congregation, or whatever, without ever seeing the movie themself. Maybe they don't have enough confidence in their own decision making skills. I dunno...

tires


SexyRycheBabe 46F
820 posts
5/22/2006 9:54 pm

sweetbaby: I have not even heard of Father Ted. I can see how they would get all up in arms about it... I mean, historically, there's always been such fighting and violence associated with faith and religion.

My girlfriend who is a Christian said that she could understand why people would be wanting to have it banned because it says that Jesus wasn't crucified and so the entire basis of the Bible would be BS. Which, if that were the case, might be worth banning depending on your views. However, that's not the premise of the book. At least, that wasn't my interpretation of it. (And, again, having never read the book, I don't know what is in it that might have been left out of the movie. I just think that bit of info would have been too pivotal for the movie had it actually been in the book.)

BTW, I do know that there is a book (don't know if its fiction or not but I think it's not) called "The Jesus Papers" that is about that theory that Jesus didn't die in the Crucifixion and that Judas didn't really betray him but that it was all staged to appear that way. That he was removed from the cave and hidden away.

"The Da Vinci Code" was so much more about Mary Magdalene's role in Jesus' life.

I do consider myself a Christian, although not a very educated or devout one, but I'm not bothered by the fact that Mary meant more to Jesus than the Bible lets on and I'm not horrified at the notion that his blood line continued through the generations, either.

I suppose there are Christians out there who would have my hide for saying such a thing... I just don't see why they would. To me, it doesn't make everything else Jesus did (or the sacrifice He made) any less significant.

Geez... I never thought I would blog about religion.


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