A Hullabaloo over a Kerfuffle
So there's this movie I've heard of called "The Da Vinci Code" which apparently is based on the first book ever to slander Christianity, and it's got a bunch of my fellow Catholics in a frenzy.
Ok, sure, I can understand why some people are upset. Our "rights" have been trampled. "Diversity" is non-existent; would Hollywood ever produce a movie full of lies about the prophet Muhammad?
I saw puh-shaw. Big honking deal. This ain't the first time anybody has called Christianity a lie, and it won't be the last.
Regarding all the hubbub and protests, Bishop Fred Henry of Calgary has said, "Such action would certainly make great media headlines but it would only play into the hands of those who are designing the advertising and marketing strategy for the movie."
Duh. His Grace is on to something here, folks. Get a clue.
Besides, the movie doesn't even sound that great. According to Cannes Film Festival reviewer Igor Soukmanov of Unistar Radio in Belarus, "As a Hollywood movie, it's a very nice picture." Gee, Igor, and I bet the girl you took with you had "a very nice personality." Sounds like a veiled insult to me.
My point is, if you don't want this movie to do well, ignore it. Heck, even go see it. Maybe it'll be worth a laugh or two, like this movie which was so bad it had me in stitches.
And ultimately, don't act so surprised when the secular world attacks the Truth of our faith. It's what they do.