DaVinci Code

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  1. Cailiosa

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    I read somwhere that 25% of christians in general believe that what Dan Brown is saying with the Davinci Code is true. I would like to know what ya'll think of the Davinci code.

    I believe it is very blasphemous and completely unscriptural.
     
  2. Magnetic Poles

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    It's fiction. It was never meant to be anything else.
     
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    It is blasphemous fiction.

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  4. Charles Meadows

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    Joseph is right - it's blasphemous fiction.

    I was not intended to be simple fiction. If the author were merely writing a "story" he would not have picked Jesus Christ as his object. This "fiction" writer has an agenda and his book is furthering it.
     
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    Charles, absolutely right!
     
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    I agree with Charles Meadows also.
    It may be fiction, but he claims to use facts. There are people who will believe his garbage, there are unknowing christians who will question what they've been taught.
    It is not as plain and simple as some would have us believe.
     
  7. Joshua Rhodes

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    I haven't read the book, but I did see the movie. The youth in our church were asking me some pretty heavy questions about it, so in order to refute them, I chose to see the movie. It was very sly, and mixed in just the right amount of truth to make it seem plausible. However, it is a very slippery slope. I would advise anyone remotely questioning their faith to stay away from the theatre or the book rack on this one. Of course, it IS fiction, but this kind of fiction could be and likely will be dangerous to the church.
     
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    I just don't see how any believing Christian can spend money on "entertainment" that blasphemes the diety of our Lord, fiction or not. However, apparently many are doing just that.

    Eph. 5:11
    And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
     
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    Sister Robin -

    I explained that it was a fact-finding mission. And I didn't pay. It was a comp ticket.
     
  10. Magnetic Poles

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    I don't understand how anyone can speak intelligently and critically about something they have not seen. If you want to refute the book/movie, best to be familiar with the content. Doesn't mean you have to believe it.

    I also think truth can withstand competing ideas. I am glad the film is not censored. Thank goodness for the First Amendment. People can choose for themselves whether or not to see it. Actually, all the publicity for the film gives a chance to discuss the gospel with people who ordinarily might have no interest.
     
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    That's true MP. I have a feeling none of my youth would have cared if it hadn't been for the hype.
     
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    We jsut finished a 4 week study of the book looking at historical and biblical facts in our Sunday school class, even meeting at other times and places to have more time to look at it. Our Su sh teacher was ahistory major and loes history, he said several times it not only offended him biblicaly as a christian, but it offended him as a historian with all their 'facts' being lies.
     
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    There are some pretty bold mis-truths, donna. All the more reason to be strong in our faith, and outspoken to our neighbors about the TRUE Jesus Christ that we serve.
     
  14. Magnetic Poles

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    Then they weren't facts at all. However, we are not given the right to not be offended.



    I still say this is a wonderful opportunity to talk about the real story of Jesus and what he did for humanity. Best to learn the content in order to compare and contrast with the gospel stories.
     
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    I partly disagree with you, Magnetic Poles.
    We have to be careful, I think, not to misrepresent things.
    And know what we are talking about.
    But for example, I am opposed to Gnostic heresies and theology. Have I spent a great deal of time reading Gnostic gospels? No. Do I need to?
    I think not. But I have read I John. And I have studied what learned Christians have said about Gnosticism.
    I can give a basic response to Gnosticism. It is impossible for any given individual to study everything to the extent you seem to imply. At SOME point we have to rely on fellow believers.
    So I don't quite understand the concept that to speak against errors in the Da Vinci Code one must personally meticulously study that book.

    Yet, I am glad you saw the movie, Joshua. Since your kids were asking you about it. Sure, they were aware of it because of hype. But better, I think, than for Christians to just ignore it and say paying it any attention wouldn't help. We need to speak out. And hopefully with grace and knowledge.

    Karen
     
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    It is garbage. The 25% of christians that believe it are the ones that don't read their bible.
     
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    Joshua, I mean no disrespect to you, and I should have clarified that. I understand exactly where you were coming from... you'd have to know the movie in order to answer questions about it.

    I guess I cannot "intellectually" comment on the book/movie since I've seen neither. However, the consensus is that Jesus married and had a child... that contradicts truth, and I just personally don't see anything "entertaining" about that. That's all.

    But ya'll do what you want. I'm just a witness, not a judge. :D
     
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    Sister Robin -

    I took no disrespect or offense. I completely understand the viewpoint of others concerning this, including MP's account. Yes, be aware. Yes, be cautious. Yes, be prayerful. Thanks! And welcome to the BB, SR!
     
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    I have seen the movie and am currently reading the book. they are based on "facts" taken from proven frauds and wild speculation. Entertaining but far from believable in my opinion. Next on my reading list is "Cracking the DaVinci Code" to reconfirm the truth. And lots of Prayer:praying:
     
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    I have not yet watched the movie or read the book, but I am quite confident that I would actually like both because I like that type of a book/movie. I also really enjoy National Treasure, which I don't agree with how they put the Masons in a good light but since I know that what the Mason's believe and I am secure in my faith I can watch that movie and not be affected by it. The same I am sure will be for me the Davinci Code. But as the New Testament says I should not be going around telling every Christian I know that it is really good, because some Christians may not be secure in their faith, or may be baby Christians and not be able to discern the truth for themselves. As for me it will not affect me because I am secure in my faith and I know for 100% sure what I believe about the topic.

    As I said before I think it is blasphemous, but not so much that I could not read/watch it.
     

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