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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Vatican's cardinal denounces `Da Vinci Code' movie

Paris, May 15 (Xinhua) Two days before 'Da Vinci Code' movie debuts at the Cannes Film Festival Wednesday, the Vatican has leapt into the sea of media hype surrounding the film in an attempt to fight `religious ignorance'.

Cardinal Paul Poupard, the Vatican's highest authority on cultural issues after the Pope, Monday told French radio Europe 1 that he did not object to people seeing the film if they understand it as fiction, but he feared many would watch this 'nonsense' and think it was true.

`This is a shocking and worrying cultural phenomenon that reflects, on the one hand, the ignorance of millions of people, and on the other, the voluptuous pleasure the media take in promoting products that have nothing to do with the truth,' he said.

Although the French-born cardinal did not back some Vatican cardinals' call to boycott the film, he worried about the consequences of the film on Catholics.

`What I'm concerned about is that decent people who do not have the proper religious education will take this nonsense for the real thing,' said Poupard.

According to a recent poll published in French Christian weekly La Famille Chretienne, about one-third of the respondents believe the story written by Dan Brown. Up to 50 million copies of the book have been sold around the world.

Cardinal Georges Cottier, theologian of the Pope, qualified the book as `dangerous for the most credulous' in an interview published by French newspaper Le Figaro in its Monday edition.

Source: Indianews.com


Anonymous NC said...

I personally feel there's no harm in watching the movie coz' I am gonna watch the movie as a movie itself. Its got my fav. actor in it Tom Hanks, and i liked all his movies. Regarding the issue of Jesus getting married and many others present in the book, it's nuthing but lies. I personally know Jesus as my saviour, friend, brother.. and have had a good relationship with Him. So I dont care if anyone comes up with bunch of lies about Him, it's just lies.

But it's the ignorant people that worries me a lot. They might actually believe in these lies. So let's pray for them and all the people that they may not be misled by this movie.

May 21, 2006 3:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read the book and saw the movie. But for me, I know this is fiction. As with the previous comment, I worry about the ignorant people who will think this is fact.

May 22, 2006 4:20 AM  
Anonymous luke c s said...

With due respect to my Lord Jesus Christ, I do not have any intention of reading or watching DVC that portrays Him otherwise. Christ is not a fiction charactor. Let's not contribute towards DVC movie being a box office hit and a mockery of our faith.

May 22, 2006 9:46 AM  

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