Did you see The Da Vinci Code? I didn’t see it, but apparently a lot of other people did around the world. It was the second largest worldwide release, following Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
The movie earned high numbers in spite of numerous protests around the world. The other day, I passed a church whose letterboard read: “Sunday’s Sermon: The Da Vinci Code: Faith, Fact, or Fiction?”
I don’t understand why religious folks are devoting so much time to this. All of the attention most likely results in larger interest for the film. It makes you wonder if the movie producers inspired this attention.
I haven’t read the book and I don’t plan on paying to see the movie in theaters are at home. That’s not because I’m offended; I just don’t really care. I’ve been interested in biblical codes and in the books the Christians “rejected” for inclusion in its Biblical canon, but not so much that I want to read a fictional story.
Updated December 20, 2011 and originally published May 22, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.