From Religion News Blog:
A Vatican official reportedly called for a boycott of the upcoming The Da Vinci Code film Friday, saying it contained "slanderous" offences against Christianity that would have provoked a worldwide revolt had they been directed against Islam or the Holocaust.
A bit much if you ask me. Only morons take fiction for reality. Rich Leonardi who usually bashes me on Open Book regularly mentions:
"What if someone wrote a 'good, suspenseful, and thrilling read' that told lies about your mother -- would that be O.K.?"
In a word, yes. I know they're lies, she would know they're lies, and anyone who "matters" to us would know they're lies. IT'S FICTION. Someone wrote a story that was a page turner for a good deal of the dopey public who fails to read critically. So what? If you shut up about it sales would stop climbing. Instead everyone shouts about it and Dan Brown is adding a wing to his home for all his awards.
Seems to me people who get worked up about this are overly concerned with the opinion of others.
The OTHER "Footprints" poem
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