So - my favorite church - the Catholic one - is apparently up in arms about the new Dan Brown film "Angels and Demons"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film … emons.html
To me - the most entertaining thing is they state that the story line is "outlandish"
As opposed to their story line
Coincidentally - the same week, a British man was given the right to sue the self same church because he was sexually abused as a child.
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/b … 226891.ece
And the pope says "sorry" for the sexual abuse inflicted by Catholic priests in Canada (sorry Make Money).
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/commen … 198266.ece
Should be fun.........
But...it is FICTION... it is supposed to be outlandish. I don't see why they always get their vestments in a twist over fiction...
Did not see the movie, but the book is obviously lower quality than Da Vinci Code. Could it be they just demand higher quality?
Da Vinci code was one of the worst books I have read and is in my top ten worst films.
Maybe you are right - they just want better quality "outlandishness" I have an idea - this guy - he is the son of god.................
I tried to read it and I have to agree with you. I couldn't get through it.
The Catholic Church doesn't like much of anything. If you get their paper--I forget the name of it--but you look and 88% of all the movies are labeled 'condemned'.
They don't want people thinking about stuff. Too dangerous. For them.
Wait a minute, are YOU anti religion? Wow, who knew? You shouldn't have kept this a secret for so long! Gosh, that makes you so sophisticated and intellectual! I'm almost as impressed with you as you are with yourself.
I am afraid to differ on this. I liked it the most. I believe the way they have solved the case in Angels and Demons is fantastic. For me it the best of all four novels. Different people different taste.
Come on Mark, I read it with interest, it's pretty entertaining
Dan Brown - The Messiah? Umm, I think you can found a new religion on this, you'll get the following
Badly written. Poor storyline.
Try "Foucault's pendulum" by Umberto Eco and see the difference.
You are an elitist Mark
Sadly, I did not read a single book for the last several years, so chances of me reading anything in the near future are slim...
You gotta hand it to Dan Brown though. The guy is a genius. He understands one of the key rules of the writing business. Controversy sales.
Thanks for offering to send a copy Mark, but I am sorta serious - I did not read a book for several years. Well, to be precise - new book. I still come back to "The Glass Beads Game" by Hesse on average once a year I think, to recharge
Many Catholic people I knew in college and beyond usually did not live by the rules of the church. My former roommate lived with her boyfriend, took birth control, and delighted in reading saucy novels. Some Catholics I have met in recent years say they still considered themselves Catholic, but only attend mass maybe on Easter.
I tell a lot of people that Catholicism is not an ethnicity; it's voluntary. If you don't believe the tenets of the Church and don't practice its faith, then stop calling yourself Catholic.
BTW: the Vatican listing a book or movie as condemned doesn't mean you can't read/view it; it merely means there is objectionable content in it and the faithful should take note of such.
I disagree because here in California, and many other places I am sure, many people follow a faith according to their own terms. BTW, I already was cognizant of the fact that the Vatican listing a book as condemned did will not keep people from reading it, and I certainly did not need this spelled out lol. Honestly, I am very familiar with the concept of a church telling people to avoid an activity, and how many people gravitate toward the forbidden activity anyway.
I am all for people living faith according to their own terms, and I think it is high time we stop judging our neighbors. Since you missed my point, I was simply noting how people are constantly defining and redefining how they worship, and no one has the right to tell anyone what their faith should be, or should not be. Personally, I am more worried about the few priests that have molested children than many of the Catholics who do not always practice what the Church preaches. This goes for other faiths as well. Giving people room to practice a faith according to their own terms is the key.
Hey I like fiction movies too. Actually I was planning on getting a copy of the Da Vinci Code when Angels and Demons comes out and watch them back to back. Well as long as I can find a pirated copy of both. I certainly wouldn't pay for them with the bad reviews they are getting.
I read that Opie and his crowd were miffed because they weren't allowed to film in the Vatican. Go figure.
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