Saturday, March 18, 2006

Catholic Bishops Launch Website to Refute 'Da Vinci Code'

This is what I like to see. Rather then boycott the upcoming feature film adaptation of the Dan Brown best-seller, The Da Vinci Code, which is being directed by Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard and stars Tom Hanks, or exploit it the way the environmental wackos exploited The Day After Tomorrow two years ago for their own political agenda, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the same organization which labeled Brokeback Mountain ‘morally offensive’, has launched a website and a straight-to-DVD documentary debunking some of the more outrages claims the Dan Brown novel makes regarding the life of Jesus Christ and the history of the Catholic Church.

In much the same light as Fahrenheit 9/11 in the heat of the 2004 presidential election, people for the most part will come out of this film believing a majority of what is told to them because they are either too lazy or too busy to do the research themselves, via the internet, the library, etc. This website/documentary will provide a healthy and helpful counterbalance to the big-budget summer blockbuster and the best-selling novel.