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DaVinci Code

Discussion in 'News Stand' started by Chad, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. God is more than able to counter all the enemy's moves.

    "But where sin increased, grace increased all the more." (Ro 5:20)


    SLE
     
  2. A Good but Not Excellent Piece of Fiction

    Well,

    My husband and I saw the film last night. My husband who is NOT religious has been taking the DaVinci Code to bed with him to read each night, where as I tend to take the bible, or bible related material to bed.

    I didn't want to read the DaVinci Code myself mainly because this type of genre doesn't really appeal to me but I did ask hubby what he thought of it. He said that the book got kind of stagnant part of the way through leading up to the end (as does the film). He said it was obvious it was a fictional novel (but I must admit my husband has had a keen interest in ancient history for probably about the last 20 years and is very intelligent), he said the book was ok but it reminded him of Graham Hancock's 'Fingerprints of the God's' which all sounds very plausible until you research it and realise how farfetched it is. I think Hancock believed Atlantians built the pyramids!

    Anyway, he could see how non-educated people may think that DaVinci Code was Gospel truth. The DaVinci Code succeeds to keep you interested purely because it panders to the human desire to be told secrets, conspiracy theories and gossip, that's why it works so well as a piece of fiction. Good fiction creates a fantacy world that seems realistic, he said it just depends on how gullible you are as to whether you really believe it or not.

    I think that anything controvercial will gain a lot of interest. I agree that the topics/theories Dan Brown brings up aren't anything new, there has been a lot of theories eg surrounding how important Mary Magdaline was etc...

    When I was a young athiest I probably would have thought that the film may have had some truth but I was once a budding humanist then also. The film reminded me of when I went to a humanist meeting expecting to discuss intellectual topics, literature, history etc.. only to be confronted with emotional, animosity towards religion and nothing inspiring enough to make me question anything! Religion for many is emotional, I was surprised to find anti-religion just as emotionally charged but having seen things from the other side of the fence, nothing is more off-putting or discredits the facts more than emotion to a non believer. Even though I was an athiest, I found the whole humanist experience disappointing and unfulfilling (like the film)!!!

    Yesterday I went along to view the DaVinci Code with reasonably high expections due to all the fuss being made about it but when I saw the film I didn't find anything convincing enough to challenge anything in my inquisitive mind. I had assumed from all of the hype that there would be something new, eye opening or challenging enough to merit further research, unfortunately not.

    To my mind in the beginning the film had a kind of feminist angle but I felt that it was a bit pointless in this day and age, especially as significant moves have and are already being made in the church towards the position of women. The Church are already acknowledging the value of women with many women being ordained or having some other special recognition.

    It is also nothing new that some people/religions think that Jesus was not the son of God. Non-religious people claimed Jesus didn't exist at all until historians eventually pointed out all the evidence to the contrary. In the past as an athiest I was very closed minded. I have found that since becoming a Christian I have become more open minded and discerning of the claims of man, whether they are religious or anti-religious.

    I honestly felt Tom Hanks was more entertaining as Forest Gump rather than Professor Robert Langdon. I just didn't feel the depth of Langdon's character was evident and therefore he had no real empathy from the audience. I found the portrail of Langdons character nearly as annoying and pointless as the Jar Jar Binks character in Star Wars, a film which also received a lot of hype and many felt was a bit of a let down. I like Hanks but felt the role poorly written and didn't bring out the best in his performance abilities. Sorry but if you are looking for the WOW factor this film doesn't really have it.

    God Bless

    Eve
     
  3. DaVinci code is just another false doctrine that those who are really seeking the truth will be led away from, as I was led through all sorts of falsities, only to land on heaven itself...The Rock of Ages, amen! Thank You Jesus!
     
  4. The DaVinci Code

    This post reminds me of one of my very favorite Scriptures: "Without faith it is impossible to please God for whoever would find God must first believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him diligently." (Heb 11:6)
    SLE
     
  5. #45 4ever_Thankful, Jul 12, 2006
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2006
    Challenging DaVinci Website

    Hi Everyone,
    I found this good website from a speaker we organised to come and talk at uni. It has some questions asked and answers. I found it really helpful and is a good reference point if you have friends asking the tough questions and don't know how to answer.
    It wont let me put the direct link but, go to Google and type in Challenging DaVinci Greg Clarke and its the thrid one down. Sorry!
    Hope it helps!
    God Bless
     
  6. RBC (Radio Bible Class) Ministries has a course available online entitled The Da Vinci Code—Separating Fact From Fiction.

    Their course description: "An RBC Day of Discovery Study
    The Da Vinci Code has been on the New York Times Bestseller List since its release and is one of the most widely read books of our time. This novel, however, is more than a page-turning murder mystery. The Da Vinci Code is a conspiracy theory that leaves many readers wondering whether everything they have believed about Christ and the Bible is wrong. This study will strengthen your confidence in God’s Word as you find biblical answers to questions raised by The Da Vinci Code."

    I have taken the first three lessons and have found it to be an eye-opening event. When I read The DaVinci Code, I thought it was a pretty good story, but I also knew that that is exactly what it was, a story, a novel.
     

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