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(CBC)   Christians divided over how to greet "DaVinci Code" movie. Split between suicide car bombs and beheading random Hollywood celebrities   ( cbc.ca) divider line
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2006-05-05 07:54:29 AM  
Can we behead celebrities? PLEASE??? Forget about any religious context, I just want to see these self-absorbed douchebags forcibly and gruesomely removed from the gene pool.
 
2006-05-05 08:17:03 AM  
"Opus Dei has 200 e-mails a day from people wanting to join. There is no such thing as bad publicity," he said.

OMG, budding wannabe albino hitmen?

/frappuccino
 
2006-05-05 08:26:52 AM  
I hate this dumb book for the fact that so many thick people think it's true.
 
2006-05-05 08:34:23 AM  
Lady J: I hate this dumb book for the fact that so many thick people think it's true.

Then just hate the idiots who don't understand what it means when a book is found in the 'fiction' section.
 
2006-05-05 08:37:33 AM  
Lady J: I hate this dumb book for the fact that so many thick people think it's true.

I don't think it's the book that's dumb...
 
2006-05-05 08:44:39 AM  
Personally, I've always been more interested in just what happened to the Templars.
 
2006-05-05 08:52:59 AM  
I think subby's assessment would be more accurate if this movie was an affront to Islamic ideology. I got $100 saying that this movie incites little to no Christian violence. Maybe boycotts and/or protests but that's about it. Any takers?
 
2006-05-05 08:55:16 AM  
Lady J: I hate this dumb book for the fact that so many thick people think it's true.

I feel the same way about the bible.
 
2006-05-05 09:07:09 AM  
Occams_Electric_Razor: Personally, I've always been more interested in just what happened to the Templars.

IIRC, they were purged over the years due to governmental regulation.

I'm not really kidding that much.

Well, if you're Catholic, out of respect for the pope, you won't go see it. If you're some other denomination, listen to yer preacher and go see it if you like. If you're not christian, have a ball.
 
2006-05-05 09:17:58 AM  
muninsfire: IIRC, they were purged over the years due to governmental regulation.

The story's a bit more complicated than that.

In 1307, France's King had any Templar that could be found arrested and tortured. Word got out that there was a purge underway, and the remaining Templars loaded up the chapter's wagons and began streaming toward the south of France with all the gold and treasure they had accumulated over the centuries.

During the purge, the leader of the Templars was burned at the stake. He was executed on Friday the 13th, which is why the day has the negative connotation that it has.

What happened to the other Templars and what happened to their treasure is a mystery, as they completely disappeared off the face of the Earth.

Legends have it that the Templars became so rich because they were the first Crusaders to actually get to Jerusalem and found something that the Church paid them extremely well to keep hidden. In the south of France there's a ring of Templar castles that protect a mountain that is supposed to be the site of whatever it is they were hiding.

Regardless of what might have eventually become of them, the fact that such an extremely wealthy and extremely powerful group could completely disappear from history is just plain strange.
 
2006-05-05 09:37:56 AM  
I like my personal plan: ignore it. I did it for the book, and the movie doesn't look to be any less stupid.
 
2006-05-05 09:39:09 AM  
Well, it's fiction, but if the bead mumblers, and world class horse molester Bill Donahue want to give Dan Brown and 1/2 of the Bosom Buddies free press, go for it.


Dumbasses all around in this brou-haha.
 
2006-05-05 09:40:19 AM  
If you want a really intriguing read, try "Ken's Guide to the Bible." Some REALLY scary stuff - 'cause people take the Bible literally.
 
2006-05-05 09:40:35 AM  
Kanyon [TotalFark]

WOOOOOOOOSHHHHHHH!
 
2006-05-05 09:41:19 AM  
The thing that gives me the biggest amount of solace is the knowledge that the people involved with this film -- every last one of them -- will face an eternity of unimaginable pain, butchery, and torture. For me, that's enough. Sure, there's always the temptation to exact some more Earthly revenge on this people, but we have to put our faith in God and in His ability to exact vengeance on those who attack His son.
 
2006-05-05 09:41:29 AM  
I wonder how many MORE people are gonna see the movie now.
 
2006-05-05 09:41:46 AM  
Durka durka Jesus-Jihad?
 
2006-05-05 09:41:55 AM  
Its fiction. Like the Bible.
 
2006-05-05 09:42:24 AM  
Thanks to being a mindless sheep and taking a work of fiction WAY to seriously, I'm going to boycott this film!

/should be boycotting that silly Hanks hair
//ghastly
 
2006-05-05 09:42:36 AM  
Lady J

I hate this dumb book for the fact that so many thick people think it's true.

The same way i feel about the bible babes
 
2006-05-05 09:42:44 AM  
I'm Christian, I think all *stories* can be told. We'll leave the fact telling to the Bible. :)

http://www.elevation.cc
 
2006-05-05 09:42:54 AM  
So, wait - where do I send my list of celebrities? Should it be alphabetical, or in order that I want them taken out? Are sports figures counted as atheletes, or celebrities? What about government figures?
 
2006-05-05 09:43:14 AM  
muninsfire: Well, if you're Catholic, out of respect for the pope, you won't go see it. If you're some other denomination, listen to yer preacher and go see it if you like. If you're not christian, have a ball.

I've always liked how the whole ignorance of evil philosophy worked, kinda reminds me of Foucault... knowledge is power and all that. A church is only as good as the amount of shielding and guilt it can create.

One could hold the belief that seeing the movie and renouncing it for what it is would be the better thing to if it wasn't for the whole paying to see it. The faithful should probably read it for free from a public library or such.

//don't plan to see/read it myself but as an atheist it's low on my list of worries
 
2006-05-05 09:43:17 AM  
I cannot wait to not see this movie.
 
2006-05-05 09:43:43 AM  
2006-05-05 08:26:52 AMLady J

I hate this dumb book for the fact that so many thick people think it's true.


Well, some Paris tourist board members are happy. The book sparked a mini-boom in people wanting "The DaVinci Code Reality Tour". I ran into a few of them last summer when I was there.
 
2006-05-05 09:43:49 AM  
Occams_Electric_Razor: Regardless of what might have eventually become of them, the fact that such an extremely wealthy and extremely powerful group could completely disappear from history is just plain strange.

Everyone knows that they were beamed up by the Ancients who taught them how to ascend.
 
dly
2006-05-05 09:44:01 AM  
Remember a $5.00 bootleg will seem fair for this film.
 
2006-05-05 09:44:08 AM  
Wait... half of Bosum Buddies? Peter Scolari is in this movie? Now I HAVE to see it.
 
2006-05-05 09:44:13 AM  
Kanyon
I think that was the whole point--when Christian extremists are offended, the worst they do is write angry letters or huff and puff on cable TV. I'll take the "American Taliban" over the real Taliban any day.
 
2006-05-05 09:44:25 AM  
like my personal plan: ignore it. I did it for the book, and the movie doesn't look to be any less stupid.

So, you think a book that you've ignored is stupid? How would you know?
 
2006-05-05 09:44:41 AM  
seventypercent: The thing that gives me the biggest amount of solace is the knowledge that the people involved with this film -- every last one of them -- will face an eternity of unimaginable pain, butchery, and torture.

Uh, you claim "knowledge" of God's ineffible plan? You're certain that these people - every last one, including caterers, truck drivers, and film handlers - will suffer an "eternity of unimaginable pain, butchery, and torture"?

Did you know that pride is a sin, too? In fact, the sin that all others arise from? I guess you'll get a first-hand view of those poor caterers, too.

/zing!
 
2006-05-05 09:45:53 AM  
PhysicsJunky: One could hold the belief that seeing the movie and renouncing it for what it is would be the better thing to if it wasn't for the whole paying to see it. The faithful should probably read it for free from a public library or such.

Nah, see, that's a Jewish approach. Talk to Tatsuma about that.
 
2006-05-05 09:46:38 AM  
It is possible to wait for the reaction of the devout before persecuting Christians for "muslim outrage"?

/God Bless America and Support the Troops.
 
2006-05-05 09:46:49 AM  
Skarkroe:
http://www.elevation.cc


You know, as much as I disagree with your message, that's a dang spiffy site.
 
2006-05-05 09:46:59 AM  
ne2d: I think that was the whole point--when Christian extremists are offended, the worst they do is write angry letters or huff and puff on cable TV. I'll take the "American Taliban" over the real Taliban any day.

For now...
 
2006-05-05 09:47:43 AM  
seventypercent

The thing that gives me the biggest amount of solace is the knowledge that the people involved with this film -- every last one of them -- will face an eternity of unimaginable pain, butchery, and torture. For me, that's enough. Sure, there's always the temptation to exact some more Earthly revenge on this people, but we have to put our faith in God and in His ability to exact vengeance on those who attack His son.


Sounds like a kind and loving god.
 
2006-05-05 09:48:07 AM  
"The thing that gives me the biggest amount of solace is the knowledge that the people involved with this film -- every last one of them -- will face an eternity of unimaginable pain, butchery, and torture. For me, that's enough. Sure, there's always the temptation to exact some more Earthly revenge on this people, but we have to put our faith in God and in His ability to exact vengeance on those who attack His son."

Again, I am a Christian, but you have to realize that this is the kind of stuff that turns non-Christians off to finding a relationship with Jesus Christ. Who's to say what Gods will is on anything, but God himself? Believe what you will, but I think God loves us all, and if we accept that, he will forgive.

http://www.elevation.cc
 
2006-05-05 09:48:28 AM  
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/copy cat infidels!
//durka durka!!
 
2006-05-05 09:48:33 AM  
ne2d: when Christian extremists are offended, the worst they do is write angry letters or huff and puff on cable TV.

Or get a terrible president re-elected.

seventypercent: we have to put our faith in God and in His ability to exact vengeance on those who attack His son.

Call me crazy, but I've read the book, and I seem to recall it being entirely complimentary to Jesus Christ; in fact, the whole argument is that Jesus was a better man than his followers later made him out to be.
 
2006-05-05 09:48:53 AM  
I was going to riot and call for conspiracy movies about the Joos and Muslims. Then, I thought about it and decided that my best response was simply to stone my wife and kids.
 
2006-05-05 09:48:53 AM  
ne2d: I think that was the whole point--when Christian extremists are offended, the worst they do is write angry letters or huff and puff on cable TV. I'll take the "American Taliban" over the real Taliban any day.

Christian extremists are only the way they are in America because they already run the place. If they really were as powerless and marginalized as they like to say they are, they likely would resort to more forceful tactics.
 
2006-05-05 09:49:08 AM  
Fark the Pope! If I want to watch the "fictional" movie I will.
 
2006-05-05 09:49:14 AM  
seventypercent: The thing that gives me the biggest amount of solace is the knowledge that the people involved with this film -- every last one of them -- will face an eternity of unimaginable pain, butchery, and torture.

You are pleased by the thought of someone's eternal suffering? That doesn't sound very Christian to me.
 
2006-05-05 09:49:22 AM  
seventypercent: you ARE kidding, right? That's hilarious. Thank you for making my morning a little brighter with a laugh.

Christian Fundies are hilarious.

And by hilarious, I mean Douchebags.
 
2006-05-05 09:50:18 AM  
I encourage Christions not to see this movie.
Not because I think the subject matter is offensive, but because it was an awful book and I can't imagine the film will be much better.
 
2006-05-05 09:50:38 AM  
ne2d

Eh, you're probably right. I think I just expect anti-Chrisitan rhetoric so often around here that my sarcasm meter is broke on this subject.

Agreed, yay American Taliban haha.
 
2006-05-05 09:51:50 AM  
Methinks the Church doth protest too much.
 
2006-05-05 09:51:54 AM  
The DaVinci Code is like Harry Potter for recovering Catholics.
 
2006-05-05 09:52:53 AM  
oh oh oh oh Tom Cruse First Please.....
 
2006-05-05 09:53:05 AM  
meh. As a non-practicing Catholic, I found the book entertaining. I will also go out and probably see the movie eventually. After the initial crush of movie-goers.

/hates me them packed theatres

JC
 
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