Sunday, May 07, 2006


I read this article today:

Cardinal urges legal action against Da Vinci Code

Sun May 7, 2006 10:13am ET10
By Philip Pullella

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - In the latest Vatican broadside against "The Da Vinci Code", a leading cardinal says Christians should respond to the book and film with legal action because both offend Christ and the Church he founded.

Cardinal Francis Arinze, a Nigerian who was considered a candidate for pope last year, made his strong comments in a documentary called "The Da Vinci Code-A Masterful Deception."

Arinze's appeal came some 10 days after another Vatican cardinal called for a boycott of the film. Both cardinals asserted that other religions would never stand for offences against their beliefs and that Christians should get tough.

"Christians must not just sit back and say it is enough for us to forgive and to forget," Arinze said in the documentary made by Rome film maker Mario Biasetti for Rome Reports, a Catholic film agency specializing in religious affairs.

"Sometimes it is our duty to do something practical. So it is not I who will tell all Christians what to do but some know legal means which can be taken in order to get the other person to respect the rights of others," Arinze said.

link via Reuters

To which I responded:



Could the Catholic Church's leaders be any more out of touch with reality and any less relevant?  If I were the producers of the film, I'd be CELEBRATING this kind of news.  I live for the day when I can offend the same people who claim that birth control is anti-Jesus, to the point that they want to sue me.

Dan Brown, congratulations.


Blogger KFarmer said...

0..0..0 several rounds of applause.

PS- I am usually very quiet so never fear, I won't tell a soul of this secret garden.

6:25 PM  

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