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Old May 18th, 2006, 11:43 PM   #21
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I heard the movie's reviews weren't so hot. Maybe I'll wait to see it on video (That and i'm poor )

The book was entertaining. The way it was written drew me in. Many things seemed unrealistic (from what I remember I read it ~2yrs ago) But it's a fictional book. It surprises me on how many people don't understand that.

And the thoughts questioning Mary as a Virgin, the relationship of Joseph and Mary, etc... No one can truly argue these...there are no actual facts either way. Would it honestly be a huge deal if Mary and Joseph had sex? I don't think so. !st because, according to the Cath Church: A marrage is consecrated with such an intimate relation=sex.
2nd. People believe in the Immaculate Conception, so let's say Mary was a virgin when she had Jesus... ok yay. Does the Bible explicity say she remained a virgin? (I'm actually asking b/c I can't recall )

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[quote=amc78cj7]Agreed. It's like those idiots that read Dianetics then believe that aliens possess people and populated the earth (Dianetics, written by L. Ron Hubbard, science-fiction author and origin of the Scientology religion).

Well, that's just great...there goes MY fucking claim to fame !!!
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I'm going to see the movie tomorrow afternoon and then read the book. So doing it a little backwards.

Very interested in both. It's always an interesting topic at work as I work in a office where the faith in mostly Jewish. We have some interesting conversations.
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Old May 19th, 2006, 06:16 AM   #24
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THAT'S THE ONE i HEARD ABOUT ON TV

yes, this is the one that truely runs the world, the command all the others... and I know it's true because it was on the history channel

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Yup, if it's on TV it has to be true. I think that's a law or sumthin'.
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Old May 20th, 2006, 12:07 PM   #25
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Love Mud,

I'm interested to see how you like it doing it that way. I just saw the movie with some other people who had all read the book like myself.

we were curious if you will be able to follow the logic in the movie. it really helps that you can see what they are talking about.

That being said, I think the movie was as close to the book as you can get on the screen withoug having a 3 DVD series. Some people say it wasn't as suspensful but I dont think thats the case.
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Enjoyed the book and thought the movie was pretty entertaining. Despite all of the religious handwringing, it's basically a detective story with some low-intensity Indiana Jones thrown in.

To the zealots picketing outside: "It's entertaining fiction - get a life". If these folks would think it through, they should be picketing every devil/demon/supernatural movie because virtually every one of those I've read REALLY plays hell ( ) with Christian dogma. Not to mention Indiana Jones movies...

I think they're just trying to "keep up with the Jones' - since Muslims were rioting and burning over some cartoons - they have to show a little more righteous indignation to keep pace...

Besides, what if it is true? I wouldn't be suprised - the idea makes perfect sense (i.e. the church establishment would want to cover up / eliminate evidence of people related to Jesus becuase it would sap their power & influence). I went to Catholic school, and they taught me that the church was pretty crooked in the past (just look into the Borgias where there were Popes that were the sons of prior Popes and why the whole Protestant reformation started...).

And if it were true - would it change anything? Would it make any difference?
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I loved the book read it in 3 days. Would like to see the movie but it's been my experiance that when I like the book I don't care that much for the movies.

we went an saw the movie last night. my wife has read the book and said the movie was okay compared to the book. it left a lot out. I think the movie was okay. I expected more from Ron Howard and Tom Hanks.
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[QUOTE=DuffMan]Enjoyed the book and thought the movie was pretty entertaining. Despite all of the religious handwringing, it's basically a detective story with some low-intensity Indiana Jones thrown in.

......To the zealots picketing outside: "It's entertaining fiction - get a life"......

......Besides, what if it is true? I wouldn't be suprised - the idea makes perfect sense .....QUOTE]

You contradict yourself. See, it's not the picketing Christians who are unwise. They are perfectly aware that sheep like you might get sucked into confusing fiction with fact.
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between this book and movie and the Passion of Christ it sure has a bunch more people talking about religion anyway.
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between this book and movie and the Passion of Christ it sure has a bunch more people talking about religion anyway.
Ain't that the truth!!!
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Old May 22nd, 2006, 08:39 PM   #31
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You contradict yourself. See, it's not the picketing Christians who are unwise. They are perfectly aware that sheep like you might get sucked into confusing fiction with fact.
Not quite - I know it's fiction.

However, what if the story were true? What would it really change?

Would the words and deeds change? Would it change or minimize His sacrifice? I don't see how.

In fact, I think it would make The Savior just that much more human, thereby strengthening his message.

I find it an interesting and thought-provoking question - which is the beuaty of our society that we can speak of such things without worrying about some theological police coming after us. The worst I have to worry about is Sister Dunstan not approving and getting the ruler after me :miff:
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Old May 22nd, 2006, 09:14 PM   #32
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between this book and movie and the Passion of Christ it sure has a bunch more people talking about religion anyway.
Yup.

"Any publicity is good publicity."
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 09:37 AM   #33
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I was watching the 700 hundred club on Saturday and they were saying to use the opportunity to inform people of the true story. They said it is unwise to give the movie any attention negative or positive because in the end bad publicity is still free publicity.
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I saw the movie and have yet to read the book. If the story were true, it may change the way Christ is viewed as more of a real person vs this "image" of "someone" who was a miricle worker. But it may also change nothing at all. It is all based on your personal faith and belief.

It seems to be a topic that is one extreme or the other, with many shades of gray. In the meantime it makes for interesting conversation as long as ego's do not get in the way and opinions are not slammed.

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I saw the movie and have yet to read the book. If the story were true, it may change the way Christ is viewed as more of a real person vs this "image" of "someone" who was a miricle worker. But it may also change nothing at all. It is all based on your personal faith and belief.

It seems to be a topic that is one extreme or the other, with many shades of gray. In the meantime it makes for interesting conversation as long as ego's do not get in the way and opinions are not slammed.
Here is a fact, not on egotistical opinion.........The book and the movie are FICTION. Anyone who reads into it as being fact is misguided.

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Here is a fact, not on egotistical opinion.........The book and the movie are FICTION. Anyone who reads into it as being fact is misguided.

Thank you.
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Its a very entertaining book. But the book really is based heavily on HolyBlood Hloy Grail, which, is written to be a true book. Which it is not.

If you've read Holy Blood, Holy Grail, its completely speculative, and based heavily on the Dossier Secrets, which are admitted fakes at this point.

HBHG brings up interesting points, but can't back any of it up with any proof.

the Davinci Code bypassed that by writing the story as if the theory was proven. The simply fact that they are not attemping to prove anything leads people to assume they are already proven.
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Enjoyed the book and thought the movie was pretty entertaining. Despite all of the religious handwringing, it's basically a detective story with some low-intensity Indiana Jones thrown in.

To the zealots picketing outside: "It's entertaining fiction - get a life". If these folks would think it through, they should be picketing every devil/demon/supernatural movie because virtually every one of those I've read REALLY plays hell ( ) with Christian dogma. Not to mention Indiana Jones movies...

I think they're just trying to "keep up with the Jones' - since Muslims were rioting and burning over some cartoons - they have to show a little more righteous indignation to keep pace...

Besides, what if it is true? I wouldn't be suprised - the idea makes perfect sense (i.e. the church establishment would want to cover up / eliminate evidence of people related to Jesus becuase it would sap their power & influence). I went to Catholic school, and they taught me that the church was pretty crooked in the past (just look into the Borgias where there were Popes that were the sons of prior Popes and why the whole Protestant reformation started...).

And if it were true - would it change anything? Would it make any difference?



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anyone have the book to loan me?
I have both Davinci Code and Angles and Demons. You can borrow them if you like. I'll try and remember to bring them with me to the parade on Monday. I'm in the tan unlimited rubi.
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