Friday, May 19, 2006

As Da Vinci Code is nearing premiere, it provokes widespread protest around the globe. Conservative christian groups in Southeast Asia tried their best in court to prevent it from being shown in theaters, fortunately court rulings didn't favor them. Here in Philippines, I find it absurd to rate it as for adults only where the only reason is that only adults can discern what is fiction and what is not, I can't see the logic behind. Many fictional movies are shown where kids are allowed to watch it, pushing religion classes and integrating "xtian living" in GMRC books of school children are allowed, that is clearly pushing fictional Jesus to young minds. And, it is far more dangerous than letting them watch the Da Vinci Code. By integrating religion in our school system, these kids are forced to believe that Jesus and superhuman above the sky is the cause of all living this on earth, that Jesus rose from the dead and fly up to the heavens, and if you just only make a wish he will grant it. Does it sound more fictional than the Da Vinci Code?, in the end this young children will grow up and tell the same story to their offspring and grandchildren and in turn the next generation will pass it on to the next when it then becomes a "fact".

As long as Jesus and his group remains proven to exist, this thing about Da Vinci Code, the Holy Grail, the Knights Templar remains a FICTION and there is no reason for everyone to get upset.


rmacapobre said...

that is why its most important for atheists and agnostics to fight and remain vigilant on the separation of church state. these crazie fundies are always on the move to control the government and when that happens .. we have a "middle east" on our hands ..

Neighborhood Heretic said...

You know....when we look back through history things like renaissance art and Elvis were banned from the public lame is that now? The thing here is to not censor just because we don't like something....that is important. Censorship (unless gratuitous offense or harm is being done) should never be the action taken.