Anyway, hat tip to him for this review of The Da Vinci Code at Decent Films. I especially appreciate the comparison of media's religious interest in The Passion of the Christ (the indignant cries of anti-Semitism) to the deafening silence on their part for these same issues with The Da Vinci Code. As Bill always says, "It is socially acceptable to be intolerant of Catholicism."
My favorite part of the review is the end:
Catholic writer Mark Shea tells an anecdote about a college bull session among students at Central Washington University over The Da Vinci Code. “Even if it’s just fiction,” a student opined, “it’s still interesting to think about.”
To which another student replied: “Your mother’s a whore.” And then, to the first student’s stunned incredulity, he added, “And even if that’s just fiction, it’s still interesting to think about.”
My mom used the "it's just fiction" line to me when expressing some interest in the book and movie. I responded with, "There's a lot of fiction in the world...why waste your time with crap?"
And that's pretty much all I have to say about that.