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How Beguiling the Da Vinci Code Is

Posted in Da Vinci Code by entonces27 on September 8, 2008

Composed Friday, May 19, 2006 at 5:27 PM PDT
     What is fiction by the way? According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiction , Fiction (from the Latin fingere, “to form, create”) is storytelling of imagined events and stands in contrast to non-fiction, which makes factual claims about reality. If you root out the term, simply consult http://www.dictionary.com or http://dict.die.net , http://dict.die.net says fiction n 1 a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact 2 a deliberately false or improbable account [syn fabrication, fable]

Fiction \Fic”tion\, n. [F. fiction, L. fictio, fr. fingere, fictum to form, shape, invent, feign. See Feign.] 1. The act of feigning, inventing, or imagining; 2. That which is feigned, invented, or imagined; 3. Fictitious literature; comprehensively, all works of imagination; specifically, novels and romances. 4. (Law) An assumption of a possible thing as a fact, irrespective of the question of its truth. –Wharton. 5. Any like assumption made for convenience, as for passing more rapidly over what is not disputed, and arriving at points really at issue. Synonyms Fabrication; invention; fable; falsehood. (Fiction is opposed to what is real. Fiction is designed commonly to amuse, and sometimes to instruct;)

     Although I am not into belittling the appeal to emotions of some fictional literatures, I am writing this to comment on the movie houses that ban or shall I say, that do not let in the movie “Da Vinci Code”. I doubt why distribution of the book of Dan Brown was not hampered. Can I conclude then that the movie “Da Vinci Code” may harm the reproduction of The ‘Da Vindi Code’ Book? Oh! Is that so? What a business!!!

There are movies/episodes that should not be shown on movie houses/television stations like the fictional “Dracula”, “Vampires” and “Zombies”; Greek myths like “Clash of Titans”, “Jason and the Argaunots”, “Hercules”, “Xena The Warrior Pincess” and others mythologies like “Sinbad” which only depict bloody encounters of fate; wars of strategic heroes and villains; and sci-fi movies like the X-Men, Lord of the Rings etc. Some prohibitions are categorized as rated PG (parental guidance), G (general viewing or patronage) and R-18 (for adults only). Anyway, the Da Vinci Code is a mere business!!! It is not a controversy nor it could convince the intelligentsia. Fiction is fiction and not fact or reality.

     Peace could never be achieved especially when children born of parents with vested interests imbue them of literatures of questionable origin. I wonder why schools of today are still into introducing fictional literatures. I bear in mind that appreciation must exist in different societies and cultures, but not to the extent that any readable children’s books would not be screened. I knew of a book exposing obscure religious practices of a sect located somewhere in the Isles of the Far East being banned because it pinpoints to a true personality in the name of a preacher. Anyway, I suggest that because some movie houses’ owners knew to the fact about the meaning of “blasphemy”, then they would somehow ban those movies pertaining to unreality and all forms of fake imaginations – ideas which have no bases at all!!!

     It is good that there are movies which somehow appear to be fictional but excavate the outside realm of existence, like the “Star Trek,” and “Peter Pan,” films and other comic movies which only effect curiousity and amusement and arouse laughter. Though there have been no discovery of so-called “aliens” and ET(extra-terrestrial) beings, (inasmuch as there are no such beings ever, biblically speaking), still the analytic and curious minds of human beings are being activated in investigating more so as to come on scientific explanations of the existence of life on earth (if there be others too beyond this solar system[but only God and angels of course exist celestially, according to the Bible] ).

     Movies like “Da Vinci Code” only twists the biblical evidence of God and the Christ and conforms only to the works of art in Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Last Supper” and “Mona Lisa”. It cannot contribute to the educational welfare of peoples nor it uplifts the well-being of children. However, we cannot deny that parents of atheistic or agnostic background do everything they can so as to prevent their children from accepting Bible stories and documentations as true basis for reality, facts and ways of life.

     Well, Mona Lisa painting is good. I appreciate it. It was well done. The Last Supper, I don’t conform and appreciate because Leonardo Da Vinci depicted the Christ and the 12 as if he was there in the Last Supper. How come the 12 apostles had long hairs? Even Judas Iscariot the traitor at those times when he was not yet conforming to his evil way to betray his Master Jesus Christ, had no mention in the Bible that he had a long hair!!! So, Leonardo Da Vinci was just a painter and biblically illiterate! John the Revelator was the one who happened to lean on the bossom of Jesus Christ! He is the beloved apostle and in fact, when Jesus Christ was dying on the cross, John was being pinpointed by Christ to Mary (wife of Joseph and Jesus Christ’s mother).

     So, it is wise to consider that Dan Brown is also biblically illiterate inasmuch as he considered John The Revelator (based on Da Vinci’s depiction) as woman (because of long hair and the leaning of his head to Jesus Christ’s bossom). What I disagree most, although I haven’t read that “Da Vinci Code” because I will not buy fiction twisting biblical declarations, is that the cup or the grail is Mary Magdalene. Dear readers, that is a form of folly and fallacy! If you don’t believe the Bible, consider Da Vinci’s code as fabrication and unoriginal. But if I happen to see in public libraries the Da Vinci Code book, perhaps I would spend time to read it.

     The word ‘fiction’ by the way may have originated in the word ‘fake’! So, better see the original. Da Vinci Code is just an imitation.

     I remember when I surfed the net and found out another director in the name of Brian Flemming, also a profiteer or shall I say, an envious man (I may describe him) to the puppeteers (false prophets existing in the world today). Well, I will just tell you if you are excited to know the anti-theist ideas, he directed “The God Who Wasn’t There”. I bet he had earned much already about this movie!!!

Truly yours,