Will The Church Ever Learn?

The Bishops in Sri Lanka have had an affect:
"COLOMBO, May 31, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Sri Lanka has banned screenings of The Da Vinci Code in theatres and local television channels following an appeal by the country's Catholic Bishops Conference to the President..."

"'...The movie attacks the very roots of Christian faith and hurts the sentiments of all Christians,' the Catholics Bishop Conference said in a letter to the Sri Lankan president. It called the movie as well as the book blasphemous."

"However, the Asian Human Rights Commission responded with outrage to the ban. 'The Executive President of Sri Lanka does not have any power under the Constitution or any law to engage in the banning of a film. When he acts outside the law he acts as a dictator,' said the organization in a press release."

The Da Vinci Code has to be one of the stupidest books ever written. The number of factual errors in it staggering. Though the claim I can't stand is that the Merovingians founded the city of Paris. Go to Paris. Go to a museum. READ history. That claim is about as valid a the piltdown man. 3rd century BC, the city was a village started by a tribe called the "parisiennes"...

And although it is only "fiction," it's stupid fiction. It's fiction steeped in Anti-Catholic propaganda. It's like coming up with a conspiracy theory saying that Jews have been foisting a global conspiracy to control the world since time memorial... What's wrong with that?... I think it's obvious to anyone what's wrong with a book like that. A book like that, although officially being "fiction" would still lead people to hate Jews by a certain few that TAKE IT TOO SERIOUSLY.

That's the destructive influence of the book and movie: some people invariably are weak minded and so weak spiritually that they screw themselves up. And it's destructive influence, although small and only to those that don't know any better, is no less real.

That being said, this decision is WRONG. The Church throughout history, or should I say certain misguided Bishops throughout history, has encouraged actions like these, I believe at the Church's own peril. They were well intentioned acts, but they didn't think it through enough.

The Church has always been at it's best when it is in struggle with the State and with modern culture. The Da Vinci Code is always going to exist - despite whatever the Sri Lankan government or the Church attempts to do. They should be focusing on saving souls, and countering the dribble and anti-Catholic crap. You can't destroy temptation - but you can make people's faith stronger by education and debate. How many people will just get DVC on the internet in that country, or they'll smuggle it in from somewhere else?

We should be discussing the Da Vinci Code and debunking it. We shouldn't be running away from it.

What the Bishops have done, unknowingly, is it as if they have walked up to someone reading the Da Vinci Code and ripped the book out of their hands and thrown it away. That is theft. That is wrong.

The Church has always said that the ends does not justify the means. An evil act done for good, is never justified.

The Church has no right to deny other people the right to read and watch whatever they want and did not in this case. The State did, after these Bishops requested it.

In fact the doctrine of the Catholic Church states that God isn't some sort of arrogant dictator running around forcing them to believe in him. Love requires choice. God gave us choice, and does not force us to do anything.

The Catholic Church, similarly, does not force people to follow the Ten Commandments. People choose to do so. People have the choice. The Church just says, and rightly so, that people should choose right - they should choose the truth. We have the right to choose wrongly, at our own peril.

Ripping the book at of someones hands, negates their choice. It's condescending. It's arrogant. It destroys something that is someone's else's property.

A much better choice would be to sit down with the person and have a chat explaining the fallacies in the book... You can be forcefull in your debating style. You could even raise your tone of voice and tell them off. That's your right, and I would argue, that would be an example of rightous anger.

Actually, they say it's the other side that negates choice. So I honestly question the logic, rationale, and I pray that the damage this will do over time will be mitigated.

At least that's the way I see it. And I'm sure the great majority of my fellow Catholics would rather shut their eyes and ripp the book out of other people's hands. But I'm not intimated by the book or the movie whatsoever and I know that the truth always wins out over lies. Eventually people deceived by DVC will realise their blunder - but that will only be done by the Church doing it's job: speaking out on the truth.

2 comments:

  1. The Da Vinci code movie is a tool to get people to to believe (the lie) that Christ and Mary had a child...

    Why?

    To condition people into believing that one day the “heir” will make himself known to the world. The movie tells us (a few times) that the "heir" will make himself know to the world.

    I bet that “heir” is none other than the antichrist.

    Luciferian world emerging…Wake up America!

    Leaders tell us there will be a one world Government:

    “By the end of this decade (2000 AD) we will live under the first One World Government that has ever existed in the society of nations … a government with absolute authority to decide the basic issues of human survival. One world government is inevitable.” Pope John Paul II quoted by Malachi Martin in the book “The Keys of This Blood”

    “In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn’t such a great idea after all.” Strobe Talbot, President Clinton’s Deputy Secretary of State, as quoted in Time, July 20th, l992.

    This “new world” is Luciferian based:

    Those promoting the New World Order, global society, want Christianity removed to make way for people to accept Lucifer:
    “Fundamental Bible-believing people do not have the right to indoctrinate their children in their religious beliefs because we, the state, are preparing them for the year 2000, when America will be part of a one-world global society and their children will not fit in.” –Nebraska State Senator Peter Hoagland, speaking on radio in 1983.
    How do you prepare people for this coming one-world global society?
    “To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, loyalty to family traditions, national patriotism, and religious dogmas.” - Brock Adams, Director UN Health Organization

    How would one enter this new society?
    “No one will enter the New World Order unless he or she will make a pledge to worship Lucifer. No one will enter the New Age unless he will take a Luciferian Initiation.” David Spangler, Director of Planetary Initiative, United Nations

    The Bible predicted and warned us about this a couple thousand years ago:
    Rev 13:16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.(666)

    Did you know the technology to do this is here and ready?
    “Is there a number or mark planned for the hand or forehead in a new cashless society? YES, and I have seen the machines that are now ready to put it into operation.” Ralph NaderThis technology is being used in Europe. People are already buying with RFID (radio frequency identification chips) implanted in their hands/arms.

    What is so wrong with this?
    Revelation 14 warns us:9And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 10The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 11And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

    This Luciferian initiation, that David Spangler, UN, speaks of could very well be the mark of the beast, the Bible warns us about. And the mark of this man…who will it be? Could he emerge from the following?:

    “We do not want another committee, we have too many already. What we want is a man of sufficient stature to hold the allegiance of all the people and to lift us up out of the economic morass into which we are sinking. Send us such a man, and whether he be God or devil, we will receive him.” -Paul-Henri Spaak,The first president of the United Nations General Assembly, who was also a prime minister of Belgium and one of the early planners of the European Common Market, as well as a secretary-general of NATO.

    “I believe that if the people of this nation fully understood what Congress has done to them over the last 49 years, they would move on Washington; they would not wait for an election….It adds up to a preconceived plan to destroy the economic and social independence of the United States!” –George W. Malone, U.S. Senator (Nevada), speaking before Congress in1957.

    “Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.” - Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States.

    The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it” ~ Albert Einstein

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  2. Return To Righteousness,

    I have the eyes to see and ears to hear and agree with your assessment.

    But I am not sure if Jason, the host of this blog, believes in conspiracies.

    I do. The conspiracy is satanic at it's core and becomes more apparent with every day.

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