No, this is not some Blble debate (well, not really), or the Koran or any other of the books that have been published over the years that are used as manuals on how to live. It is, (get ready to roll your eyes and sigh) The Da-Vinci Code. Again.
The Anglican Sydney Media has used $38,000 to make adverts encouraging people to seek the truth about Jesus Christ, and not take the word of Dan Brown. Okay, how dumb do they think people are? The New Testament (which, without getting into some long and awful debate that can never be won, and will just annoy everyone, is the generally accepted truth about Jesus) which has been floating about in one form or another for about 2,000 years vs an novel that has been out for 3 years.
Spending $38,000 to tell people to not get suckered into believing the film is fact, is like spending $38,000 telling people not to believe that there is an island just off the coast of Costa Rica with cloned dinosaurs on it. It’s bloody stupid and massively insulting. Those who are Christian and do believe in Christ etc will be insulted as it undermines their faith and those who don’t believe are unlucky to be swayed towards the Church or away from it by a Tom Hanks movie! I would have thought the best thing now for the various Church organisations would just be to play this whole thing exactly as it is – a fiction book and a movie being released that will grown dusty on people’s shelves. Random House and Sony Entertainment must be laughing. They should have spent the $38,000 doing something good for the world, instead of spending time on a pointless debate.
[tags]Da-Vinci Code, wasting money on pointless things[/tags]