Initial Thoughts About The Da Vinci Code Movie
I had heard that the movie softened some of the more pointed blows the novel aims at Christianity, and that is how I felt as well. Hanks' Langdon is far more aggressive in his challenges of Teabing's polemics against Christianity than what is found in the novel. Make no mistake, however; the movie still supports all of the outrageous claims of the novel.
In June I will be presenting five lessons on the issues raised in TDC in the adult classes of our Vacation Bible School. But in the meantime, I will quickly list the three most egregious fallacies of the TDC:
1) There is no evidence in any ancient document, canonical or otherwise, that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene.
2) Jesus was considered divine by the vast majority of believers long before Constantine convened the Council of Nicea.
3) The gnostic gospels on which TDC is based MINIMIZE the humanity of Jesus.
I hope to post more material in June.