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Sunday, April 16, 2006

Vatican Hypocrisy

The conservative religious group Opus Dei has asked for a disclaimer on the upcoming film based on the best-selling novel "The Da Vinci Code", which contends that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and had descendants, and that Opus Dei and the Catholic Church were at the center of a cover up. Opus Dei, which has close ties to the Vatican, has described "The Da Vinci Code" as offering a deformed image of the Catholic Church. On Friday, the priest who preaches before the pope in Advent and Lent denounced what he called works that slander the church for profit. "Christ is still sold, but not any more for 30 coins," the Rev. Raniero Cantalamessa said in his Good Friday homily before Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Basilica, referring to Jesus' betrayal by the Apostle Judas before his crucifixion, "but to publishers and booksellers for billions of coins."
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The Archbishop of Canterbury attacks society's obsession with books such as The Da Vinci Code which, he says, encourage people to believe that the Christian faith is a series of "conspiracies and cover ups".
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It seems these people are lending more to the movie and book then if they simply kept quiet. And who are these people to judge others when they need to study the complete history of religion, including the Catholic Church, to fully understand abuse, violence and corruption. Before pointing a finger at authors it would behove these religious zealots to peer into the looking glass for a history perspective of the facts not innuendo.
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Source: News.Telegraph and MyWay

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2 Comments:

Blogger Pat in NC said...

As a Protestant Chrisian, I believe all leaders in the Christian faith should mention the fact that the novel does not substitute for the long held faith as espoused by the Christian church as a whole. Yes, the Roman church has had problems as all churches led by mere mortals have, but why silence them when speaking of basic doctrines

4/16/2006 10:38:00 AM  
Blogger Liberally Conservative said...

I only suggest they silence themselves until they recognize, publicly their own sordid past of war sponsorship, anti-semtism, pedophilia and assorted other indignities to humankind under the guise of religion.

4/16/2006 12:11:00 PM  

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