Monday, June 16, 2008

The Point: The Vatican Gets It Right

re: Diane Singer: "It seems that the Vatican has moved to prevent the filming of another Dan Brown book, Angels and Demons -- or, at least, to prevent scenes from being filmed in the Vatican or in any churches in Italy. //start quote// Archbishop Velasio De Paolis, head of the Vatican's Prefecture for Economic Affairs, said that the author had "turned the Gospels upside down to poison the faith. It would be unacceptable to transform churches into film sets so that his blasphemous novels can be made into mendacious films in the name of business." //end quote// Well, Amen! However, I can only pray that the Vatican's stance will prick the conscience of Tom Hanks and Ron Howard, both professing Christians, about the professional choices they are making. I can only hope that they will feel shame about the anti-Christian venom their films are spreading throughout the world. As for the rest of us, if we buy Brown's books or see movies based on those books, we're equally guilty..."...

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