Friday, May 19, 2006

On the Da Vinci Code

Does exercising the Office of Love mean shepherds would allow the hungry and vicuous wolves to come close to their flock?

DVC is clearly a blasphemy to God and the Church no matter how one justifies it, no matter what angle one looks at it, in the end it is blasphemy. It is true Dan Brown claims that his work is just fiction, just to lessen the steam, but it is that same fiction that makes it blasphemous: The fiction that portrays Christ as having been married to Mary Magdalene, the fiction that portrays the Church as being a murderous organization among other things.

We, formally educated Catholics, have tolerated the errors of the secular society for the longest time. Our argument has always been that we are not affected by these errors and lies because we are educated Catholics who know the ins and outs of our faith. We tend to forget that we are not the only Catholics living in this world. How about the Catholics who are ignorant of their faith, who do not have the privilege of having access to the right information? How about the Catholics who are exploring their faith (good) but searching in the wrong place (bad)? Each and every Catholic want and is thirsty for affirmations with regards to their faith but what they find is toleration of ideologies and errors against their faith. This is the reason why we have less and
less Church attendees and more and more none practicing Catholics.

With regards to appreciating it as an art form: How could one appreciate something that is insulting and blasphemous in the first place? If I were to weigh art against faith, faith has more weight, "seventy seven times seven times!"

The Gnostics through the New Age Movements has been revived. They are building up their forces and making it felt through movies, tv shows, music, magazines and the Internet. The secular society is using the same weapons to spread its errors as well. Are we just going to sit back, relax and tolerate such developments?

"Tolerance is the virtue of a man with no convictions." GK Chesterton