The Passion of the Code

I know I am joining the party late, oh well better late than never. All this rhetoric about the Da Vici code has finally gotten to me. I can’t remember another book generating this kinda reaction from people in a long time since the Satanic Verses by Salman Sushide.

Though there is no scope for a fatwa here, there have been book burnings, call for banning and all other sorts of melodrama by people who want to wear their religious patriotism on their sleeve. Being a person of the faith that is technically at the receiving end of this ‘book/Movie’, I am left scratching my head if this what Jesus would do (WWJD).

From my ‘limited’ knowledge of the Bible I know that He asked us to famously turn our other cheek not talk about blasphemy and call for the head of people with different views. I have heard some people even call it treason! What I don’t I don’t understand is how can you commit treason against something you don’t belong to? Technically I can’t commit treason against Uncle Sam can I? Against India, heck ya! The asininity seems to have permeated people in all walks of life including the Vatican.

The film in itself doesn’t seem to have made much of an impact like the book. Though I must agree that it was good marketing tactic jus like Mel used for the Passion Of Christ. And the Catholic church just bought into it lock stock and barrel.

The vacuousness of the whole opposition is that it would erode the faith of the ‘faithful’ which is a whole lot of balderdash, according to me ofcourse. The bottomline is that the church has failed in its duty to educate the flock. They have spent more time trying to figure out what the wordings of the doctrine is than to attend to the simple moral and religious foundation of its existence, the divinity of Jesus Christ. And now to put all the blame for the weakening of the faith on a two bit movie is not only preposterous but also just plain irresponsible.

I think its time for the church to start on its commission and let the burning and protesting to the others.

But I(Jesus) say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
Mathew 5:44-48


3 thoughts on “The Passion of the Code

  1. Hermit

    WWJD – What would Jesus Do? Reverse things like Reverse the effect of sin..So Reverse WWJD, it would be DJWW which means Devil Just Won’t Win..Whatever Jesus does, Well you know the rest..

  2. Joanna

    We are studying the Book 2 Timothy and I think these verses are apt for the situation

    2 Timothy 2 v23-25

    23 Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.
    24 And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
    25 Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth,

    The preacher said

    ” Why stand and prove to the other one that the animal in the cage is a lion ? Just let the lion loose and he will know”

    We try and defend God … But who are we to defend Our Mighty God.


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