Here's what some prominent Christian leaders have had to say about "The Da Vinci Code":
"... for non-believers, it confirms their unbelief. It turns off honest seekers, and it has confused and disillusioned even many Christians."
"There is a conscious agenda that has been declared in the public square in Brown's novel-an agenda to revise Christian history and reshape beliefs Christians have held for years."
--Darrell Bock, research professor in New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
"Brown uses a combination of lies and half-truths, founded on a skewed perspective of Church history."
"What disturbs me most about Dan Brown's book is that it is a primer in practically every new age technique or approach there is, from pentacles and pentagrams to anagrams to numerology to astrology — you name it — practically everything on the new age menu finds its place somewhere in this book and it is presented in a way that is attractive and engaging. That's the problem."
--Bishop Robert C. Morlino
Please forward this email to as many people as possible.
You can have an impact. Let Tom Hanks know what you think about the project by faxing or, preferably, mailing him a letter.
Please feel free to use the following sample letter:
ADDRESS REMOVED BY THE DUKE, DON'T YOU KNOW?
Dear Mr. Hanks,
"The Da Vinci Code" is filled with inaccuracies and defames Christianity. It is a project that is not worthy of your talent and stature.
Please say No to this film so that America can continue to hold you in high esteem.
SOMBODY OR OTHER
I found this all very amusing, mostly on account of how folks could take slap-dash, pretty poorly written fiction to be worthy of even the tiniest of notes, never mind a fully-fledged chain email complete with quotes from Bishops and such.
Be sure and write your letter. "Dear Mr Hanks", you might say. "Fucking Gump sucked. This Michelangelo Code better be a damn site better or I'll kick your hole."
The Duke resides at Mondo Irlando