Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Greek Orthodox Church Condemns the Da Vinci Code

The Greek Orthodox Church is making the right noises on the spurious slander film, The Da Vinci Code. is reporting:

The semi-official Ana news agency said that a leaflet to be distributed to churchgoers at all [Greek] Orthodox churches next Sunday states "From a religious and historical point of view the content of the book is wholly false." ...The author (American Dan Brown) wants to damage faith in the church and in Christ, as perfect God and perfect man," says the leaflet. "Quite apart from the fact that the book attacks Christ, it also attacks the church, directly accusing it of lying and deceiving the faithful." The Orthodox [C]hurch, to which 97 percent of Greeks belong, "does not call on people either to see or not to see the film, or to read or not to read the book...but it is sure that those who do will see the lies and reject its riduculous content."

So, do you think this means no Goarch priest will bless the home of Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks (the film's star) after Theophany this year? (Chuckling at my own sarcasm.)


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