Wednesday, May 17, 2006

And yet, no high-speed disassembly...

Well, whole bunch of folks seem to be getting their Hanes into a half-hitch over the movie, The DaVinci Code.

The Indian Government put a temporary kibosh on the release of the movie in that country, due to complaints. One old boy who heads the Catholic Secular Forum has done started a hunger-strike in protest.

In South Korea, Christian groups have gone to court, seeking an injunction to block any screenings of the movie. The court refused to grant said injunction, so a whole buncha folks plan to boycott it.

In the Phillipines, the gummint came this }{ close to giving the movie an 'X' rating, instead giving it the dreaded NC-16, as did Singapore.

However, the part that just drops my jaw is that the National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (?!?-Ed.) has got a case of the hips towards the movie, because the Main Bad Dude apparently sports one extreme case of 'moon-tan', as my Dear Old Dad once put it. Believe it or not, but they have actually "expressed unhappiness" with the potrayal of an albino in the movie.

So. Here we have a something-over-two-hour movie which deliberately runs counter to the accepted view of the Chief Religious Figure of a Major Religion -- and yet there are no bombs going off.

No riots. No burning cars.

Let's face it -- the Christians are letting us down here.

Heck, run some editorial cartoons involving Mahomet and the Muslims turn a couple of major European cities into something strongly resembling a frat house full of chimpanzees on methamphetamine.

Given that, one would think that two-plus hours of widescreen video running counter to Christian orthodoxy ought to good for at least two bombings.

No?

A torched car?

No?

Can we at least get the Pope to chew a couple of Alka-Seltzer before venting his spleen to the Main Stream Media?

No?

The best you can do is boycotts, lawsuits, hungerstrikes and "expressing unhappiness"?

*sigh*

Spoilsports.

LawDog

***DISCLAIMER***
The preceding post contains examples of sarcasm. No, I didn't actually think that Christians were going to riot like Muslims because of a movie.

LawDog

11 comments:

ben said...

might be sarcasm but lots of truth there. I agree with the director who I understand said if you dont like the subject dont see the movie.

bjbarron said...

I seem to remember John Wayne shooting an albino in one of his cowboy movies...they even called him 'whitey' (Rio Lobo, I think).

Then Judge Roy (Paul Newman) shot Bad Bob (Keach) in the back with a buffalo gun (put daylight thru him).

Except for 'powder' it seems that all the albino actors were bad guys who got their come'uppance.

I don't remember any outcry. We've become such wimps.

Oldfart said...

I think this whole thing may be another "Waterworld". I understand the viewers at Cannes (Fr) laughed at the serious spots, groaned at the funny places and walked out early.

Papa Ray said...

Just wait a while, a few Babtists might get drunk and refuse to buy the theater popcorn and drinks.

They can be nasty when they want to.

Papa Ray

Kelly(Mom of 6) said...

heh heh. I found you from PawPaw's place and I just had to laugh my arse off reading. I do most days when reading your blog!

Anonymous said...

I would not patronize the movie for personal reasons. Initial movie reviews have panned it.
The huge difference between Muslims and Christians being upset that their faith is maligned in media is that Christians simply do not patronize such malignment, while Muslims resort to violence. While I appreciate your writing style LawDog, this column didn't rise high in your record.

Anonymous said...

But you've got to admit, as of late, cutting the head off of someone yields better results than repeatedly "turning the other cheek". Sanctimonious passive-aggressiveness can only get you so far in life before people start to wonder if you're ever going to nut up.

Not that I'm for socking it too the movie theaters or Hollywood or anything. For the life of me I don't see what's to get so het up over and why people on both sides of the fence think they know how I should be livin' my life.

Too much free time, I reckon.

Shane said...

I remember a couple of other movies that were Going To Destroy Christianity:
The Last Temptation of Christ and The Life of Brian. The former is pretty much forgotten and the latter didn't have any issues with Jesus -- just mindless followers of any stripe.

Anonymous said...

Just to prove I'm a member in good standing of the Gamma Alpha Sigma Fraternity, I don't even have a clue as to what is a DaVinci Code.

Well, yeah, it' a book, and now a movie. So?

:), Art

Anonymous said...

"Let's face it -- the Christians are letting us down here."

Hoooo, Boy! Sorry about that, LawDog. I have to admit, I have been just kinda living my life, worshipping my Lord and Savior, working. I guess you could say that I've been a productive citizen while this DaVinci Code has been wreaking havoc on all of Christendom, according to the Lame Stream Media.

My personal opinion is that it is blasphemy. But, it's not mine to deal with. Remember what the Lord said, "Vengeance is mine, says the Lord. I will repay." Well, call me lazy, but that pretty much settles it for me. He's got it covered, and it's just not my job to destroy civilization in His name.

Kiki B.

Anonymous said...

Read the book, yawned. Pass the biscuits.

Flintlock Tom