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OF BUSH AND THE DAVINCI CODE
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Peggy has impressed me of late. OpinionJournal - Peggy Noonan: " do not understand the thinking of a studio that would make, for the amusement of a nation 85% to 90% of whose people identify themselves as Christian, a major movie aimed at attacking the central tenets of that faith, and insulting as poor fools its gulled adherents. Why would Tom Hanks lend his prestige to such a film? Why would Ron Howard? They're both already rich and relevant. A desire to seem fresh and in the middle of a big national conversation? But they don't seem young, they seem immature and destructive. And ungracious. They've been given so much by their country and era, such rich rewards and adulation throughout their long careers. This was no way to say thanks. I don't really understand why we live in an age in which we feel compelled to spoof the beliefs of the followers of the great religions. Why are we doing that? Why does Hollywood consider this progressive as opposed to primitive, like a pre-Columbian tribe attacking the tribe next door for worshiping the wrong spirits? "
posted by Jack Mercer @ 5/18/2006 09:09:00 AM  
3 Comments:
  • At 5/18/2006 06:37:00 PM, Blogger Helen Losse said…

    Hi Jack,

    Now why did you make follow a trail from blog to blog to find out your last name is Mercer? Next thing you know I'll google you.

     
  • At 5/21/2006 09:54:00 PM, Blogger Kathy Schrenk said…

    Hollywood is just giving people what they want. Everyone and their brother (lots and lots of Christians included, one has to assume) is reading or has read The DaVinci Code. Why wouldn't they make a movie about it?

     
  • At 5/22/2006 07:30:00 AM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    Hi Kathy!

    I agree!

    I was just surprised at what Peggy Noonan had to say!

    -Jack

     
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