emailed to a Christian publication:
Subject: Breaking The Da Vinci Code – Christian History
It’s a NOVEL. It’s supposed to be fiction. How many books come out every day that are “mean” to Christianity? Or to some other religion, for that matter? Brown wasn’t trying to discredit the Church. He was trying to write a potboiler and make some cash. He’s an author, not a saboteur.
Everyday life challenges our faith, much more than this one mere book could ever do.
By being so foolishly and disproportionately angry about this one mediocre book, we’re just giving it much more legitimacy than it deserves.
I really don’t get why Christians are so obsessed with this one book. It’s not even original… people have been saying the same things for centuries and actually BELIEVED what they were saying… Brown’s just writing a fictional novel, not some serious, scholarly “expose.”
So it’s popular? Maybe it’ll get people reading about your/my/someone’s religion and correct some misunderstandings that some people have about Christianity… like that it’s a weapon to use against other people.
Calm down people, and worry about the real threats to our world.