The Da Vinci Code – the movie
In todays Guardian, Mark Lawson claims that:
In a nation where it was reported yesterday that the most popular new name for baby girls is “Nevaeh” – the word “heaven” spelled backwards – religious beliefs, which are properly a matter for that variety of opinion called faith, have been redefined as fact.
The nation is America and Lawson’s comments are prompted by a discussion on the Today show about whether the producers of the movie The Da Vinci Code should submit to a request from religious lobby groups to begin the film with a caption pointing out that audiences are watching a work of fiction.
This brings up a number of questions for me. Can someone help me out here? Is it true that there are people out there who think that the events related in the bible are incontrovertible fact?
And, whether the answer to the first question is yes or no, are there people out there who are so incredibly dumb that they might consider the movie of The Da Vinci Code to be a documentary?