America Needs Fatima worked very hard to oppose the blasphemies in The Da Vinci Code when it was released in 2006.
One of our works was to have our student action groups do petition drives on campuses to defend the Catholic Church from the slanders in the Da Vinci Code.
Perhaps the most telling repercussion from these campus actions was a student who refused to sign the petition, and said: "I like The Da Vinci Code.”
When asked why, he responded matter-of-factly, “I like The Da Vinci Code because I hate Christianity.”
Now, please fast forward to 2008. A member of Jesus seminar, is publishing a book called "Jesus of Nazareth: a realistic portrait."
According to AP:
"AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) -- Film director Paul Verhoeven has written a book that contradicts the Bible by suggesting that Jesus might have been fathered by a Roman soldier who raped Mary.
Paul Verhoeven wants to make a film based on his imminent book about the origins of Jesus Christ.
An Amsterdam publishing house said Wednesday it would publish the Dutch filmmaker's biography of Jesus, "Jesus of Nazareth: A Realistic Portrait" in September."
Blasphemy! Yes, a horrible blasphemy in book form and maybe as a movie later on!
I hope you will join America Needs Fatima in doing prayerful protest and acts of reparation for this terrible blasphemy.
I'll keep you posted on our plans.