There's packing and moving and all manner of less tangible things to do before I say good bye to this year, so there isn't a lot of time to blog. However, I wanted to drop a quick word about The Da Vinci Code. I haven't read it, and after both my mother and my sister found it unentertaining I have no desire to read it. This means I cannot really speak to any controversy surrounding it with. Normally I don't care much when the part of Christendom that the media feels like covering does something stupid, and I really don't care normally when someone like Dan Brown decides to air his personal problems with religion in public. I mean really, most of the people I know have enough education and enough awareness of the perennial popularity of church conspiracy theories in literature not to take seriously the controversial stuff in any church conspiracy literature. Or so I thought. But Twilight's father (a man who is very dear to me) apparently did take some of it seriously. To me that's like wondering why nobody has cloned dinosaurs after reading Jurassic Park, but hey, I haven't read the book. Oh yeah. And as a Christian, I am either part of the conspiracy or a willing dupe.
Anyway, I found Antilles' thoughts on the subject of The Da Vinci Code and Christendom eminently sensible. His thoughts are a bit long, but they are the best thoughts I have heard on the subject to date, and as they come from Antilles I feel no compunction about linking them. If you are interested in a sensible Christian response to the controversy, I commend his thoughts to you.