Clayton at the Weight of Glory fisks a interview with Ron Howard and Tom Hanks. As you would expect they take the line that this will help invoke dialogue on the subject, but no mention of the blasphemous aspect of the movie. Something that Methodist Ron Howard and Greek Orthodox Tom Hanks don’t seem to have a problem with.
TOM HANKS: But I think the movie may end up helping churches do their job. You know, if they put up a sign saying, "This Wednesday we’re discussing the gospel," 12 people show up. But if the sign says, "This Wednesday we’re discussing The Da Vinci Code," 800 people show up.
Hey great idea. Let us have movies that put the KKK in a positive light so that we can discuss racism. Or let us make movies that slander historical figures with outrageous lies to help out historians to do their job.
You mean Birth of a Nation? It’s been done (referring to KKK)
Stupid is as stupid does…
Opee directs Forrest Gump in “The Mayberry RFD Code”
Ouch…. good call
And yet, Hanks has a point: I have found more people interested in getting the real story because the horrible claims of the DVC. Now, that doesn’t justify the book or the movie, but it does show how the devil gets undone by his own tricks.
Man I used to respect Tom Hanks. Felt he was the Jimmy Stewart of today. But, he has dropped a few rungs. Too bad. I’ll pray for Tom Hanks and Opie. Two good guys making it easy for people to spit on Catholics.
Maybe they can take on the English Monarchy next in something like Princess Diana does Dallas. That would be an organization that needs to be brought back down to earth. The church is already there with the Sexual Abuse Scandal.
On the note of losing respect for Tom Hanks, I’ve noticed that I’ve lost respect for nearly all major celebrities. I’ve stopped watching TV (save for the occasional viewing of EWTN–love those Papal Masses–and of course during football and basketball seasons), I don’t watch movies as much as I used to (too many of the comedy genre that I used to love have gotten so trashy–i.e. American Pie, 40-Year Old Virgin, etc.), and I’ve just come to reject pop culture in general. Save for Mel Gibson, I can’t think of one actor who has given me reason to care about them (and I have reservations about Gibson’s ultra-traditionalist leanings). Oh well. I now understand why medieval Europe looked down upon the acting profession: It’s made up of people who are paid to lie.
Lets hear it for the Anglican communities aiding and abetting the enemy – while claiming to be faithful to Jesus Christ. Pi-tui!
Yes, the shameful Anglican cathedrals used in the film will have more tourists showing up to buy souveniers, books, and maybe attend a few seminars about what the meaning of ‘is’- is.
Articles say that Tom Hanks is a Greek Orthodox and they say it is by way of marriage to his wife. How many agnostics are married in Christian churches because that is what their intended spouses want.
So suffice to say, we don’t really even know if Tom Hanks is a practicing Christian anymore. I see that he has run the gamet of denominations but it does not seem as if he is a practicing Orthodox Christian.
On that note, I believe that all Christians should give Tom Hanks what Hollywood really wanted to give Mel Gibson (an actual Christian) – THE BLACK LIST. Tom Hanks’ movies should not attract another Christian’s dime and this should end his career.
Tom has said that it will inspire debates –
Well I believe many uninformed, nominal Christians will loose their faith and look elsewhere because of his participation in this movie which clearly looks to deceive in the name of entertainment.
What does it say about Tom’s belief in Jesus as to participate in a movie which slanders Him?
I also believe in the boycott. Any Christian who gives his money to view this movie is receiving his/her 30 silver pieces.
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