PATRICK SWAYZE has blasted movies like THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST and THE DA VINCI CODE for giving religion a cynical slant. The DIRTY DANCING star, who has a keen interest in spirituality, fears controversial films will leave the world with no religion or faith to turn to. He says, "I believe in a higher power. I’ve studied Eastern philosophies, and I’ve studied the Koran. We’ve devalued everything worth believing in. Now we’re tearing into religion. "A line should be drawn. The Last Temptation of Christ. And The Da Vinci Code borders on that. "I was glued to the book, but afterwards I thought, ‘Oh my Lord. Now we’re tearing into God and our faith.’ Are we going to be turning into a reality show too? I certainly hope not."
Patrick was raised Catholic, but seems to be into the healing power of crystals and Buddhism, so unfortunately his saying "our faith" doesn’t have much of a dividing line.