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Vatican Says No to 'Code' Prequel

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Following its condemnation of Brown's mega-seller and its 2006 film adaptation, "The Da Vinci Code," which claimed that Jesus married Mary Magdalene, the Vatican has forbidden filmmakers from shooting the "Code" prequel in the Vatican or in any church...


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Mari 's (1356)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 5:55 pm

It seems the Vatican still doesn't like Dan Brown.

Following its condemnation of Brown's mega-seller and its 2006 film adaptation, "The Da Vinci Code," which claimed that Jesus married Mary Magdalene, the Vatican has forbidden filmmakers from shooting the "Code" prequel in the Vatican or in any church in Rome, reports the Times of London.

Vatican officials say the prequel, "Angels & Demons," which is about a plot by a sinister cabal to seize control of the papacy, is "an offense against God" and "wounds common religious feelings." Rev. Marco Fibbi, a representative for the diocese of Rome, didn't mince words: "Normally we read the script, but this time it was not necessary. The name Dan Brown was enough." Mercy!

Both films are directed by Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks.


Mari 's (1356)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 6:17 pm

Can I ask people why they chose to Note this story? I submitted this because I do not agree with the Vatican.

I do believe that if Jesus existed in a literal form in the time period suggested that he did that he would have been married & I am just looking for anyone to comment if they would.

If this is all based on fiction alone then why is the vatican so upset?

If Jesus was married would it make him less of a God? Would anyone love him less?

I just believe in unconditional love and can not understand why people are so upset if in fact this was true.


Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 6:23 pm
I do not agree with the Vatican on this either.

An answer to your question, Mari, I noted it because you submitted it, and I always note my friends' posts...

Pat B (356)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 6:33 pm
all four of Dan Brown's books are great! i find it interesting that the Vatican is against this new movie, said it very well in your comment. thankx for this post, noted.

Steve Dale (551)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 9:27 pm

Melody W (167)
Thursday June 19, 2008, 8:13 pm
Read your history. The Catholic Church's hands are dripping in centuries of blood and we know it. They can't afford any more bad press and they know it. Their real occupation? Molesting small boys and getting rich. And they can keep anyone they choose out of the Vatican because they are just that powerful, an entity unto themselves.

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 19, 2008, 8:31 pm

The catholic church is largely based on myths & power over people. It is really a money making intity & to some degree secrete sexual perversions that have gone on for centuries.

“The church says the earth is flat,
but I know that it is round,
for I have seen the shadow on the moon,
and I have more faith in a
shadow than in the church”
Ferdinand Magellan



Marian E (152)
Friday June 20, 2008, 12:03 am

Late to the party, sorry Mari. I'm noting this because I like Dan Brown's books and I'm not real crazy about the Vatican.

As for Jesus, very possibly he existed and yes, I imagine he would have been married.

Why aren't women allowed in the priesthood? Because Paul admonished the women to be silent in church (Temple). He did that because in that time, Temple/church was also a place to socialize and the women supposedly visited so loudly that they were admonished to be silent. The Catholics chose to interpret that as saying women couldn't be priests.

Thanks Mari.

Thank you Mari.

Nuraini A (41)
Friday June 20, 2008, 3:24 am
actually, i don't see a problem with this. the book, albeit fictional, is considered blasphemous to the catholic theology, so i don't see why the catholic church should be expected to abet it - it's theologically consistent to not participate in the dissemination of content that is considered a misrepresentation and blasphemy to itself. so, even if i disagree with the catholic church and regardless of my opinion on catholicism itself, at the same time i do agree that they have a right to refuse to co-operate with people who are misrepresenting it - or rather, marketing a representation of it that is incompatible with their own theology.

LL A (33)
Friday June 20, 2008, 4:41 am
I noted this because I was familiar with Dan Browns's premise before he wrote his book, much less seeing the movie. I do believe that the Vatican is responsible for withholding a great amount of truth from the people. And, regardless anyone's view on the subject matter, one line rings most true, 'ever since there has been one God, there has been killing in his name.' What a sorrowful legacy.
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