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I haven't seen or read "Angels & Demons" yet, but I can't think that Ron Howard is a "bigot" because he made this movie. I have heard him interviewed and he seems like a pretty wholesome guy. He is still married to his high school sweetheart, his daughter seems like a sweetie too!

I did read "The DaVinci Code" and I thought it was a pretty good book! The movie was kinda silly lame, but the book was exciting and entertaining. I guess I don't see how a book or a movie, intended as entertainment, can get anyone so cranked up!

When Mel Gibson put out "The Passion of the Christ," there was a contingent of people who were incredibly offended and felt it was anti-Semetic. In that case there is a history of so-called "Passion plays" being put on to incite anti Jewish sentiment. Hitler did it, for example. However, if you don't want to go see Jim Caviezel get beaten and crucified for upwards of THREE HOURS, don't go see it! I haven't seen it and don't want to. I have been to Good Friday mass plenty of times, thank you very much.

By the same token, it is no secret what these Dan Brown books are about . . . He writes thrillers involving vast Catholic conspiracies. They are fiction - with just enough archaeology tossed in to make some people nervous. I just don't see Ron Howard's involvement in the films as evidence of bigotry. He has simply made a movie with the goofy conspiracy theories that are out there already. These stories of Copernicus and Galileo are probably right out of Dan Brown's book.

I am more disturbed by the attitude of Evangelical Christian America that Catholicism is somehow NOT Christianity. They suffer from the delusion that we worship saints and don't really know God. A man in West MI was court ordered to a rehab (apparently run by a religious organization), when they told the patients to pray, he got out his rosary . . . He was told that he couldn't use that for prayer that it was "witchcraft." To me THAT is worse than any ridiculous film OR novel could ever be.


I am a convert from "Evangelical Christian America" and I can state with confidence that one reason there is so much anti-Catholic bigotry and ignorance of the Catholic Church is because of movies, television shows and literature like 'Angels & Demons'.

The incredible power of audio-visual media to form (directly and indirectly) the worldview of a society is one of Satan's most effective tools.

If someone believes that praying the Rosary is witchcraft, do you think that going to this movie will help him change his mind or confirm him in his error?

Unfortunately, we as Catholics actually support these anti-Catholic books and movies by purchasing appears we are actually feeding the beast that wishes to devour us. Entertaining or not, a faith-buster or not...we should not give our money to these people to go on and produce more. Curiosity killed the cat.

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