[The Da Vinci Code] is going to be huge. It’s got the three elements of every blockbuster: Fine art, obscure religious references, and Audrey Tautou.
Here’s a piece of advice that might just make things a whole lot easier for all you hyper-religious types who have your panties in a wad over The Da Vinci Code: skip the movie. If you’re opposed to the movie, then don’t see it. Isn’t that a simple solution? Instead of getting all fired up about something you can’t control or stop anyway, just ignore it. Play golf, spend some time with your family, go to church, hug your kids…do something besides fussing over a movie that will likely fade from the public consciousness in a matter of a few short weeks.
Keep in mind that this is still a free country, and that freedom of speech and expression is still a cherished (albeit tattered at the edges) right provided by the Constitution. You may not like the movie, you may not have read the book, but you have no right to keep others from doing so, because not everyone thinks as you do. While you’re free to try and persuade others of the righteousness of your point of view, if others choose to read the book or see the movie, that is their right. So, instead of stressing about the blasphemy of it all, how about y’all just relax and fret over things you can actually control. Hug your kids. Kiss your wife. Mow the lawn. Have a margarita or six. Doesn’t those ideas sound as if they might be a whole lot more enjoyable?