My mom and I had an argument over dinner because she was telling us - I mean, she was "discouraging" us from watching Da Vinci Code. She and her friends were saying that we can, as a nation, boycott the film to show how disgusted we are with the lies presented as truths. I told her that the author already told everyone that the work was purely fictional, but she went on and on, and told me how closed-minded I was being.
"Buti pa si Mel Gibson..." Blah blah...
I told her that I totally agreed with Cardinal Rosales, who believes that this should be seen as a "pastoral challenge". I think that the Church should really use this to help better educate and enlighten us all.
I haven't read the book yet, but I bet I'm going to have to disguise it as another book if I decide to read it at home.
My dad was really silent at the table. We were talking about it the other day and he wants to read it too. :P
Here's an interesting chart that shows the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila's statements with respect to questions people may have on Da Vinci Code.