Angels & Demons: It’s A Thriller, Not A Crusade
Dear Ron Howard,
I truly appreciate the courage you have to make and defend the movies: The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. I believe many directors and producers would shy away from making these type of controversial films. You statement was well written and you make an excellent points.
It is my perception that churches, mosques, and temples as well as other forms of religious organizations like to challenge the views of others but they do not like to be challenged. I strongly believe that all organizations, especially religious ones, need to be challenged. They need to be criticized and they need to be asked tough questions.
I realize that the Dan Brown books and movies are a work of fiction but they present us the opportunity to openly discuss religious issues and that is what this world needs more of. No man or woman and no organization or religion has a direct link to god. We all struggle together to understand the mystery of life. Both science and religion offer us the opportunity to explore and investigate that mystery.
So it is nice for religion to get a little slap of challenge because they deserve it. Unfortunately, it shows the lack of maturity and intelligence for a church representative to react in such a hateful and mean-spirited way. Your works are more inspirational to human life than any religious sermon, so please keep up the good work.
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