Monday, May 22, 2006

Da Vinci Code

Thanks to all my friends who praised me for this post.
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There is another point too that people are overlooking. The Da Vinci painting of the Last Supper was not a snapshot. Da Vinic wasn't really there. His rendition of the last supper was his own imaginary painting in his free expression of his art.
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My friend Cheri took a poetry class and told me about a poem sequence called a Fibonacci...it's called "A fib" and based on the Fibonacci number sequence seen in nature and miminicked in art and architecture, music, etc.

It is done in the sequence of 0-1-1-2-3-5-8-13, etc. (Supposed to be syllables per line not words, which is more difficult. See PS below.)

So here is my Fibonacci for today


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I
went
to see
Da Vinci Code
So now I'm a heretic
And I guess Christianity is in big trouble.
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I don't get the uproar over a movie/book/story that's supposed to be fiction!!!!
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(It's not like they are jumping on people and sucking the blood out of their necks...oops, Wes Craven did that. His Dracula 2000 (Yay, Gerry Butler) was supposed to be (warning -- spoiler) Judas Iscariot who couldn't die because of his sin of betraying Christ a few millennia ago. He appeared in America in 2000 and thought sex, drugs and Rock & Roll were "Brilliant." Did the churches boycott that movie? Heck no. And by the way, Jeri Ryan makes a hot vampire!)
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There have been a lot of movies and books that make churches, police, FBI, medical institutions, schools, fraternities, the government, motherhood, you-name-it look bad. So, if it not based on anything real, what is the BIG DEAL???!?!?!?!?
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Since when does a "lie" threaten anything of real worth? (That is, if you label creative fiction as lying--duh, I'm a writer, does that make me a liar when I write?)
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And if by some remote chance a fictitious story were actually found to be true, are you telling me that the truth can hurt your belief system!!???!?!? Yeah, right. "The truth hurts." Why would Christians think the truth could hurt Christianity? And why do they care if people believe lies or anything else different than they preach, for that matter? Do we all have to believe exactly the same thing? (If you say "yes" then explain to me the thousands of Christian sects in the world that don't even agree with each other.)
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Can anybody see the illogic in this Da Vinci Code protest, besides me?
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People and groups of people and institutions like churches can believe what they want...and everyone else can believe what they want, too, AND they can go to any form of entertainment they want--regardless if it is "true" or "false" (is miniature golf a lie if we use smaller clubs and shorter putting greens?)
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People are just looking for things to feel threatened about.
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I think it is high time that churches and governments and other loud-mouthed people stop telling everyone one else what to think, believe, and write about.
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This is still America, right?
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Freedom of speech ring a bell with anyone?
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And don't get me started on Harry Potter. If he is a magician and that makes him evil, what the heck are Siegfried and Roy? Aren't they magicians?
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Good night for now. Love and Smirks, Sandy

2 comments:

Marianne said...

You are exactly right. Great observations!

Cheri Eicher said...

Thank you for your voice. You said, what I've been feeling but didn't have the words.