A while back, I posted some journal entries from when I was a believer and promised I'd post more. Well, I found more... and they make me cringe to read them. I was one of them; the ones we, here at T|A, get so maddeningly frustrated with. But, at the same time, I was on to something... and that was being open to materials considered forbidden and threatening to Christians. HA! It was that attitude that brought me here, despite my confidence nothing would shake my belief in God. UGH!
Read and try not to gag too much:
The Da Vinci Code
No amount of blogging is going to change anyone's opinion I suppose, but I'm here to use the small voice I've been given.
Stop freakin' out about some stupid book! It wasn't even that good. If it shakes your faith, you should be questioning what your faith was ever founded on to begin with. If you're afraid to ask questions or listen to other people's questions, you should also check your faith. I'm not afraid of my God being disproven. It's not gonna happen. And, if it did, what did I even lose? Sure, I would be losing the love of my life. But... it would've all been an illusion anyway. Thing is, that can't happen. I've already worked through my doubt and my questions and NOTHING can cause me to doubt the reality of my God and His Son... nothing will make me doubt the divinity of Christ.
If a person is TRULY SEEKING TRUTH, they will find it and some ignorant book won't throw them off the path. God is waiting to be found by those who seek Him. He's not hiding. You just have to actually want to see Him.
People are looking for an excuse to not believe in Jesus. I mean C'MON!!! It wasn't even a great literary masterpiece!! It was only GOOD. It wasn't amazing. It wasn't even profound or particularily deep. It was just some adventure-suspense-mystery FICTION... written at a Fourth-Grade level. And people latch on to THIS? They clamor to get their hands on ANYTHING that brings Jesus down to their level and invalidates who he was. Don't you see? This is merely revealing that people want a way out... ANY way, even if that way is completely absurd and unfounded.
But I will absolutely read the book and see the movie. If I hadn't, I WOULD be distressed and worried about people's faith. I wouldn't know how to combat the lie. I wouldn't even know how much of a threat it's NOT to Christianity. I would have no validity in an argument against it, because I wouldn't even know what I was arguing against... except for rumors and hearsay.
Am I concerned about endorsing something that is "anti-Christ"? No. Everything I spend my money on is supporting SOMETHING I don't agree with. I should pretty much leave planet earth if I don't want my dime spent on something offensive, because ALL our money goes towards evil. ALL of it!! So, don't worry about it.
God's in control people. Relax. He won't be brought down by this movie. He won't be brushed aside because big movie producers made some crappy movie that said He wasn't real. Don't you know He knew this movie would come out? Do you think He's surprised by it? Do you really think someone's soul is forever lost because of it? Be reasonable. Have some faith!
Go watch the movie and see how you're overreacting.