Apparently we've touched a nerve.
Nicolosi not only proposed an "othercott" of Da Vinci—by buying tickets to another movie instead—but also argued that joining the "cultural dialogue" about the book and film is akin to debating with the Devil himself. She also fears that DVC might lead some Christians astray, that "some of the sheep would be scandalized away from Jesus by this idiotic story."
Her remarks lit a fire under many readers. Many applauded her strong words, and many thought she came on too strong. Here's a sampling of responses.
Lisa Rutherford: Bravo!!!! This article was so on target, I practically want to frame it. I just hope the word gets out and enough people do it.
Annie Fitzsimmons:The Da Vinci Code is a FICTIONAL NOVEL. It is pure entertainment, and that's it! Why are Christians flipping out and figuring out how to "othercott" it or "evangelize" through it? Let's talk about the gospel in our churches and go see whatever movies we'd like to see.
David Christy: What an excellent commentary. Thank you so much for a clear voice with specific content, rather than the unending "Dialogue for Consensus" that is literally killing us all.
Dennis Payne: I believe Nicolosi is missing the point for many in the Christian community. We should prepare ourselves and learn our church history that "the church" has neglected to teach. I know our Scriptures very well, but I have been caught off guard with church history. Until now, it hasn't mattered, but to prepare for the movie, I'm reading the book, because we have zero credibility ...1
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