Brokeback to the Future

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  • jasdye


    i think the priest i’m referring to was in the Washington Post story on the other thread. getting my resurrection-is-hooey-for-the-superstitious stories mixed up.

  • jasdye

    ‘faked’? huh…

    i think that says more about a watered-down cultural version of christianity-lite than anything else, really.

    it’s bad enough that self-identifying christians don’t believe in a literally risen Christ (as the episcopal priest in the story identified himself among those ranks), but to believe that it’s all based on a hoax, a prank… ppphhhhhhssthh!!!!!!

  • Peter T Chattaway

    Did you notice that 8% of self-identified Christians (as opposed to 31% of self-identified non-Christians) said they believe the crucifixion was faked?

  • jasdye

    13% in the US.

    woo-hoo. only 1 in 8.

    take that, cannucks!

    i wonder how many of the 75% that supposedly believe in the resurrection believe in a literal, bodily and spiritual, resurrection.

  • Peter T Chattaway

    That’s why I provided a link to the polling company itself, and their press release on this particular poll. :)

  • Anonymous

    It might be worth checking on the reliability of this polling company before getting too agitated. This could be one of those bogus pseudo-polls that are bandied about in the media so frequently, or it could actually be a more scientific poll. Hard to comment too much without knowing more background.

  • Peter T Chattaway

    Y’know, the “It’s only FICTION!” response doesn’t work for me. Christians have used fiction to communicate what they believe to be true for years — Frank Peretti’s This Present Darkness and Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins’ Left Behind are only the most recent examples — so I think it behooves us all to be consistent and admit that, yes, even works of fiction can and should be taken seriously when they claim to reflect and represent non-fictitious facts (and The Da Vinci Code does claim this, very explicitly, on its first page).

    Taking these books “seriously” does not mean believing their claims or giving them a free pass; for example, I think the dispensationalist eschatology that underlies the Left Behind series is pure bunk. I therefore have no qualms at all with saying that The Da Vinci Code has more than its share of pure bunk, too. (Ditto Angels & Demons, the previous novel featuring the Tom Hanks character.)

    But to say that no one should take a book’s truth claims seriously, simply because it’s a novel, does a disservice to readers and novelists alike. It’s snobby and unhelpful.

  • RC

    That’s just sad.

    –RC of

  • BethR

    Lee Strobel addresses the DVC helpfully in several video interviews on his website:

  • Anonymous

    That’s stupid. Most of what Dan Brown says in that book isn’t true. It’s frickin categorized in the “FICTION” side of the bookstores!!! IT’S A NOVEL!!!!!

  • Matt Page

    Brilliant – funniest thing i’ve seen for a while.


  • Nicholas

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for that link.
    That made my night.

  • Charlie

    Oh, that is so funny! Can’t wait to see the movie.

  • Travis

    Scary indeed.

    Of course, this means about two-dozen other “Brokeback” parody trailers in the next three weeks.