Pat Buchanan wrote in Townhall If "such lies and errors had been directed at the Koran or the Holocaust," said Archbishop Angelo Amato, the Vatican's secretary for the congregation for the doctrine of the faith, "they would have justly provoked a world uprising."
That is certainly true. Jay Tea sarcastically wrote on Wizbang:The archbishop was speaking of "The Da Vinci Code," the Ron Howard film that debuts at Cannes and opens worldwide this week, and is expected to gross $500 million by summer's end. The archbishop's point is undeniable. Blasphemous cartoons of the Prophet with a bomb in his turban, published a few months ago in a Danish newspaper and reprinted on the front pages of Europe's major papers, ignited demonstrations in Muslim communities across Europe and violent and deadly riots across the Islamic world.If they REALLY wanted to garner the respect of the world and silence its detractors, here are some of the things they should have done first:But Christians follow Jesus Christ, who would be horrified if we responded that way. I wish Moderate Muslims would seek to bring their faith into the 21st century, and discourage violent responses like we hav seen recently from members of their faith. However I question Pat's title for this article. The God of Jews, the God of Christians, and the God of Muslims is the same God, the God of Abraham. I don't like to see Him ridiculed, or to have false books published about Him, but I believe that He will deal with those that do those things, at Judgement Day, and we should all focus on conforming our own behaviour to one that He would approve of.
- Issue a death sentence against Dan Brown, the book's author.
- Hold massive riots against the book and movie.
- Issue death threats against Tom Hanks and everyone else involved in the film.
- Kill several people, such as book store employees who sold the novel, by beheading or some other gruesome manner.
- Burn down book stores that stock the book.