3 readers online now  |  69 million page views

To AnneM

Reader comment on item: Pope Benedict XVI and the Koran
in response to reader comment: It Is Going To Suprise You That Six Nations In The Middle East Are Allowing "The DaVinci Code " Movie To Be Shown

Submitted by Saladin (United States), May 18, 2006 at 02:02

I fail to understand how showing this film in some ME countries is disrespectful to Jesus (PBUH)?

Do we know what happened to Jesus after the crucifiction? Only that he was seen alive after three or so many days? What happened after that? Listen to what the Quran says about crucifiction:

[4:157 and their (that is, the Jews') boast, “Behold, we have slain the Christ Jesus, son of Mary, [who claimed to be] an apostle of God!” However, they did not slay him, and neither did they crucify him, but it only seemed to them [as if it had been] so; and, verily, those who hold conflicting views thereon are indeed confused, having no [real] knowledge thereof, and following mere conjecture. For, of a certainty, they did not slay him: (158) nay, God exalted him unto Himself – and God is indeed almighty, wise. (159) Yet there is not one of the followers of earlier revelation who does not, at the moment of his death, grasp the truth about Jesus; and on the Day of Resurrection he [himself] shall bear witness to the truth against them.]

An actor playing as Jesus in any film is disrespectful of Jesus. Why? Because if I watch the film and later I think of Jesus, this actor will come to my mind. That's why i don't want to see any depiction (in any picture/phot/movie etc.) of Jesus. Why should I think of any one else when I think about Jesus?

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to To AnneM by Saladin

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2021 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)