The DaVinci Code, Gnosticism and Other Heresies
See also Postmodern & Emergent Churches
From Katherine Fournier: Correct me if I'm wrong, but having watched previews while at another movie, it seems that this movie has little to do with the original book. So little that there is a lawsuit or something like that. It looks more occultic in nature. To be sure, that is all the more reason not to see it, but basing apologetics on the book won't help much in addressing those who have seen this movie.
I think most "christians" in todays churches DON"T know the word, and they are also not bothered by occult-type movies or TV shows. We deal with this all the time with professing christians watching blatantly demonic witchcraft oriented programs. Hellooo! What's wrong with this picture? I think you are right that it is a waste of time to see the movie, or to even try to argue its points.
We need to answer that it is a FICTIONAL movie and not a news program. Historical facts do not support it. If the person we speak to is not a believer, end it. If the person IS a professing christian, YES, explaing the Bible. But for unbelievers who are not open to believing the Bible anyway, any attempt at explaining things will be unproductive unless you are exceptionally anointed.
I think immediately of my boss and his wife, who barely believe that Jesus was a historical person and that the Bible is not History but fabrication. They don't care what the Bible says. They probably don't believe the movie either, but would use it as a way to engage in a humiliation attempt to mock my faith. Why would I want to engage myself in something like that?
I handle things a bit differently. Since so many christians are ignorant it is easy to use his desire to attack their faith in a hypothetical context. Hypothetically, if you say you believe the Bible, then... so any christian who tells you something else is not biblically correct. Also, "If - then" hypothesis. If A is true, it follows that B is also true and C is not. Decide for yourself if A is true. It puts him back on the hotseat where he is now responsible for his own choice in rejecting God and His word. Incidentally there are now 7 of us trying to convince him there is a God, and he is good.
As for the Da Vinci Code, it is just a movie. Historical facts DO support the existence of Jesus and back up what the Bible says as a historical account. Further, It forbids Christians to participate in the occult, so the movie is contra-biblical. So is the book. End of discussion. Which is true. Well, the devilis a liar, so figure it out. Refuse to argue the point about the book or the movie and tell the person read the Gospel if they want to know Jesus. Give them the Gospel of John.
See also The Freemasons andHow mysticism & the occult are changing the Church