See my other post on the Da Vinci Code before you read this...
Now that you get my premise, let me be more specific. Here are five reasons you should see the movie.
1. You need to be aware of what people in our culture are interested in. There are few cultural events that impact so many people. People will be talking about it at work, school, etc. Don't you want to be part of the discussion?
2. You will communicate that you are open minded and willing to engage. How do you think people feel about you when they ask you about the movie and you say, "That movie is a tool of the devil to deceive the masses"? End of discussion. Next topic. Note to self; find new friends!
3. You will sharpen your mind as you seek to refute the misinformation about the Bible. Don't run from the challenge that Dan Brown presents to Christians. Seize the moment. Brown is taking advantage of people's lack of church history and theology. There is a plethora of books and websites (and pastors!) out now helping you to do your research. So go do it!
4. You might have the chance to steer a friend in the right direction. Dan Brown has given the church a HUGE gift. He's played off of numerous cultural interests (suspicion of authority, church abuse, secret societies, etc.), mixed it with murder and intrigue and made millions. His marketers have paid the bills, he's invited the audience and now we get to play the game. If we do our research, we'll win because Brown's research is seriously flawed. True seekers and people who are willing to go beyond what they want to be true (the Bible is a flawed and manipulated text that now gives me the right to ignore it) will see the truth and hopefully encounter God. Don't miss your chance to be a part of church history!
5. You just might enjoy it!