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May 5, 2009

Angels & Demons & Prelates, Oh My!

Controversy escalates over the upcoming prequel to 'The Da Vinci Code'

The news surrounding the upcoming release of Angels & Demons is beginning to feel more like a bunch of children yapping at each other at recess on a grade-school playground. I'm beginning to wonder when somebody's going to stick out their tongue and say, "Neener nonner nooner!"

We've already had plenty of lively banter between Ron Howard and Bill Donohue. Then we had some shmoe calling Tom Hanks a "pawn of Satan."

Now the Vatican has joined the fray, ironically without commenting.

Howard is saying that Vatican officials obstructed his efforts to shoot the film in Rome, saying he couldn't shoot scenes anywhere in the city with churches in the background.

"Was I surprised? No. Am I a little frustrated at times? Sure," said Howard.

A Vatican spokesman wouldn't comment, but apparently said enough to imply that Howard was just spouting off to "drum up publicity," according to the AP. That's a pretty feisty "no comment."

CNN would disagree, noting that the film is not drawing the Vatican's "ire," while quoting an Opus Dei priest as saying, "I don't think that anyone at the Vatican is paying much attention to the premier of 'Angels & Demons.' . . . I think the church's attitude has been, from the beginning, 'hands off.'"

Meanwhile, Tom "I'm Not the Pawn of Satan" Hanks told the German publication Bild, "I am a very spiritual guy. I do believe in God. We go to Church. My children are baptised. But I don’t know a lot about the condom ban. I have been happily married for 21 years!" Of Angels & Demons, he said, "It’s fiction but has amusing facts."

In India, Christian protests have resulted in a decision to show the film only after certain parts have been deleted, according to the Hindu News Update: "The Censor Board has assured them of deletion of some of the portions before release of the movie, which will also have a disclaimer saying that it is a work of fiction."

A work of fiction. Good to remember that, and not get too worked up about it. Eh?

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Mark Moring said "A work of fiction. Good to remember that, and not get too worked up about it. Eh"
This is a very naive assessment of the situation. if someone came up with a "work of fiction" describing your mother, daughter or wife as prostitutes, I doubt that your reaction will be "work of fiction. Good to remember that, and not get too worked up about it. Eh"

Works of Fiction in both movies and print have had a powerful influence shaping popular worldviews about a lot of issues including how God and Christianity is viewed

people get their facts from fiction and usually do little fact checking

Dan Brown is not only attacking Catholicism by his revisionism, he is also attacking the integrity of the Bible as the Word of God and its portrayal of God and Jesus

God is not our little Buddy whose words and personal can be toyed with

what happened to reverence of the name, works, and word of God?

Mark is right. When a worldview shaping medium such as cinema portays something , it is automatically taken seriously by many. This may be naive, but it is also dangerous. The point about India, for instance, is very serious. I am an Indian and movies such as this play right into the hands of the anti-Christian fundamentalists and cause even more trouble for the already much maligned and (even physically) attacked Christian community.

Oops, sorry... I meant Alan is right with his comment.

It may well be that films such as Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code attack certain aspects of the Christian faith and established denominations (I read both books before either were filmed) and there are certain elements in both that are factual. There are also some which are fictional and some which are legendary i.e. supposed but unsupported or disputed. However it is important to remember first and foremost they are stories, so we sholdn't get so wound up about it and secondly, they are a valuable evangelistic tool, so long as we understand the differences between biblical truth and Hollywood truth. I had a wonderful opportunity to talk to a colleague yesterday in light of a TV showing of the Da Vinci code and managed to give the full gospel to him whereas under normal circumstances, we'd never have talked about God whatsoever. Instead of running scared from attacks and misreprensentations like these films, we should learn what they have to say and what God says in response to them and then share it.

Dan Brown and the holy blood holy grail gang took you only part of the way there. hear the rest!

Who is Switzerland's King? Or for that matter Israel's or Europe's King and what about Tarpon Spring's King? There is one claimant to those coveted thrones!

He is American by birth. His American name is John Christian Saxer Jr. His Swiss name is Johann Christian Von Sax the second. He lives in Florida and regards the throne of England as a fake pretender to the true throne; only the Stuarts of the true King's property.

He is Great unto his own deeds. He has a patent on a pyramid healing bed chamber issued by the U.S.A. that borders on a perpetual motion machine. He calls it the \"Phoenix Dream Chamber\" featuring a Quartz Crystal Capstone of clear perfect quality and credits sleeping in it to have produced his great insight. He has located the capstone of the Great Pyramid at Giza through math analysis. He has been given credit for decoding the only symbol (the BOSS)inside the Great pyramid by John Gangstead author of \"Signs in the Sun\" a book about the Great Pyramid's math.

He has discovered over a thousand giant ancient holey stone "ark anchors" on the west central coast of Florida. This proves that Atlantis was on the Gulf of Mexico as the inland sea of Atlantis with New Port Ritchie as the entrance port with the carvings of Atlas and Hesperos the first wife on an "anchor type" Stone. He has located the Greek Garden of the three Hesperides at Tarpon Springs by the overhead view of the ancient river system revealing the portrait of Poseidon and the marriage of Atlas to Hesperos, and the dragon shaped river that is the serpent of Eden trailing off of the rear end of Atlas which signifying evolution stage from primate to human. Euphrates means the dragon shaped river in Greek or Atlantian. That river according to ancient texts had mounds as does the Anclote where as the present day Euphrates does not! This means that this Garden was the original and and perhaps the only ancient Garden of Eden. He has been featured in many T.V., news and magazine articles about this non-theory reality in his efforts to educate our society to the apparent truths of the Greek Mythology.

He is the first proponent of the Earth-Flip Theory where as the Earth can and has flipped in the past causing the last biblical flood of Noah and over flowing of Atlantis as the ocean waters spilled out over the continents as they slipped underneath and later returned to ocean basins thus reversing our magnetic orientation at the same time and from where the sun rises and sets. No other explanation for the world flood exists! Ask yourself: \"would the Earth flipping cause any problems?\" (Mathew 24 Stars falling from the sky?).

He is also the one of the first proponents of a duel sun solar system based on the procession of the equinoxes and a counter weight, a "Dark Star" to balance the action of that wobble. And also a visiting planet, Nibiru or wormwood that elliptically orbits between the two suns through our immediate solar system in a 3200 yr cycle. Saxer expounded on that and on the missing capstone at the Ancient Astronaut Convention in 1978 in Chicago. The leader of that convention Eric von Danikin was rather put off by this relative youngster, Saxer at 28yrs. old to have shown the entire group of 300 there at that meeting that another leader in mankind's evolution had emerged with obvious data indicating he was right. Saxer was rewarded by getting his membership to the Ancient Astronaut Society revoked by Von Danikin with the declaration that "you will never speak at one of my conventions again!" Than later in 1992 the Jet Propulsion Lab astrophysicist speaker at that same convention declared that they had located a "Brown Dwarf" in our solar system. They only had looked where Saxer had pointed. That same speaker when Saxer initially spoke to him about the possibility of a "Dark Star" said "absolutely not such an item in our solar system!". Mr. Saxer had given a lesson in common sense astrophysics! The only good thing about that guy is he later corrected himself! One can only wonder what von Danikin will say when he realizes he kicked out of his little club the one who would become future King of his residing country. Perhaps one of his ancient gods will rescue him in one of those chariots of theirs before the King declares eminent domain on his estates.

Von Sax has corrected our history when none of the learned men and women of this society could do so. This is extremely pitiful of all our authoritarian intellectuals who have let us down universally when the given facts were always available to each of us..oh wait righteous subjects; big Al Einstein was also a proponent of earth flip theory as recently brought to the attention of von Sax on \"coast to coast A.M.with George Noori\". It's great to be on a par with that guy! Einstein not George
Mr. von Sax is also progenitor and a believer in the rather controversial theory that the Father of Jesus was indeed Zacharias, the High Priest of the temple and the uncle of Mary. This would mean that John the Baptist was also actually half brother to Jesus, and Mary was cousin to John. This allowed passing on the line of David and Judah as father to son through artificial insemination (immaculate conception) so as to provide as potent blood possible of the Davidic Priest-King gene to provide as strong an opposition and resistance to the Roman occupation rule at that time. This secrecy the led to the virgin birth of God pretext that has confused all Christian faiths ever since( Hebrews 5 & 6). This is the only way Joseph could have accepted the pregnancy! Joseph was the protector of the coming messiah: the Anointed King of Israel. Also as Messiah Priest -King of Israel he would have been required to produces an Heir to the Anointed Throne as soon as possible given the Roman occupation again. Could John the beloved of the Apocalypse be the First Born Child of Jesus? Again secrecy had to be used to keep him safe. How else was that boy able to revealate.. He lived the longest of the apostles and saw the most!. Again none of the religious scholars have even proposed any thing close to the correct sequence of events! Maybe the X- Nazi pope will X COMMUNICATE von Sax for giving out too much truth. And then what? Will the pontificator get a pike in the posterior by one of the Kings Loyal Swiss Guard?

His Royal Swiss claim rests on his family line as it goes back to the Old Confederacy of the Swiss when his ancestors in a 200 year feud (Werdenbergfeud) managed by seven generations of von Sax family patriarchs; men named Casper, Johann, Heinrich, Johann Peter, Wilhelm, Johann Ulrich and Matthias. They were acknowledged as Princes of the Empire.

It started when Albert the 1st of Austria a Hapsburg in 1278A.D. became Emperor as he did steal the Gold of Solomon, and the rightful future King-Priest from Kyburg castle an early Swiss \"von Sax\" (of the STONE) property where it was stored and brought it to Austria. He was a nephew to the real owners, at Kyburgs Castle. Albert the 1st was not entitled to it as were the the Exilarchs; meaning monarchs in exile. Albert Hapsburg's despicable act of course started the Swiss War for Independence.

Years earlier The Knights Templars were the Army of the Lord founded by St. Bernard in the middle 11th century and continually under the control of the Von Sax Family at Mesocco! In 1213 treacherous acts of treason by King Philip of France and the Pope to steal their gold made the Templar King retreat to their Swiss Celtic Haven, Rhatia (founded by Keltus son of the Spartan Royalty).

The "STONE OF DESTINY "sometimes called "lia fail" is also known by another title in latin, SAXum Fatali. This stone was taken by St. Columbo an Irish monk, with equal royal rank, away from the Scottish King as punishment for evil he had done. He the traveled to Europe along with Holy Gallus his brother and his 12 man entourage carrying it . This stone as it is said throughout history has crowned 100 Scottish and Irish Kings over 1000 years from 500 B.C. to 560 A.D. as they sat upon it. St. Columbo prophesied that when this stone reappears that all mankind will hear it shout out the name of the true King whose right it is to claim his inheritance. The Scots and English have fought and crowned over a door step stone, the false stone for 1,500 years while the real stone ended up in St. Gallen, Switzerland in the hands of the descendants of Holy Gallus at their castle. That stone altar is from the time of Jacob at Pineal where he wrestled an Angel-God to test him, happens at this point in time to have on it the name of your true King: Johann von Sax and an engraving of the pouncing young lion of Zion of Judah representing David's anointing as he in one move killed Goliath and that allowed the Anointed Army of the Most High God to kill10,000 scattering Philistines. Von Sax family keeps it safe for it is an Altar Stone to Sacrifice to God Almighty in thanksgiving for all we have in life.

The 1499A.D. Emperor Sigismund's large Austrian army and the Swabian Knight army were defeated by "Ulrich the peasant" von Sax with 200 great-grandsons of the Templars in uniform along with the peasant Swiss army. At that time the records of the Swiss were systematically destroyed to hide this information by Sigismund in order to eliminate the true Kings claim to the Davidic Throne as Priest-King, a continuous line of more than 3,000 years at that time. Sigismund, the Holy Roman Emperor out of obvious jealousy for the title of Exilarch; which his cousin Ulrich actually was, had almost all records of this family obliterated and claimed the title Priest-King. Sigismund was not happy with only being Emperor. This is an example of righteousness facing evil tyranny head on. Apparently this accomplishment of winning independence for the Swiss put a price on Ulrich's head and the family went into hiding with their royal secret! Lands and property had to be abandoned to keep the Holy Royal Davidic Line intact! Yet through the magic and power of the Internet some, enough have survived, making the "E paper"trail easier to follow.

Yet the Swiss union survived and became a freemen democratic nation at tremendous costs to the von Sax family and their heirs. One third of Switzerland belonged to the von Sax from marriages and acquisitions, starting from before the 9th century through Charlemagne's Father's thankfulness toward the Exilarchs of Narbonne and Septamania, earlier von Sax Ancestors who fought against the Moors named Bin Sacco or Zacco the Victor meaning from Isaac's Son; who is Jacob (Israel). Great Swiss Houses,Toggenburger, Zahringer, Kyburg, Belmont and Rhaitia were all von Sax holdings well earned; as well as MESOCCO the Swiss National Monument to their independence. From 1240 through 1499 A.D. von Sax's ruled as Priest-Kings. Then Sigismund's actions left the present blood royal king without castles, gold, and position. Sad to see the Swiss with all that money and how quickly they forget whose family got them there! How quickly the world forgot who established the first modern democracy that lead to French, German and eventually the United States freedom nations. George Washington was the Ulrich von Sax of America, not the reverse. How quickly they forgot who wrote Swiss common law, law that is still relevant today.

It's hard to see in the famous \"Oath of Rhutli\"1296 the Swiss declaration of Independence from Hapsburg tyranny where freemen steal property from other freemen; especially the one man that was responsible for the hard fought freedom, Ulrich the Great Priest-King von Sax. We all owe him the biggest debt of gratitude for how we live now each and every one of us.! January 1st of every free modern democratic nation should be set aside as (Ulrich) von Sax day!

The von Sax family clearly goes back to Charlemagne and as such Von Sax claims that THRONE AS WELL in Aachen. Get ready Switzerland and the European Union for He aims to RULE. He is the Exilarch of the Jewish line of David and His records show this. He is worried about the present course of human affairs because he feels the leadership out of greed and ignorance has lost is control over the ships of state and the welfare of mankind! He loves and cares for his subjects and plans to restore righteousness and truth to all mankind by His rightful monarchy. There are no other claimants because no-one can. Saxer's grandparents Johann Ulrich and Mary Marie came to America in 1911 to protect their future family. The Swiss sister to Johann sold off the last reacquired von Sax property as the Nazi party came to power in1936, fearing their persecution as always the Royal Davidic line has endured. Johann the grandfather had three sons the Second son John married Madelyn Maria Teresa Davis a Welsh princess.( suspected of being Davidic line as yet untraceable)
"The Stone which the builders rejected has become head of the corner: this is the LORD'S doing and it is marvelous in our eyes!" is a quote out of the bible.

Johann Christian Von Sax has been quoted as saying: \"Let the righteous stand with him. Let evil men fall! Let their family members and close associates police the corrupted ones even unto death for the sake of all mankind: this must be done.\"
"Ask not what the King can do for you, for he already has; rather ask what you may do for your fellow servants of the KINGDOM"

You will enjoy his press releases on Ponce de Leon as well. The lost colony of 200 Spanish was recently located by your King of History and archaeology. "Johann the Great" has finished the work of "Alexander the Great", to locate Atlantian Eden!

Johann von Sax may be goggled; John Saxer, ark anchors, Tarpon Springs, and as of yet no web home site. However please use this address Johannvonsax@aol.com (E MAIL) media inquiries only.

"A work of fiction. Good to remember that, and not get too worked up about it. Eh?"
Guess we should expect that considering CT is being paid by said movie for banner ads? Who at CT could have even thought for a moment that was a good idea?