I was taking the Vatican's call to boycott the film version of The DaVinci Code seriously until I realized it was all reverse psychology. The Vatican probably has stock in Sony. The call for a boycott is sure to increase sales. :-)
Seriously out of all the crap that's going on in the world right now from the war in Iraq, through genocide in Darfur, to the possibility of Iran joining the nuclear club this is about 799 on my list of 799 things to worry about.
I seriously doubt that any of the fans who have read Harry Turtledove's alternate history fantasy series really believe that the south won the Civil War leaving the US officially split into two countries. The unofficial split is another story and the War of Northern Aggression is still recent history for some folks.
It's just a story folks. A work of fiction. And I guess I'm finally going to have to scare up a used copy of the blessed thing so I can see what all the hubbub is about. Yep, I have to admit I haven't read The DaVinci Code yet, but it looks like I'm going to now. Between the job, the cats, family, picture taking and my long as my arm and getting longer reading list, I should finish about the time my youngest nephew gets out of high school or one of the five gets married. Which ever comes first. LOL