Sunday, June 18, 2006

Opus Dei's Earthly Weapon in Image Battle: Humor

So a guy walks up to the doorman at Opus Dei's red brick national headquarters in New York City, points at an upper floor and asks, "Is that where you keep the torture chamber?" "That's ridiculous!" says the doorman. "The torture chamber's in the basement." That's not just a joke. It's a true story as told by the doorman in question, Robert Boone. Boone's tendency to josh amid the scrutiny and ribbing that Opus Dei has been getting since the fictional "The Da Vinci Code" portrayed it as mysterious, brooding and tortured is catching on. Some former members of the group have used the book and movie as an opportunity to criticize Opus Dei as a controlling, authoritarian organization. [More]


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