The Da Vinci Code....Did it Shake your FAITH ?

India
May 27, 2008 4:04pm CST
After reading The Da Vinci Code, how many of us have actually started thinking about the truth? Dan brown, the author of the book has put in a lot of effort and imagination to write this book. And we can see the end results, IT has made us question our faith !!! The author has done his homework well,has put together a lot of things together which do exist and made BIG QUESTION out of it. Did reading the Da Vinci Code set your brain ticking??
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
28 May 08
Hi! Well, yeah it did made me think, and for a second there I would have actually believed it but at the end of the day or at the end of the book I always think and know that its just a book. No matter how much of a truth it is its still in the third hand information and with the same thing as tv, one should never believe everything that is seen and heard in there no matter how believable it can be. Thats why I love Dan Brown. He is really a master in his craft. He is the best storyteller that he can mix the actual truth with his own imagination and create masterpiece that can and will shake the world. In this case it shook the very foundation of our existence. I dont mind and even care that he claims what he says in the book is true. Sure there might be the documents and the artworks but the facts stop there. It stops in the description of the physical material. His imagination begins where the physical manifests. I mean a chair is just a chair unless you give it a history and a story or something that you're imagination cooked up. Thats what I think with the Da Vinci Code. There might be some truth in it but its not the whole truth. Eventhough there was a disclaimer or statement or something, I always look at all books as fiction even if they are memiors/autobiographies because no one else in the current living world can really confirm the writers' claims, unless he sees it for himself. So unless I see for myself that Jesus and Magdalene were lovers right before my very eyes, its all fiction. A fiction that is a must-read but should come with a warning saying 'not for the fainthearted or shaky faith'.
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• India
29 May 08
Wow! I like your warning a lot...where did you get it from,amazing. Very true a book will always remain a book and stories the same.That is why God has given us a big brain to think and then jump into conclusions,not just eat everything somebody else is feeding us!
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
29 May 08
Thank you, its just something that I cooked up myself.LOL Yeah you are right that we have brains to think and make use of. Well, have fun thinking.^_^
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
15 Jun 08
LOL thanks.^_^ I understand dont worry about it. Thats a good analogy though. Thats why I really dont believe believe history that much. I do respect it but with all the versions there is existing today who knows what really happened right? I do celebrate my history and all that things but I have no way of knowing if those were true to the fact or down to the very soil that those people have tread upon unless I have been with them at that time like you said. As with George Bush saying that, the people just have to have faith in him I guess. We can have faith but its hard to believe 100%. At the end of the day all we know is our past and our experiences regardless of what other people have said and did.
@bigtymar (79)
• Australia
29 May 08
I dont believe in wat the Da vinci code says, as it was just a book about a conspiracy that has been around for a while. Ive seen many documentaries about this idea of Mary of Magdala, and have even watched a documentary where they supposedly found Jesus families tomb, but becos of laws had to seal it back up..WTF, u would have thought dat if they found the tomb, it would have been massive news. (Supposedly, mary of magdala was buried in the same tomb, along wit jesus' siblings).
• Australia
29 May 08
But then again, wat is the problem with Jesus being married...he was a human with flaws and emotions. In the end, i think the most important thing is believing in something instead of nothing. Religion is wat gives me purpose in my life.
• India
29 May 08
I totally agree with you, Jesus was also human ,so why make a big issue if him getting married. its human nature to hype everything i guess.
@roanne05 (1292)
• Oman
14 Jun 08
it is just sad to know that others cannot diffierentaite facts and fiction..well it does have some basis...but it is still a fiction...
• India
17 Jun 08
Yes it is sad, but if people try to use their head they might find the answer but it again can be right or wrong. But the point is if you have the faith you have everything. One can just enjoy reading the book and that would be it.
@JLS_12 (41)
• Philippines
6 Jun 08
Yes, it shook me very much. Dan brown is a very insightful author. He's one of my favorites. I've read three of his books and he can really provide some perspectives on different subjects.
• India
6 Jun 08
You sure are right, Dan Brown is an insightful author.He does bring life to what he writes. I am not too much of a reader but i liked The Da Vinci Code book better than the movie. What other books has he written?
6 Jun 08
I watched the movie The Da Vinci Code and saw so many things that went through my mind about Jesus and the painting of The Last Supper and many more. After the movie, I was thinking if those things were true or just stories. But in the end, i thought who cares? Having faith in Jesus for me doesn't really matter what happened before. The important thing is Jesus sacrificed Himself for us to save us from eternal sin and He's still here beside us whenever we need his help.
• India
6 Jun 08
Dan brown has the freedom to write his book the way he wants to. God has given us a big fat head to think and decide for ourselves. So you are right when you say that Jesus is alwasy there for us and that he sacrificed himself for us.
@AdrianX (30)
• Philippines
6 Jun 08
The answer is NO. Being a person that was not that great of a believer in the first place, I just considered the book just some product of a guy with a very vivid imagination.
• India
6 Jun 08
Well i believe in God, but not blindly. I have my own perceptions. Yes it is actually a book so full of facts and figures merged together with imagination.
@se7enthbird (8327)
• Philippines
29 May 08
it didnt shale my faith at all. me and my wife have a book and a dvd copy of the movie. we enjoyed reading this and watching it also. our faith remained the same. i think faith will only shake if your faith is not strong. if we have strong faith we can hold on to it and whatever story about our religion comes up the faith will always be there.
• India
29 May 08
bulls eye! if you faith is not strong you can just about believe any thing sombody tell you. if you know your faith no one can move you an inch!
• United States
9 Jul 08
No, it didn't shake my faith because this nonsense came from 5th century heretical "gospels" and all kinds of other crap source. It's a fantasy concept that is not in line with solid historical facts for which we have much earlier (and more reliable) sources for. Also the other "gospels" that were found were NOT a secret...they were simply dismissed much the same as a comic strip would be dismissed in the contemporary world.
@anaknitatay (1335)
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
nope I'm Jesuit trained and my religion teachers were even the first to admit to the Catholic church's imperfections. As for Dan Brown he did a lot of research but any true Catholic true to her religion can readily see the flaws of his premises. And I don't think something as simple as -- That's got to be it. It's the only explanation I can think of is good enough .