How Much Does Da Vinci Code Really say?

@ashjoe76 (1459)
India
January 14, 2007 4:22pm CST
No wonder the novel made interesting reading, even for those who try to contest its arguments. By the way, did Da vinci Code prove anyhting more than anything that was already said? Did it really have a thesis? Or was it just a book that did just sensitise us on the current streams of thought related to Feminist Studies and Power Relations? Other books, like The Last Temptation of Christ did take you to a different level of interrogating the ideology of Christianity, the question of faith and so on, but Da Vinci Code was just a Thriller with some theoretical preoccupations, and a good one at that.
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@ESKARENA1 (18304)
28 Jan 07
It makes a great book and a beter film. I loved the story. However, I was not sure about its message until the Catholic church reacted so strongly against it. If it was all fantasy then the church could have safely ignored it, the fact that they manifestly did not, suggests there is more to this than the church is willing to discuss. For this alone i think the Da Vinci code had something to say, and it was something we still do not know, but it did obviously seriously challenge something somewhere
@ashjoe76 (1459)
• India
28 Jan 07
That's soemthing I am also concerned about. The Church's reaction was strange indeed. Have you seen The Name of Rose?
@ESKARENA1 (18304)
28 Jan 07
no I have not, does it tell a similar story?
@ashjoe76 (1459)
• India
28 Jan 07
Not exactly a similar story, but many common issues. It is a book by Umberto Eco by the same name. In the movie version, Sean Connery does the lead role.
• Philippines
29 Jan 07
I don't like to read or watch it because I heard about it already and I don't like to take part in the blaphemy. Da Vinci Code is just a fiction, a fiction that is blasphemous to God. Those who believe in God really get nervous of what some people including the author of this book are doing to God. They don't understand and realize that they are actually blaspeming God. This is blasphemy and believers should not take any part in this. The author earned millions of dollars from Da Vinci Code. He used God for business.
30 Jan 07
unlike the evangelists and church dignitaries that have mansions, private jets and huge personal wealth..thats different is it?
@steerpyke (396)
28 Jan 07
A lot of the source material has been around for eons, some of the ideas were more popular right back in the dark ages before the church sanities the beliefs of Christians. the most well known source of course is the Holy Blood and The Holy Grail and whilst very interesting, the authors could claim nothing more than an interesting theory.
@ashjoe76 (1459)
• India
28 Jan 07
Thanks friend, that's good information.
@emeraldisle (13158)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I think more then anything the Da Vinci Code raises questions for people. Not just questions about feminism but about the church. How much could it be hiding behind it's big wall and inside it's vaults. It makes us wonder if all that we have been taught is the truth or just a fraction of it. Whether or not it dealt with reality or not isn't the question. It's more of how it's storyline effects you. Does it make you wonder, does it make you question your preceptions on things, that to me is what makes it such a good book. It's the way it makes you wonder about so much that we thought we already knew the answers to.
@ashjoe76 (1459)
• India
28 Jan 07
I had to wait for a long time to get a response to this post, but I am really really happy that I got a perfect one at last! I take the liberty of marking this the best response, because I am sure that it deserves it, even if there were other hundred responses here. I am glad to see that you have given some serious thought to the work.