DAINCI CODE-Whats the truth??
October 20, 2006 5:46am CST
The Da Vinci Code is a mystery/detective novel by American author Dan Brown, published in 2003 by Doubleday. The novel is based on the controversial premise that there is a conspiracy within the Roman Catholic Church to cover up the true story of Jesus. According to this premise, the Vatican knows it is living a lie, but continues to do so to keep itself in power. The novel has helped generate popular interest in speculation concerning the Holy Grail legend and the role of Mary Magdalene in the history of Christianity. Fans have lauded the book as a creative, action-packed and thought-provoking work. Critics, whilst often praising the quality of the storytelling, have described the book as being inaccurate on a number of points, both large and small, and claim that most of the information on the "Fact" page at the front of the book is in fact completely untrue and creates confusion between speculation and fact. From a religious point of view, many critics, citing Dan Brown's own comments in various media interviews, claim that the book is a deliberate attempt to undermine Christianity in favour of a feminist/pagan agenda, and decry the many negative implications about the Roman Catholic Church and Opus Dei. DO YOU GUYS BELEIVE THIS OR IS IT JUST A FICTION????
• Adelaide, Australia
26 Jun 11
The truth is to be found from your own sincere research on each & every one of the issues Dan Brown has raised. Well, I have not read this particular work of Dan Brown's, but I have seen the movie many times. I have also read all of Dan Brown's other works. I would encourage you to continue reading his other works to get a thorough assessment of him & what he is on about. He presents two balanced views in his other work, Angels & Demons & argues very strongly & about equally in favour of each side. The books & the movies are very well-crafted & beautifully presented in great detail, as you have indicated. They are also very thoroughly researched. The issues presented, according to my own findings on the matter, are not fictitious at all. Some of the world's greatest Theologians, Christian & other Bible Scholars have successfully, logically & coherently argued for centuries in favour of these very things! Their findings, both from a historical & archeological perspective, have been published & reiterated over & over again since the Reformation & in secret before that time. The Catholic Church's own Vatican Archives alone contain all the proof any Christian will ever need. This is but the tip of the iceberg & it should serve to encourage the reader / viewer to further their own research on these matters with an open mind as a matter of urgency. I for one, refuse to sit in Church pews in idleness & ignorance of these great issues & be dictated the self-preservationist views of those whom we trust to know better. I do not believe Dan Brown is attempting to undermine Christianity in favour of a feminist/pagan agenda. Happy Reading / Viewing