Do you believe what Dan Brown says in his 'Davinci Code'?

India
October 14, 2006 9:16am CST
Is it true????
13 responses
@ilse72 (1453)
• United States
15 Oct 06
As stated on the book, it is a fictional novel. Though fictional, it is definitely thought provoking and not impossible to believe that it might involve some unproven facts. I never read it thinking it was true...I read it because I thought it would be a great read, and it was!
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• United States
16 Oct 06
Yes it was written to just be a novel. I don't understand the uproar over this book. He never claimed it as truth.
@ilse72 (1453)
• United States
16 Oct 06
I agree! I loved the book but was amazed at how much of an uproar there was over it because people jumped to the conclusiont that he wrote this as the "truth". LOL.
• India
16 Oct 06
Do you , by any chance , believe that there might be some truth in it?
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
15 Oct 06
I'm not sure if I believe everything in the book but he raises some compelling points. It would not surprise me at all to hear that Jesus had married Mary Magdalene, or someone. It would have been so very unusual for him to have not married in those days. Wouldn't it be something if Jesus was in fact married and the Catholic clergy have been unmarried all this time based on the assumption that Jesus himself had been celibate?
• India
16 Oct 06
may be!!........thanx for the response.
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@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
16 Oct 06
I think the reason the book was so popular is due to the misleading forward Dan Brown put at beginning of the book He wrote, "Fact: All descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents and secret rituals in this novel are accurate". When I was reading it, I thought to myself, "Wow, this is extremely compelling, if the background behind the story is true." I checked it out online as soon as I was done, and waded through piles of information that perhaps couldn't be trusted, because it came from the Catholic Church, which had a lot to lose if the information were true. I finally found this non-biased source: http://www.skeptic.com/the_magazine/featured_articles/v11n4_da_vinci_code.html & felt very ripped off that I'd even wasted my time reading & wondering about the DaVinci code. The characters were cardboard cut-outs and the plot was substandard for a thriller. All the book had going for it was the idea that the background information might be true, and it clearly wasn't. Brown in fact took the idea straight from the book, "Holy Grail". It makes me a bit sick that he made so much money from the cheap manipulation and repackaging of someone else's work.
• India
17 Oct 06
What if all the revelations in the book are true.. and Dan Brown said it was fiction to avoid a controversy where his book will be banned in more countries than at present... and also maybe for his own safety???
@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
17 Oct 06
Well, take a look at the link I posted. Dan Brown wanted controversy, so the book would sell. If he didn't, he would have made it very clear that the background ideas in the book were fiction, not just the characters.
• United States
15 Oct 06
It said fiction so whatever he wrote on that book, Im sure he uses the real name, places but made up the rest of it. I personally loved the book.
• India
16 Oct 06
can you tell me Davinci code story i mean what is all about in short.
• India
16 Oct 06
try this link.....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Da_Vinci_Code_(film)#Plot_Summary
• Canada
17 Oct 06
nah...cos in the beginning he says..eveything is fictional..
• India
17 Oct 06
thanx for your thoughts....
@spikyarj (519)
• India
16 Oct 06
it sure is a great book...he had written with many facts which makes us believe ateast some of it...diifferent people have different ways by which they look upon things..this was how he thought about it...he is just a fiction writer not a historian ..so we shouldnt believe it...
• India
16 Oct 06
thanx for the response.....
• India
16 Oct 06
i havent read that book.
• India
16 Oct 06
do read it sometime!....ull love it.
@antoisra (821)
• Sri Lanka
15 Oct 06
I don't know, either one doesn't belive in Jesus at all, or you believe in what's written in the Bible. I go for what's written in the Bible, and there's never anywhere where it says things like Jesus being married.
• India
16 Oct 06
Your faith seems to be very strong.....may it be with you...
@tater03 (1765)
• United States
15 Oct 06
I thought the book was an interesting read but I did not let it keep me up at night wondering if it was really true or not. I basically looked at it as a book of fiction.
• India
16 Oct 06
good....
@the_vicar (1478)
• United States
11 Nov 06
Some of it. Who knows? It is mostly theory.
@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
17 Oct 06
It is a work of fiction, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book, as well as "Angels and Demons" by Dan Brown. He can write an interesting book that will hold your attention.
@exodamus (1629)
• India
17 Oct 06
He has told it is a work of fiction
@rmuxagirl (7560)
• United States
16 Oct 06
No. His book is fiction, he even says that. Some of the places and names are true, but the idea that the "holy grail" is acutal Magdelene isn't true.