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IT’S FICTION!

Filed at 7:40 am under by dcobranchi

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Suggestion to Christians: Do not see the movie

“The Da Vinci Code” is full of errors. I do research for someone and if I turned in the falsehoods that Brown has in his book — I’d be fired!

The sad thing is Brown’s bashing Jesus Christ and a woman that was possessed by demons. We actually do not know what Mary Magdalene did. What we do know is that Jesus healed her afflictions.

Jesus’ divinity was long defined before the Council of Nicaea. Paul the apostle had direct contact with the divine Christ, which caused his conversion. All Christians acknowledged Jesus Christ as Lord! (Romans 10:9; Phillipians 2:11) Why is this acceptable by Christians to let writers like Brown insult our best friend Jesus Christ?

Throughout the book he makes the main woman character a tongue-tied idiot. Her dialogue isn’t worth reading, which makes me wonder — what does Brown really think of women?

Brown’s source for most of his books is books of myths about the Catholic Church. The European secret society that is known as the Priory of Sion was founded in 1099, according to Brown. In our reality, not the author’s, it was founded in the 1950s in France. This just happens to be the center of Brown’s plot.

My suggestion: If you love Jesus Christ, do not see the movie. Do not read the book. You cannot be entertained by reading, seeing or hearing Jesus blasphemed, can you? I know I could not see, hear or read such blasphemy!

Joanna M. Odom
Fayetteville

So, by her own admission, she’s neither read the book nor seen the film. Yet, she’s an expert on the plot, the dialog, and the errors therein.

14 Responses to “IT’S FICTION!”


Comment by
Bonnie
May 28th, 2006
at 9:24 am

Yeah, these types grind me too. Anti-…everything but don’t know the facts.

It seems like she also hasn’t read the Bible much either or she’d know that it specifically says…

“Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.” Mark 16:9


Comment by
carolyn smith
May 28th, 2006
at 9:59 am

I think she was saying that no one knows what Mary Magdalene actually did for a living. It is an assumption that she was a prostitute but this declaration came hundreds of years later from someone high up in the Catholic church. I don’t think it specifies this as her occupation in the Bible or in other early writings. But then again, I just heard this from some historian who had researched the Bible and other writings about Mary Magdalene. It was an interesting interview and there was an interesting article about all this as well in the latest Newsweek.–


Comment by
Lioness
May 28th, 2006
at 10:28 am

In the early writings Mary M. is a very high-profile missionary who moved to Europe, witnessed to the Roman Emporer, and co-ordinated Christian activities in either Southern France or Southern Spain. When she arrived in Europe she had a child with her who is described in early writings as her daughter and in later writings as her child servant. She left Sarah her goods at her death. Sarah went on to take her place as a missionary and church leader, and died without issue. She became an early Christian saint and is the partron saint of the Rom.


Comment by
Helen
May 28th, 2006
at 5:20 pm

Well, I’d been ignoring the whole thing (not intentionally, it was just off my radar) until a friend sent me this link to Dan Brown’s website, which includes the first six chapters to read free online. Sucked me right in; I bought a used copy at my favorite bookstore and tossed it into my summer reading basket!


Comment by
Helen
May 28th, 2006
at 5:22 pm

Oh, yeah, the link:
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Comment by
Daryl Cobranchi
May 28th, 2006
at 5:26 pm

I haven’t read the book or seen the movie, and I probably won’t. Mysteries have never been my thing. Sci-fi, OTOH…


Comment by
Stephanie
May 28th, 2006
at 7:14 pm

Just like many of the people protesting Harry Potter – they had never actually read the books, and in fact were rather proud of the fact that they were speaking out against something about which they had no knowledge.


Comment by
KelKel
May 28th, 2006
at 8:14 pm

It’s only a story.
It’s only a story.
It’s only a story.
It’s only a story.
Geez. How many times does it have to be said?

I loved this mystery, and never for one milisecond did I EVER think it held any actual truth.
For goodness sake. People can be so gullible.

But we’re talking about folks who actually believe those “left behind” stories, aren’t we?


Comment by
COD
May 28th, 2006
at 8:48 pm

I have read the book – it’s an entertaining story. I have no plans to to the see the movie in the theater, although I’m sure it will eventually end up on my Netflix list.


Comment by
StephanieO
May 28th, 2006
at 10:03 pm

You know, for a book published under “fiction,” there are a lot of people riled up. The author is trying to blur that, and make people think there’s more to it than a fun fictional story. But come on, people. They tried to do that with “The Blair Witch Project” too. Did anyone believe that?


Comment by
Daryl Cobranchi
May 29th, 2006
at 2:23 am

BWP wasn’t real? Are you sure?


Comment by
sam
May 29th, 2006
at 11:09 am

Okay, now, that Blair Witch was real, wasn’t it? Seriously . . .
I’m putting the DaVinci Code on the list with Titanic, my list of things that I will never watch or see. Come on people, those are hours you never get back, don’t waste them by enriching Dan Brown. Robert Anton Wilson on the other hand . . .


Comment by
Helen
May 29th, 2006
at 11:35 am

Hmm… Good point, Sam. Maybe this Da Vinci thing is some kind of fnord? The hours you never get back. Food for thought.


Comment by
COD
May 29th, 2006
at 3:19 pm

The real problem with the DaVinci Code is that it is a blatant rip-off of Star Wars 🙂
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