06 May 2006 ~ 0 Comments

The Da Vinci Code


In just a couple of weeks, the very contraversial movie, The Da Vinci Code comes out. I kinda read the book. Rachel and I got the book on CD and listened to it on the way to and from Lake Tahoe a few years ago for our honeymoon. Wow, really well written, gripping book. Really heretical and untrue as well.

There are a lot of ways that this story is a major attack on Christianity, espescially because so many people seem to want to take it as truth. While lots of Christians are encouraging others to boycott the movie completely, I personally plan to see it. I want to see it so I can talk to people about it. So I can know what our culture is hearing about Jesus, however untrue it may be. And, as bad as this may sound to some people out there, it may even be slightly entertaining. I guess if it weren’t, it wouldn’t be such an issue, eh?
I get regular e-mails from a site called To The Source that produces articles on current issues from a christian perspective (not sure how I started getting them, but this was an unsolicited subscriptionl I actually have ended up enjoying). This week they had a great article that highlights some of the discrepancies in Dan Brown’s research and writing of the book.
Specifically it deals with his writings about Constantine, the Knights Templar, the Priory of Sion, and Leonardo da Vinci himself. Some of that may not make sense if you don’t know the story line, but I’d encourage you to take a few minutes and check out the article here. It’s really not too long or difficult to digest. Let me know what you think.
If you don’t read that, I’d encourage you to check out something if you get the chance so you have some extra knowledge of the issue. I have a feeling it might come up around a couple of watercoolers.

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