Da Vinci Code Religion
August 15, 2009
THE SACRED FEMININE
The Da Vinci Code is a 596–page mystery thriller with very little story and lots of chasing, coding, deciphering, and hiding. I ignored it when it was first released. However, a dear friend was profoundly affected by reading this fictional contrivance, so I decided the time had come to check it out.
I did not read for pleasure since chase stories are tedious to me. Also, I resent fiction that is overly imaginative and not carefully researched when it is based on historical events.
Nevertheless, I leave to others the book’s questions about Jesus having been married to Mary Magdalene. To me the whole idea is ridiculous, as is the idea that the Catholic Church has been killing descendants of Jesus for centuries. Besides, there are plenty of well-researched articles on the internet that point out the historical errors behind these claims in The Da Vinci Code.
But I have seen nothing in The Da Vinci Code articles and reviews that called special attention to the elements of the story that have disturbed my sleep for the past several nights.
See also: Davis Livingstone’s “The Agenda Behind the Da Vinci Code“