[quote=Tyler Smedley]Is anyone else freaked out about how widely read The Da Vinci Code is? I attend College at Western Washington University and people come up to me (they know I am Catholic) and ask me about the alleged cover-ups, while I am thinking to myself I didn’t even know you thought about God. Now we have the author saying that he left the biggest… well I will just quote him…
“Dan Brown said that when he wrote the best seller that dissects the origins of Jesus Christ and disputes long-held beliefs about Catholicism, he considered including material alleging that Jesus Christ survived the crucifixion.”
That sounds like old heresies with a new voice, but this is the part that really gets me fired up…
““The Da Vinci Code” has sold 7.5 million copies worldwide and is expected to be made into a movie.”
…7.5 million people have read this trash and billions will have the opportunity to see it if there is a movie made. What are we going to do about this?
PS I took those quotes from CNN.com just so there’s no mistake.
Hi Tyler and All,
It doesn’t scare me for a few reasons… I don’t know about in your neck of the woods, but here in Cleveland area the book is selling at at least 20-30% off. This is hardly the pricing for a best seller, and it is heresy at a discount, as I call it. I have seen other like neo-gnostic novels sell for the same. Secondly, I do not trust the secular media as a whole, especially since y2k and they thought they knew better than Jesus about when the end of time was. (Remember: the “Father” did not even reveal that to him!) Thirdly, the gnostic gospels, which are the basis of this book, which are not aprroved texts (and not in the Catholic Bible) by the Catholic church partly due to the fact these “writings” do not reflect the true nature of Jesus and his teachings.
Also I think if it really bothers you, maybe you should persue it leagally. The Bill of Rights allow for us to freely practice and assemble for worship of our Catholic faith without someone having us to conform to a “state” version of it. I think those who are tying to change the Catholic faith by whatever means are forcing a state religion on us, which is unconstitutional.
Also there is a great web site on the “Da Vinci Hoax” which does preview the new book by Carl Olsen & Sandra Miesel. I can give the web out if permitted.