The book that I’m reading, The Da Vinci Hoax, states the following of The Da Vinci Code,
"In the course of its 454 pages, the novel asserts the following:
Mary Magdalene, not an inanimate chalice, is the Holy Grail (236-39;243-46;249;253) Jesus taught that Mary was the Holy Grail (242), and Leornardo da Vinci depicted her as such in The Last Supper (243). The quest for the Holy Grail is the search, not for the chalice used at the Last Supper, but for the resting place of Mary Magdalene (257).
The Catholic Church launched a “smear campaign” against Mary Magdalene at a very early date, slandered here name (244,249,254,261), and labeled her a prostitute out of spite (244) and “in order to erase evidence of her powerful family ties” (249). This secret campaign has included murder and violence (266). The Church’s opposition to the “truth” about Mary Magdalene continues today, although in a less violent manner (407).
Jesus and Mary were married, and this “fact” has been examined in detail and explored endlessly by historians (245,249). It is part of the “historical record” and is known through the gnostic gospels, including The Gospel of Philip (246) and *The Gospel of Mary Magdalene *(247). Jesus and Mary had children; after Jesus’ death, Mary fled to France, persecuted by the Catholic Church (255, 257).
(The Da Vinci Hoax by Carl E. Olson and Sandra Miesel, pp. 74-75)
Dear friends, I would like for you to react to these statements by demonstrating why they are false. Or, perhaps, you might think they are true, so, will you please, give me and others your evidence for such an assertion.