The Da Vinci Code:Strange in regards to a sexual situation!


#1

I just finished reading the Da Vinci Code

SPOILER AHEAD

I found the book to be very anti-traditional Christianity with a bit of sensationalism thrown into the pot. It was too much for me when the adult granddaughter watched her grandfather participate in a pagan sex ritual while being watched by pagan clad observers. The scene was referred to more than once in the plot with descriptions of his looks and positions. Why do people include stuff like this in books? Was this necessary? YUCK!!!


#2

I haven’t read the book, nor do I plan to. I knew it was bad stuff, but pagan s.ex rituals?!? :ehh: And my history teacher was considering The Da Vinci Code as a required reading assignment for us!! I’m glad we didn’t have to read it!

God Bless!
Grant


#3

[quote=JMJ_Pinoy]I haven’t read the book, nor do I plan to. I knew it was bad stuff, but pagan s.ex rituals?!? :ehh: And my history teacher was considering The Da Vinci Code as a required reading assignment for us!! I’m glad we didn’t have to read it!

God Bless!
Grant
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Required reading in a history course?? I was a history major in college and I cannot imagine why anyone would recommend this as reading. It lists no sources of documentation!


#4

I’m new to Catholic and I’m trying to learn all I can about it. I am not Catholic myself but a friend of mine told me that Catholics use the da vinci code book alongside the bible. Is that true?


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[quote=Sylvia22]I’m new to Catholic and I’m trying to learn all I can about it. I am not Catholic myself but a friend of mine told me that Catholics use the da vinci code book alongside the bible. Is that true?
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Only the heretical, unfaithful Catholics put any credence into anything about the DiVinci Code. Orthodox Catholic like myself consider it unworthy of lining a parrot’s birdcage.


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[quote=Sylvia22]I’m new to Catholic and I’m trying to learn all I can about it. I am not Catholic myself but a friend of mine told me that Catholics use the da vinci code book alongside the bible. Is that true?
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The da Vinci code is FICTION!


#7

[quote=Sylvia22]I’m new to Catholic and I’m trying to learn all I can about it. I am not Catholic myself but a friend of mine told me that Catholics use the da vinci code book alongside the bible. Is that true?
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No no no :nope: . It is not a book that I shall ever read along side or even put near my bible! Another poster was right! IT IS FICTION!


#8

It was too much for me when the adult granddaughter watched her grandfather participate in a pagan sex ritual

What I found nonsensical about that scene is that the daughter, who is offended by seeing her grandfather engaging in this activity, is French! Since when are the secular French offended by the sight of sex of any kind? Apparently she never turned on French television or every saw a French film. :rolleyes:


#9

[quote=Chickamauga]What I found nonsensical about that scene is that the daughter, who is offended by seeing her grandfather engaging in this activity, is French! Since when are the secular French offended by the sight of sex of any kind? Apparently she never turned on French television or every saw a French film. :rolleyes:
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Catholics should not be watching such films either.


#10

Apparently modern people have no grasp of history. The writer put some actual historical events in his book, but the plot itself and his conclusion are all pure fiction. Unfortuanately, there are people who read the book and conclude that because he put in little tidbits of history in it that the whole book must be true.


#11

[quote=Corinthians]The da Vinci code is FICTION!
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The work is partly based on a non-fiction book, “Holy Blood, Holy Grail”, which is very “scholarly” (sarcasm intended). Anyone who has a good grasp of early Church history and the writings of the early Church Fathers can easily debunk their premises.


#12

I read this for my book group, and I can’t believe anyone would contemplate making it required reading for a history course. It’s only fiction, and not very well-researched fiction, either, IMHO.

Even as fiction it wasn’t great – it started out OK, fairly suspenseful, but really got bogged down in the second half, once the author started pushing his agenda. What upsets me is that some lukewarm Catholics will accept every page as Gospel truth. :frowning:


#13

[quote=Sylvia22]I’m new to Catholic and I’m trying to learn all I can about it. I am not Catholic myself but a friend of mine told me that Catholics use the da vinci code book alongside the bible. Is that true?
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Your friend is either ignorant or not a good friend. The DaVinci Code is very anti-Catholic. Even though it is fiction, a paragraph at the beginning says that it presents facts. It then goes on to present all sorts of flat out lies about the Church as well as putting forth theories with no evidence to support them as true. A really bad book.


#14

I did read this book. Though I have to agree that is was very anti-catholic…it was an exceptionally written book. I think everyone just took the book a little too seriously. It didn’t help of course that Dan Brown (the author) presented the book as though it were purely factual. While he uses facts…he also twists them to help him tell a STORY. That’s exactly what it is… nothing more. A story. I used to play Dungeons and Dragons when I was younger. My grandmother always told me it was “against your religion”. Here’s the thing though… if I don’t believe in it… what harm is really done? I think Dan Brown is an excellent author. Da Vinci code does what any book should do. It targets those of us who are easily persuaded. Those targets read the book,… and believe what it says. My opinion on this is if your faith is truly strong,…a fictional book should not be a threat to what you believe.


#15

[quote=Irish1027]…it was an exceptionally written book. I think Dan Brown is an excellent author.
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:bigyikes: The DaVinci Code is absolutely not “an exceptionally written book”. And Dan Brown is not an “excellent author”. This is NOT literature, and certainly not great. Okay, it is a fast-paced thriller. But it is so far-fetched as to insult the intelligence of anyone who knows anything about Christianity, Catholicism, or history. Puh-leeze. :banghead:


#16

Hmmm,… isn’t most fiction farfetched? I mean… isn’t that the purpose? To take us out of normal every day life… and entertain us? My opinion stands. :slight_smile:


#17

Its really easy for me to get people to shut up about the Da Vinci code. I say: "If the Da Vinci code is true then I am a direct decendent of Jesus, having ancestors in the small village in France He is said to have settled in"
They try to argue…
“yah that whole walking on water thing sure made it difficult for my parents to teach me how to swim…and gosh I can’t tell you how many times we have had loves and fish…its the save thing jus tmultiplied over and over…”


#18

[quote=Milliardo]The work is partly based on a non-fiction book, “Holy Blood, Holy Grail”, which is very “scholarly” (sarcasm intended). Anyone who has a good grasp of early Church history and the writings of the early Church Fathers can easily debunk their premises.
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Yeah–I read that book before I became Catholic, and came to the conclusion that their depth of analysis was that if there were two interpretations, the Catholic one and a heretical one, they should believe the heretics every time.


#19

not every author who writes fiction intends his work to remain as fiction in the minds of the readers. this %*&^@# book is one of them.


#20

[quote=Sylvia22]I’m new to Catholic and I’m trying to learn all I can about it. I am not Catholic myself but a friend of mine told me that Catholics use the da vinci code book alongside the bible. Is that true?
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That is the most bizarre thing I have ever heard of!! I read the book. I found it to be very interesting as was his book “Angels & Demons”. You have to know your religion before you read them because they can be very misleading. On the up side, there was wonderful historical information in them. I considered them both to be very anti-Catholic.


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