Friday, May 19, 2006

The DaVinci Code

The big day is here... The DaVinci Code movie is finally in theatres, and boy is it getting kicked around by the critics. I'm not going to discuss the merits of the movie since I have not seen it, nor do I plan to see it. Have I read the book? Yes. Will people still be reading it in eighty years? No. Dan Brown is not exactly William Faulkner. The thing that amazes me is that people are actually falling for the thesis of the book just because it has enough historical names and dates in it.

To those who think that Jesus Christ had natural born children: Doesn't it seem that these descendents would have revealed this little piece of information by now? Think of the political office you could hold if you had divine blood coursing through your veins. This would make the divine right of kings seem like child's play.

Maybe it's time then that we just re-code the DaVinci code.

3 Comments:

Blogger Gaius Germanicus said...

If Jesus had children we would all be related to him. Geneticists have explained that we all have DNA from all the people living 2000 years ago (at least in anglo-arab-judaic terms, I am not sure about asian DNA markers, but if you are asian or african you are definitly related to all the people of the background from 2000 years ago.) SO I guess we could all claim it and like wise, we could say we are also all decendents of Charlemange if you are caucasian.

Monday, May 22, 2006 12:08:00 PM  
Blogger Scheherazade said...

Perhaps it should be called the DeNiro Code. As in "muchos deniros" (my Spanish stinks). A 77M opening weekend in the U.S. alone would widen even Mona's smile.

Monday, May 22, 2006 12:11:00 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

The focus of all this resentment of the book and the movie is in how the book has captured people's imagination. If ordinary religious people read the book and start to think it's true it may be because the Church hasn't done a good enough job at teaching their patrons the proper theology.

The really absurd thing about all this is that it took the church by surprise.

Often times religious fanatics say that evolution couldn't have happened simply because they believe something else is true. I hardly have to draw a line here about what a person believes being different than reality.

If the book and movie change people's faith, well, then we get to call them weak.

By the way I saw the movie. Jesus has a really hot great, great, great, great grand-daughter.

Monday, May 22, 2006 10:03:00 PM  

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