No Post Tonight

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 7:03 AM

I was going to post something good tonight, but I got wrapped up in reading the Da Vinci Code. I've been wanting to read it for some time, and was given a copy of it for Christmas, but just finally found time to start reading it earlier this week.

Now excuse me, I must see what happens with the cryptex they just found…

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Re: No Post Tonight

If I may be so bold, once you are done, I’d suggest reading to see exactly how innacurate Mr. Brown’s work really is.

As a Catholic this is just another piece of work in a long line of works that tries to spread bogus theories. Mr. Brown says he did alot of research for this book, but when you really look at it, you’ll find its complete fiction. Problem is Mr. Brown in every interview I had seen and read tries to pawn this off as some new revelation in Catholic / Christian thinking.

BTW, I blogged about this some time ago:

Posted by Mark - Mar 12, 2005 | 2:24 PM- Location: MA

Re: No Post Tonight

Hi Mark, thanks for the links. I’ve actually read part of a book critiquing the Code before starting to read the actual novel. It has numerous flaws I’ve discovered myself while reading it too… but as a piece of fiction, it’s quite riveting.

I think the person who said it was poorly penned was confusing the line between good writing (technically) and good writing (concerning “factual” content). The characters are really well developed and the plot is fast and exciting, especially for anyone who finds conspiracies amusing (I choose that word because I generally am not a conspiracy theorist, but I enjoy hearing about conspiracies).

So far, it hasn’t been overly anti-Catholic as much as anti-Opus Dei.I don’t know enough about Opus Dei to say whether it deserves criticism or not. I do know that the conclusion (although I’ve not yet finished) will be something I most certainly disagree with, but as long as it is being read as fiction and not otherwise (as Brown would have it), that’s not really a problem, IMO.

His theories aren’t really anything new anyway, although it sounds like he took quite a bit of liberty in turning a suspected hoax organization (the Priory of Sion) into some kind of well known, long revered/feared organization.

Posted by Timothy R. Butler - Mar 12, 2005 | 6:32 PM- Location: MO

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