posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 09:53 AM
The book ‘The DaVinci Code’ is strongly dependant upon Michael Baigent, Henry Lincoln, and Richard Leigh’s ‘The Holy Blood and Holy Grail’.
Whilst entertaining this book is mostly hypothesis put forward as if it is fact, without any real justification for doing so. There are also many
many historical inaccuracies that weaken the arguments still further. Darren Browns book is a poor imitation and has inherited most of the problems of
the earlier book. 'Foucault’s Pendulum' by Umberto Ecco is a much better novel that uses many of the same of themes.
The fact that Pierre Plantard supported the Vichy government during WWII that he served time in jail on two separate occasions first for running an
illegal secret society and later for fraud and embezzlement should be enough to cause one to doubt his credulity. Add to that that Plantard has
sworn under oath that the priory of Sion was a hoax would cause doubt in anybody’s mind as to the correctness of the views of Michael Baigent et al.
I guess that the views contained in the 'Holy Blood and Holy Grail' is just another religion now, either you believe them or you don’t, and I am
afraid that I don’t.
[edit on 19-2-2005 by pignut]