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Originally posted by Event Horizon
It’s clearly a fictional book so why worry about it. This must be very frustrating for the Catholic church. It seems like they are going above and beyond, doing all they can, to prove that this book is nothing more than “cheap lies and perversions.” I kind of figured that Vatican would come out with a statement like this but I never thought that they would take it this far.
Originally posted by xpert11
Well you have to wonder if fiction is closer to fact then we think.
Why would the Catholic church make such a big deal if there wasnt some truth in the matter ?
Originally posted by subz
Ive read all Dan Browns books and they are all excellent.
People dont seem to understand whats meant when the Da Vinci Code is refered to as "fiction". It doesnt mean that every single word in the novel is made up, far from it. It relates to real, concrete facts about the Catholic Church which are not fictional at all.
What makes the book fiction is its fictional lead character, Robert Langdon, and the story that the book follows. For example if a fiction book tells of a man falling from a building then that doesnt make the notion of gravity fiction too.
The things that have the Catholic church up in arms are not passed off as fictional. Brown starts all his books off with an introduction that states that everything in his book are facts and all the situations and characters are fictional.
The Catholic church DID cover up Mary Magdelene's relationship with Jesus and used it to hold back women for centuries. The Gospels given by the Catholic church are cherry picked accounts with ommissions and re-writes. The Romans hand picked elements from Egyptian and Sun worshiping religons to convert people to Christianity easier. It goes on and on. They are facts and not fiction.