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Originally posted by shaunybaby
its just fiction, it's dan brown cashing in on religion, like the so called faith healers at rallys in america, or over the top evangelists or people starting up fake jesus cults and taking people's money. its just one huge commercial business...hence, everything jesus stood against.
Originally posted by amIreal
It really amazes me how wrong some people can be about Dan Brown's intentions
YOUR WRONG...it was NOT Dan's intentions to instill doubt within the christian community...primarily because HE IS CATHOLIC
if you take some time to read Dan's OWN comments on his site then you'll realize that he was not expecting the publicity his book got...(by the way, this has all been mentioned already in this forum...all TWO pages of it so why not taking a look through the thread)
Dan DOES NOT personally believe anything he wrote...he just thought it was an interesting idea based on clues and symbols found and interpreted within the paintings of DaVinci.
No. This book is not anti-anything. It's a novel.
I wrote this story in an effort to explore certain aspects of Christian history that interest me.
The vast majority of devout Christians understand this fact and consider The Da Vinci Code an entertaining story that promotes spiritual discussion and debate.
Even so, a small but vocal group of individuals has proclaimed the story dangerous, heretical, and anti-Christian. While I regret having offended those individuals, I should mention that priests, nuns, and clergy contact me all the time to thank me for writing the novel.
Many church officials are celebrating The Da Vinci Code because it has sparked renewed interest in important topics of faith and Christian history. It is important to remember that a reader does not have to agree with every word in the novel to use the book as a positive catalyst for introspection and exploration of our faith.
ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN?
I consider myself a student of many religions. The more I learn, the more questions I have. For me, the spiritual quest will be a life-long work in progress.
Christianity is a big fraud, Christianity is bogus, Christianity is a lie. How much more anti-christian can one get?
Originally posted by Seraphim_Serpente
No MasterP - I think that it is YOU who are mistaken!
Can't CHRIST be the "Son of God" & the "Word of God" & all of the rest of it - Jesus being a Mortal who through his Actions & Faith actually Embodied this "Christ"?
Do you realize that America is a Free Country & that people are free to Believe or not Believe anything that they wish.
That Dan Brown & his Publisher are free to publish a book like the "Davinci Code" if they wish - even if it is Fiction?
So why then do you Attack him?
Why then does he have to go into hiding? It is this VERY "Burn the Witch" Fundamentalist Mentality that is RUINING Christianity & Proving Dan Browns Point!
Could it be that Jesus’ actual message was very Powerful
- but that certain Historical Organizations that were Hungry for Political Power (Ahem - Catholic Church) - just wanted to Use the Figure of Jesus as a Tool to Control the People while simultaneously covering up his actual Message that would end up Empowering them? Is it not Possible that the Catholic Church would call Brilliant Scientists "Heretical Witches" & Punish them with Death - that this was in-fact a Political Retaliation? I suggest that you Study History & the
Dark Ages a bit further!
Quote: "Interestingly, if you ask three people what it means to be Christian, you will get three different answers."
Indeed! I think that we should all pause for a second & Meditate on the Insight provided by this statement!
The writings it is based on
and the dogma it professes are pauline and church of rome based little is left of the Jewish Rabbi who is said to be the foundation of the beliefs.
The Bible is just another collection of fictional short stories( ok some not so short)
Originally posted by d3vilishan9elSo my point is, it's the same with Christians, even Jews. Most people are descendents of these famous prophets, whether it be Jesus, Mohammad, or Abrahim. To be honest we can be Descedents of Moses, Issac, Ali, et cetra.