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The Priory of Sion- a European secret society founded in 1099- is a real organization. In 1975 Paris' Bibliotheque Nationale discovered parchments known as Les Dossiers Secrets, identifying numerous members of the Priory of Sion, including Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Leonardo Da Vinci.
The Vatican prelature known as Opus Dei is a deeply devout Catholic sect that has been a topic of recent controversy due to reports of brainwashing, coercion, and a dangerous practice known as "corporal mortification". Opus Dei has just completed construction of a $47 million National Headquarters at 243 Lexington Avenue in New York City.
All descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents, and secret rituals in this novel are accurate.
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Originally posted by cassiedaddy
, how can the paintings of da vinci (and works of various artists), as well as the history of the secret society that da vinci belonged to be explained?
i found them both disturbing and hair raising at the same time...
the story of jesus and mary magdelene...why the efforts to
keep the story alive?
i dont think muslims worry about Hz muhhanmed doing the same!
isa was real but was not "son" of god,
Originally posted by Nygdan
No one has demonstrated that da vinci belonged to any secret socieites, and the priory of sion was a hoax. As for the artwork, dan brown interprets the artwork. Infact, his genius, more or less, was to take all these conspiracy theories, about history, documents, and messages in different artworks, and put them together into a cohesive and compelling story.
Originally posted by syrinx high priest
I don't believe jesus is related to the merovingians, I'm curious if you can trace the bloodline to a current family?
Originally posted by dAlen
I think this whole thing is hillarious!!!
Churches protesting the movie, even Islam! (what do they care?)
Its a movie, who cares? Some say it may convince people that its version of reality is true...and then what? People need to care about there own souls and let other be...Christians are a pushy lot. :-)
Originally posted by shantyman
The "who cares" issue is not fair.
Ian McKellen, an openly homosexual actor who plays a key role in the film, tried to inject humor into the controversy surrounding the movie.
"I'm very happy to believe that Jesus was married," McKellen said. "I know the Catholic Church has problems with gay people, and I thought this would be absolute proof that Jesus was not gay."