Have any of your even read the book? It isn't that well written and makes a pretty ridiculous argument... (like no one would ever write that MM was Jesus's wife through all the recording of his life
) but it is very entertaining and not at all anti-catholic IMHO. It is against some of the most extreme teachings of Opus Deli(sp?) but I think most people are. From what I hear in the writers next book he has the same lead character from The Davinici Code helping the catholic church against people trying to murder some of her higher ups.
In summary Davinci Code was a decent book, will probably be a good movie, and I just don't see how 'many souls will be lead astray' unless they are the souls of real fools who can't tell a work of fiction from real life.
How can you at one point say it isn't that well written and a makes a a "ridiculous argument" then a few sentences later say it was a "decent book"?
The "da Vinci Code" which I took the time to read, knowing someday it would be useful to know what the book actually said, has got to be one of the greatest heaps of rubbish I've ever read. Try these out:
- a laughable ignorance of history,
- an association of Cinderella(!!!) with the ancient female earth goddess,
- the biggest secret in history supposedly being protected by a combination lock with one of the protagonists' first name as the key
- an organization founded in the 1950s supposedly being so old it had Leonardo da Vicni as a member
Need I go on? The book is a complete denial of the truth of Catholicism. How can anyone think it's not anti-Catholic?
Possibly the most disgusting and deceitful thing about the whole book, though, is the way the unwary reader is lulled into believing everything in the book is factual. Even intelligent peop´le I've spoken to have been fooled by it.
Another thing, in real life, when I point out to people the inane errors of the book, they end up feeling pretty embarrassed at having been taken in by it.