31 July 2006
With the Da Vinci Code, by Dan “The Mangina” Brown, appealing so successfully to the vast streak of narcissism in Western Women, it was inevitable that this would happen sooner or later.
posted by Duncan Idaho @ 5:15 PM
At 5:32 PM, Joseph said…
The major fallacy of The Da Vinci code on a biological basis is that there cannot be just one direct descendant of Jesus and Mary Magdelene without some serious inbreeding.
If you go back 80 generations (2,000 years) there would be hundred thousands to millions of direct descendents of Jesus and Mary Magdelene.
But most family histories do not go back 2,000 years. 99.9% of families will die out.
At 6:14 PM, nevo said…
It’s all poppycock.
I fact Jesus never died on the cross. He died of old age in Palestine.
To put it in a few words: Jesus was crucified.
Cruxifiction is an extremely painful punishment.
In all likelihood, his body went into a deep shock. The roman guards thought him dead and released the body in exchange for silver. He was put in a stone cave in which during three cool days the body recovered.
On the third day he got up and decided he had enough of it.
Later on, he showed up to his disciples to give them further instructions on how to continue his teachings while he went with Mary Magdalene to spawn catholicism in the holy land.
She is right to claim she is a descendant of Mary Magdalene and so are all of us.
At 6:34 PM, ChicagoMan said…
ROFL, this is the biggest nonsense I have ever heard. Half the “facts” in that book don’t even make any logical sense. If you watch the History channel or Discovery channel, they sent people to track down his facts. I don’t think any of the controversial ones held up at all. No writings were found in any kind of library.
The dead sea scrolls were written WELL before the supposed changes to the bible occurred during the middle ages. Yet somehow, our bible looks like the dead sea scrolls.
It’s all hogwash, women could care less about morality and they use the DaVinci code as a justification for their behavior.
I hate how so many people claim the DaVinci code is fact and they read it so carefully, yet NONE of these same people have actually picked up the bible. That’s like having a fictional book written about world war II claiming the Nazis won without ever reading any other historical documents, yet believing it.
Give me a break.
The bible predicted the earth was round millenia before man “figured it out”. The bible claimed the earth hangs in nothingness (outer space vacuum), and how long was it before man figured it out?
Sodom and Gomorrah were actual cities that were finally discovered and were shown to be destroyed by a cataclysmic event.
I won’t even get into prophecies, of which NOT A SINGLE ONE, was proved incorrect.
I’m no bible banger, but that book up against a guy who makes up facts about french libraries having documents that really don’t exist. Or about secret societies that were created in the 20th century and not earlier yet portrayed as ancient is laughable.
At 7:07 PM, Christopher in Oregon said…
Actually, as a former Mormon and a former ultra-fundy Baptist and present Deist, I would recommend you read the book “The Age of Reason” by Thomas Paine, one of the founding fathers of the U.S. It would put to rest any of the claims about Biblical prophecy. Jesus was not, is not and never will be a Messiah, and it is certainly blasphemous (to say the least) when people claim that he is God.
But, anyway, all of the comments about the article are interesting. However, you have ALL missed the most important aspect of the whole mess. Think, boys.
The PICTURE! Of the woman, that is. Talk about butt-ugly. She’s only 43? Jesus. Picture her at 53. 63.
She makes sheep look pretty good right about now……
Christopher in Oregon