Da Vinci Code? Shocking?
Briefly, I wanted to express my lack of shock with the film "The Da Vinci Code." I did not even read the book.
1. The theories in the Da Vinci Code have pretty much been debunked. It's proven that the records for the Priory of the Sion were forgeries and that such a group probably never existed. Pierre Plantard planted documents in the French National Library.
2. Even if Jesus had kids, WHO CARES? Do they have special powers? No. So why would anyone give a F***?
3. I laugh at modern Christians who find the story so shocking and destructive to their religion, as though the idea Jesus wasn't a virgin shattered their faith into smithereens. How about the idea that Jesus NEVER EXISTED? I'll grant that the movie was entertaining, but the fiction contained in the movie -- passed off as non-fiction -- was patently ridiculous. It was like Dan Brown was attempting to bring more rationalism to an ALREADY irrational idea -- but he actually did worse by making it even MORE irrational. Like adding fuel to the fire.
4. I've never read the book, nor will I ever. The faith of some persons whose faith was shattered by "The Da Vinci Code" have undoubtedly had their "world was shaken to its foundations." I can only hope that rational study of the historicity of Jesus vaporizes the rubble of those foundations into nothingness.
The Gnostics did NOT believe in a historical Jesus, so HOW could "The Da Vinci Code" make any F'ing sense at all? The Nag Hammadi Library and the Dead Sea Scrolls contain the texts that served as a basis for "The Da Vinci Code." They were all Gnostic. To think that "Mary Magdelene" (who is fictional too) snuck off to France after Jesus' death is preposterous.
REDUCTIO AD ABSURDUM.