- January 17, 2004 at 9:03 am #628
The DaVinci Code, I head, is another book that’s out there spreading anti-Catholic sentiments to all its readers and filled with many historical inaccuracies and just plain lies.
I was watching a show on EWTN called “Living His Life Abundantly” and they had on there a prominent Catholic historian discussing this book and she basically said that it’s not worth anything.
This was a really good episode of the show and I wish I would have taped it.
Apparently the author represents himself as a well-researched scholar when in fact if he had done much research at all then he would see that many of the things in his book are just plain false.
I found an article written by the woman that was the guest on that show “Living His Life Abundantly” (her name is Sandra Miesel) at this location: http://www.crisismagazine.com/september … ature1.htmJanuary 17, 2004 at 7:10 pm #2326
I have yet to read the book (so many things I do not have money or time for) but this quote sums up what I have read about it:
“What Dan Brown has given us is, literally, a sensational story.
He has taken broken pieces of the truth and woven them into a thrilling narrative full of holes.”
The book is fiction that wants to present itself as fact. Worse than that, it is deliberately false anti-Catholic propaganda that tries to present itself as truth. I am certainly not going to buy the book but I may read it.January 20, 2004 at 8:09 pm #2339
[quote:3rurcnxq]The book is fiction that wants to present itself as fact. Worse than that, it is deliberately false anti-Catholic propaganda that tries to present itself as truth. I am certainly not going to buy the book but I may read it.[/quote:3rurcnxq]
There are a few books out there like that and I do the same thing – I won’t buy them new because I do not want to support the author, but I try to get a used copy somewhere.
A good example is a book called “The Gospel According to Rome” by James G. McCarthy. The book is total crap and the guy is either an egghead or deliberately lies about Catholic teaching.April 21, 2009 at 4:55 am #9312
There’s also the movie Angels and Demons coming soon to Theater. This movie was a book first and it, too, is like The Da Vinci Code and by the same author. Yes, it does have holes and yes, it isn’t true, but that’s why you find Brown’s book in the fiction section.
Sadly, people try to interpret this Propaganda (a perfect word to descripe his work,) as true and hold steadfast to these lies
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