Monday, March 22, 2004

The anti-Passion movie

Brace yourselves for next year's release of The Da Vinci Code. It will be VERY interesting, and I suspect, not surprising at all to watch the media's reaction to this movie. I predict they will fall all over themselves fawning about the nuanced intellectual nature of this movie, which of course is based upon a book of fiction.

If you haven't read "The Da Vinci Code," or stories debunking it, you may want to skip to the next item, because its central argument, based on a millennium-old conspiracy theory that would turn Oliver Stone's head, is about to be revealed.

That theory, put forth in scholarly detail in a 1980s nonfiction book titled "Holy Blood, Holy Grail," contends that Christianity is a faith founded on misogyny and on the lie that Jesus was divine. It holds that Christ was not only mortal, but married - to Mary Magdalene, the disciple to his immediate right in Leonardo Da Vinci's "The Last Supper."

By the way, she was pregnant and Jesus' bloodline exists to this day.

If you like that notion, Brown's book has a million of 'em, and the genius of it is that they seem to make sense.



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