4.14.2005

Da Vinci Code, understood

Thanks to my main man Stone Phillips ( a resident of here, which is close to here, where we used to live) I am now a master of the secrets of the Da Vinci Code! For those of you, like me, who are too jaded to read a popular best seller at the same time the rest of the world is reading it, here is a quick summary so you too can attain the status of Master:

The question at the center of the book is this - was Mary Magdalene the wife of Jesus, the mother of his daughter, and his closest disciple. For proof of this (and let us not get into how in Da Vinci's Last Supper the two center characters form the letter M), believers point out that the person to Jesus' right in The Last Supper could be a woman, and most likely Mary M. Well, I had not really looked at the picture very closely before, but obviously, the person to Jesus' right is a woman. So we will go with that for now. The other big question in the book is the secret society that has been around for years whose purpose is to protect the secret that Mary was indeed the wife, mother of child, and disciple to Jesus. So, after my peets arrives home mid-show, wrestles with the dingo in front of the tv, takes pictures and breaks the camera, and generally causes havoc with any tv watching (thank god for DVR!), we both have the same question, "If this is true about Mary M. and Jesus, how would Da Vinci know?" Not to worry, Stone does not let us down. It turns out that there seems to be proof that the secret society exists and Da Vinci was a member. This came about in the mid-1970's when a book was discovered in the French National Library that lists all this information, including a family tree tracing all the way back to Jesus, which shows that his blood line ran through the French Royal Family and ended with this guy. Unfortunatly, after running around claiming that Jesus was his great uncle or something like that, pages like this show up that show Christ's nephew had several stints in prison, and many believe that he is crazy, planted the book in the library, and no secret society every existed, blah, blah, blah.

Whether or not you believe any of this, you gotta hand it to Dan Brown for doing a little digging into a novel topic, and for hitting the jackpot in his timing, delivery, and marketing. I believe I will read the book, if it ever gets released in paperback, and I pull off the cover.

2 Comments:

At 4/14/2005 7:43 PM , Anonymous Prior (Owner of a) Scion said...

Don't you think it's a leeeetle suspicious that Jesus's supposed bloodline extends through a royal family? Hmmph. Seems like just the sort of thing leaders would want to assert to ensure their (supposed) primacy. Double hmmph.

 
At 5/04/2005 6:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this is all true then can you explain the shroud of turin and its originations 

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