Thread: The Da Vinci Code
08-06-2004, 02:07 AM #1
The Da Vinci Code
Have just finished reading this book and have to say it was immense. I was completey enthralled for days-i could not put it down. As a Roman Catholic who went to a deeply Catholic school this book puts a whole lot of doubt in ones mind and poses a lot of questions. Just thought id big up this book and see if other peole have read it.
PS for the real hardcore RC's i would probably advise against reading it and in fact you would probably not want to (ie my family!)
What a book though
08-06-2004, 02:20 AM #2LM1332 Guest
what is it about? Like briefly describe what it talks about
08-06-2004, 02:24 AM #3
its an awesome book, i have it on tape (im a cheater)
08-06-2004, 02:42 AM #4
i dont want to give anything away atoll in this book- but all i can say is that you will never view the last supper painting the same way again and discover the secret behind the mona lisa smile- fascinating
08-06-2004, 02:46 AM #5LM1332 GuestOriginally Posted by Justoid
08-06-2004, 03:19 AM #6
not quite.......she was actually laughing because when da vinci finally whipped his pants off, where his penis should have been was none other than a paint brush, this she found understandably hilarious
08-06-2004, 05:55 AM #7
my mother and aunt said it was great, and they were telling me something about the last supper
08-06-2004, 08:47 AM #8LM1332 Guest
i should deffinatly pick it up and check it out. Not a book reader but if its interesting im all for it
08-06-2004, 09:12 AM #9
i was getting colonoscopy and upper gi and my mother couldnt put the book down to even hear my results lol
08-06-2004, 09:21 AM #10
It does put a whole new perspective on the Catholic Church. That book has a lot of interesting facts.
08-06-2004, 09:22 AM #11
I think I'll read that one next. I've heard from a few people that is was great! I just finished Grisham's "The Summons" and thought it sucked!
08-06-2004, 09:30 AM #12Originally Posted by doctorcc
08-06-2004, 10:50 AM #13
I thought it was an excellent book if you liked it you should check out 'Angels and Demons'again by Dan Brown.
08-06-2004, 11:59 AM #14
Angels and Demons was awesome, I read them both, that book definatly casts a more ominous shadow over the Catholic Church. Its the prequel to Da Vinci Code. Da vinci code actually regurgitates alot of stuff from this book.
08-06-2004, 12:59 PM #15Originally Posted by Justoid
08-06-2004, 01:40 PM #16
The Devinci Code is seriously flawed, facts are incorrect and the sources in which the author gets his information are not much better at times than fairytales. You owe it to yourself to read the other side of this work and see what real scholars have to say about the book....don't believe it just because it is printed in a book....
08-06-2004, 03:18 PM #17
post a 5 paragraph essay
08-06-2004, 05:30 PM #18Originally Posted by mark956101957
08-06-2004, 06:46 PM #19
If it is anything like the Bible Matrix its a load of ****. They dont find anything till after it happens. And with as many characters there on a single page of the old testament, youre bound to run into words clustered togethor in one or another.
08-06-2004, 07:25 PM #20Originally Posted by mark956101957
08-08-2004, 12:10 AM #21
This is kind of a spoiler for the booK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i have to say..... i for one was extremely disappointed with the ending... I read this book in three days because i couldnt put it down. The entire book is leading up to the holy grail and all the true stories about jesus and mary mag. then at the end what happens? they find out where the grail is located and thats it. I was hoping they would describe the holy grail and some of the stories about jesus. The book left me wanting more. 450 pages leading up to the holy grail and when you get there, the book is over.
08-08-2004, 12:14 AM #22LM1332 GuestOriginally Posted by TheGame826
08-09-2004, 05:38 AM #23
The holy grail??? what is this indiana jones.... j/k but everyone says they give you a new look about the catholic church but i heard a lot of them arent true
08-09-2004, 06:02 AM #24
i am sorry if you are going to read the book- if you are do not read the next few lines as they will ruin the book for you. So if your going to read the book- please look away now........
The book basically says that the holy grail is not the cup of christ many people believe it to be- it is however the body of mary magdalene. In the bible mary of magdalene is described as a prostitue who was around the time of Christ. However the book goes on to describe how this is in fact false and she was actually Christs partner, the vatican not wanting this to get out for obivious reasons has therefore told the story in the Bible and it has been rewritten to tell people she was a prostitute. The book also claims that they had children and to this day there are direct descendants of Jesus living. However they are in hiding as the Vatican throughout the centuries have tried to kill off all of them as this would ruin and be the downfall of the church. It is claimed the book is all based on fact and many years of extensive research. There are also a lot of codes in the book that make you think the possibility of this been true are actually conceiveable. If you look at Leonardo Da Vincis famous painting of the last supper the book claims he is trying to tell us in the picture about Mary of Magdalene and the truth. Look at it closely its supposed to be of the apostles and at first glance you think it is. Take a closer look at the person to the left of Jesus with the red hair. This person has unmistakingly female characterisitcs. Check it out and make up your own minds. Sorry for rambling on but that is just a brief overview of the main point in the book.
08-09-2004, 06:08 AM #25
What about the mona lisa smile Justoid?
It does look like a girl to his left, alltough he looks like a girl aswell. Maybe it was two lesbians!!!
08-09-2004, 06:12 AM #26
Haven't read the book although I had heard about the code from listening to that Art Bell radio show a while ago. I am Roman Catholic as well.
My question is this, if they were married etc, what does it say about his death and resurection? Was he the son of God or not?
I looked at the link and you are correct it does look like a female, and I didn't read the book so I'm not exactly sure what it's all about so I can't go on extensively.
Personally, it's a book and with any old writing I think you can find interpretation in lots of things. Hell, Nostridomas supposedly saw all sorts of things, but the actual writings were VERY vague.
I don't know, and I'm not affended by the book, I think alot of people get offended because people don't believe the same as they.
08-09-2004, 08:51 AM #27
i know a nun, who said it is mary magdeline next to him, just her 2 cents
08-09-2004, 10:05 AM #28Originally Posted by LM1332
08-10-2004, 01:52 AM #29LM1332 Guest
Basicly this book is like CIAs report on Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq?
Originally Posted by Justoid
08-10-2004, 06:26 AM #30
I wanna read that book so bad. I have not gotten a chance yet.
08-10-2004, 06:42 AM #31
I thought it was an excellent book, regardless of whether the facts are actually facts or not. I think it's very important that people don't always believe want they read (e.g. The Holy Bible) or what they are told. Everyone wants something to believe in and most people just take what other people say as the hard and fast truth and never rely on reason or logic to solidify their beliefs. One of the most important points Dan made in his book was that the people who win the wars and have power, get to write history. Everything is very one-sided. People tend to tie religion too closely with the idea of God or a greatest concivable being anyway. Use religion for what it's really worth, morals, values, ethics, a guide to live your life by...not the end-all-be-all answer to the mysteries of life and creation.
I could go on and on about who/what I believe Jesus really was, but that's a whole other thread.
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