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Breaking The Da Vinci Code

Oct 12, 2007
When dealing with controversial issues, there are always two sides to the story, as with Dan Brown novel the Da Vinci Code. Through my research, the best person to contradict Dan Brown accusations is a novelist, Darrell L. Bock. In his novel, BREAKING THE DA VINCI CODE, he challenges Dan Brown claims to "historical facts". Bock claims that he has disprove the outrageous antichristian falsehoods in The Da Vinci Code.

Bock feels that Brown is misleading millions of Americans and tends to answer questions that are sitting in the mind of confused readers. Here are some of the questions he addresses:

* Was Jesus really married to Mary Magdalene, and did he have children by her? Has their bloodline really been traced by "scores of historians"?
* Would being single really make Jesus "un-Jewish"?
* Did the Catholic Church really suppress the fact that Christ's "family" fled to France as a way to protect his claims to divinity?
* Did Leonardo da Vinci really stumble on a Vatican plot to conceal the truth about Jesus, and the expose it in his famous painting of the Last Supper?
* Did the Bible really emerge as a "power play" document in the early fourth century under the emperor Constantine, after Christianity finally won its battle with paganism?
* Do the unbiblical "Gnostic Gospels" really reveal truths about Jesus tat the church and New Testament have hidden from us?
* Was the role of women suppressed in the early centuries of the Christian faith?
* Or in lamest term, did the church lie?

Bock has set out to determine what's fact and what's fiction. He reviews with the reader ancient texts that unlock the truths that Brown tries to portray.
Personally, as a Christian believer, my faith was never shaken by this novel or movie. Is it a great work of fiction, yes, one of the best I read in a long time. When a book can make you visually see something and make you think afterward, for more than an hour and want to discuss it with someone else, that's a great book to me. Once again, I must say, this is a work of fiction, nothing more. These are my personal thoughts; I have researched throughout the web to find what other readers thought. Here are some comments and concerns of other readers.

"This is a sad attempt to disprove supposed claims of truth in The da Vinci Code. The statement on the first page of the book reads states in no way shape or form all the information in the book is true; it simply outlines some aspects of the book that are fact. Those who question their faith upon reading the Da Vinci Code should as themselves whether it was really "faith" in the first place. I think there are other pieces of evidence in this world that should cause one to test their faith a little more than Dan Browns novel. Andrew B.

"Give me a break, people! The Da Vinci Code is a book of fiction with some facts thrown in (as far as religious sects, practices, etc.) If your faith is strong, then you should be able to read it and still believe in God. Perhaps one should look inside themselves and question their reasons for being skeptic:
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