Why am I just finding out about the “Internet Theologian” blog? He reads like a worthy cousin to our friend Diogenes. In any case, a recent entry answered some common questions about “The Da Vinci Code.”
Q: Who is Dan Brown and what is “The Da Vinci Code”?
A: Dan Brown is the biggest-selling, and therefore best, author of our times, and “The Da Vinci Code” is his masterpiece: a thrilling, shocking journey across thousands of years of history all packed within a pulse-pounding chase across scenic Europe, leading up to the greatest conspiracy of all.
Q: What is the greatest conspiracy of all?
A: The 1954 NIT point-shaving scandal.
Q: What does all this have to do with Jesus? Or, for that matter, Leonardo Da Vinci?
A: The premise of the book is that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene, and that the two had children, who passed along Jesus’ bloodline through generations of French people. Leonardo was the member of a secret brotherhood of painters who protected this secret by painting pictures of men that look like ladies.
Q: Isn’t this more or less a straight rip from the book “Holy Blood, Holy Grail”?
A: No! Ha ha! How silly of you even to mention that very obscure work! Next question.
And it only gets funnier from there. I’ll be keeping an eye on the IT.
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