Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Typical American novel/film

In the NY Sun...

"...It's admirable that Opus Dei has chosen to react to the calumny with restraint. As a Catholic, however, I have no problem recognizing "The Da Vinci Code" as an attack on the Roman Catholic Church. Mr. Brown's novel questions the divinity of Jesus Christ and claims this sacred belief was manufactured by the Emperor Constantine, who edited the gospels to secure his political power. Jesus was actually just a nice man who married a former prostitute, and their progeny roam the earth today. Well, no wonder Silas went around killing people trying to expose this secret..."

This type of work is known as heresy, in case you were wondering... I think an auto de fe might be in order here.