Friday, June 23, 2006

The Da Vinci Gospel

"...Wouldn't you know, modern feminism comes into the story, albeit somewhat anachronistically. During the Middle Ages, Brown points out, the Church burned five million women as witches, less because it believed in witches than because it hated women. Five million! I'd almost forgotten that. No, wait. I don't think I'd ever heard it before, actually. Wouldn't historians have mentioned such an infamy? Wouldn't millions of men in those days have protested the roasting of their wives, daughters, and grandmothers? Or did they all say, a la Henny Youngman, “Take my wife - please”? Why did the misogynistic Church forbid men to dump their dumpy old mates and swap them for young and nubile trophy wives?..."
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