I spent much of yesterday watching back-to-back episodes of Mythbusters and then three programs on The Discovery Channel about The Da Vinci Code. It was interesting to find out the real history of the Grail myth. I got the impression that Dan Brown, author of the novel, is a bit of a true believer when it comes to the whole 'Merovingian lineage of Christ' thing. There's no real verifiable data to support it, though.
My friend Karina says that the priest at her church was specifically advising his congregation not to see the movie. Naturally, Karina thus intends to see it the first chance she gets. I don't know if the Church has a problem with this movie or whether it's just Karina's priest.
As far as I'm concerned, even if it were true that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and had children with her, that doesn't change my faith. I look at what the man did and at what he preached. It isn't even important to me whether or not he was the Son of God. What matters to me is, 'What did he do with his life? What were his teachings?' That flies directly in the face of the Catholic Credo, but oh well. Divine origin is not as important to me as deeds. Miracles are not as important to me as firmly adhereed to beliefs.
It'll be interesting to see this movie, now that I've learned some of the historical facts and debunking behind it.
Time for afternoon nap, now. Yes, really, it is. If only I could convince my boss of that...