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Feeling Better Now

I felt better enough at lunch to eat the marinated chicken breast with black bean salsa for lunch. It was tasty, but not too spicy, so that was good.

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...

Current Mood: fullfull

I don't know if the Church has a problem with this movie or whether it's just Karina's priest.

Hoo boy, does the Church have a problem with it. Not just the Jesus/Mary stuff, but also the way Brown portrays the church as "covering up" information--a self-flagellating albino monk is the main villain and the whole of Opus Dei is painted in a very bad light. They actually asked Ron Howard to put a disclaimer on the movie, to which he replied, "Bzuh?"

*cough* Yeah. Come on, guys. Start being a little more honest, open, and proactive about the pedophilia problems you've been having, and maybe people won't look at you funny when you object to being portrayed as covering up things. *rolls eyes*


Yanno, I've got a feeling that if the Catholic Church had just never said anything about that stupid book, it would have sunk into (well-deserved)obscurity fairly quickly. Instead, it got loads of publicity and became a phenomenon.

When I get published, the first thing I'm going to do is figure out what big organization my book will piss off, and send them a copy.

Kit--LOL!!!! Good tactic! :D


I tried to read the book but the writing was so bad -- my opinion -- that I could not get into it. I do not even want to see the movie though I would be interested in what you learned from the history channel programs. Rod -- hubby-- loves the show mythbusters and we both enjoy watching the history channel.