Monday, December 13, 2004

The Da Vinci Code

Just started reading The Da Vinci Code (I know, I'm a little behind the times). Interesting book so far.

Thought I would do some research (on the web, 'natch). Unsurprisingly, there are quite a few diatribes against this book....from Christians, of course. The funny thing is, you can't really argue religion against a believer, be they Christian or whatever. Their whole main source of "research" and "facts" is their book (Bible, Quaran, whatever). It's like saying OJ Simpson didn't commit those murders 'cause he said he didn't.

The author writes a fictional religious thriller and the Bible-thumpers come out of the woodwork. I was raised and grew up Catholic, but found that there were too many lies from the Church for me to take this seriously anymore. Those same lies infest every religion and every offshoot of Christianity.

To these people the Bible is sacrosanct and cannot change...cannot be wrong as it is the Word of God. No matter how many errors and blatant contradictions can be found in it, it is the Truth (according to them). So how can you argue with them?

Many hardcore believers do so in the absence of independent thought. It is the nature of religion. Those in power do not want the little people thinking. That causes problems for them. So, they make thought = heresay. Galilleo was a perfect example of that.