Sunday, June 18, 2006

Ummmm. . .Wow.

This is a rather. . .interesting take on the Da Vinci Code. Give it a read. No, really. It's entertaining if nothing else.

Yet review after review slugged The Da Vinco Code as boring, pathetic etc etc when it was the biggest seat-hanger of modern movie times. Who might have managed all those reviews I can never say but we must remember that the present Panzer Pope was previously heading the Congregation of the Doctrine, the Vatican’s Ministry which throttled humankind with the Inquisition.

Whole new levels of non sequitur. . .

What was interesting was when some of the Dead Sea Scrolls were being analysed and translated, one of the Biblical scholars, John M Allegro, discovered that he was being asked to heavily edit not only his research but remove all mention of the secret letter of Clement of Alexandria, a Church leader of the second century.

I wonder if Stephen Carlson was aware of the mention of Secret Mark in the Dead Sea Scrolls. I don't remember that being discussed in his book. Oh well, guess it's time for him to go back to the drawing board. Unless, of course, Stephen was in on the Vatican cover-up. . .*cue spooky music*

Allegro had some nutty ideas, to be sure, but I don't think this was one of them.

The Buddhist contribution to modern Christianity has been well camouflaged for obvious reasons and the Roman Church has officially banned all talk of the Essenes.

I'm sure these types of contributions go a long way to help Brown assure people his book is not an attack on Catholicism.

Ah, I could post quotes all day.


Stephen C. Carlson said...

The article also has this gem: Professor Morton Smith discovered the letter when reading some old manuscripts in the old monastery of Mar Sheba in the Judean Wilderness in the early 20 th century.

"Mar Sheba," I suppose, is a monastery fit for a queen. (Mar Saba, where Smith visited in 1942 and 1958, do not permit women to enter all but one building.)

Rick Sumner said...

Well, sure, but how can we trust you? You're obviously a Vatican hack!

Stephen C. Carlson said...

Sorry, forgot about that!