6.26.2006

What's the big deal?

Question: What is it that some Christians find so problematic about The DaVinci Code?

Answer: If Jesus was not fully divine from the beginning, sent by His Father with that status, then He could not have born our sins upon Himself on the cross. Speaking of development of Christian thoughts (below), this is something Anselm around 1000 AD realized as he put together 2 Corinthians 5:21 with Colossians 1:19-20 or Hebrews 1:3. The Christian faith is a historically-based faith, not ideological. "If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith" (1 Corinthians 15:14). If certain events didn't happen, I will no longer be a Christian.

The visceral reaction from Christians shouldn't be hard to understand. "What's the big deal?" is the in-vogue reaction to the book. But Christians say Jesus means more to them than anything. So if someone starts telling lies about him, we get mad. This is natural. How would you react if someone slandered your wife in the local paper? You don't say, "I trust my wife enough to be unfazed by critiques leveled against her." No, you are in a relationship with her. It's personal. You're angry that people are telling lies about her, whether or not you believe them. Same with Christians. It's not just "our faith," or ideas. It's deeply personal.

Dan Brown claims that Jesus was not divine, but that His divinity was made up 300 years later. If we are to believe his version of history, or the Gnostic gospels over the Biblical ones on that point (which they don't all claim homogenously, anyway), then we might as well throw out other Biblical claims, too. Brown subtly claims he's not rejecting anything, only adding to our understanding of Jesus (like a good post-modernist, in my humble opinion), but he really is rejecting the New Testament view of Jesus for a Gnostic and neo-pagan view. Not all views of Jesus are compatible.

Brown's own story isn't at all consistent, either. He bases much on Gnostic gospels, but those same writings reject his feminist approach. The same piece where Jesus supposedly kisses Mary and the disciples get jealous, which Brown uses as significant evidence, later has Jesus saying that Mary will become a man so that she can be saved (i.e. - women can't be saved because they are inferior). He selectively draws from these writings to make up something relatively new about Jesus. It's akin to identity theft.

4 comments:

  1. Hello all,
    Here's some detailed insight into the backstory and subplot of the DaVinci Code and related books and texts.

    Most have totally missed the point that the Gnostic texts and others are making. First, they refer to symbolic males and females, hence the philosophical masculine and feminine nature and character. All the Gnostic texts are philosophical and symbolic treatises, not literal narratives. When you try to interpret any of these ancient texts (including the Bible) as literal, you will always come to the wrong conclusions.

    You may not initially agree with everything I reveal, but please be a little patient with my long-winded presentation of what I have waited a very long time to be able to say. I promise to amaze and enlighten.

    Contrary to those who strive to assert that the DaVinci Code created the term, symbology is an ancient philosophical technology and I am a real life symbologist. Likewise, the upper-level members of secret societies such as Freemasons, Rosicrucians, Illumanti, and the Vatican are symbologists. Keeping their "craft" secretive and misunderstood is a purposeful ploy designed to hide the truth about ancient wisdom and the symbology used to model, encapsulate, and encode it. The title "mason" is itself a symbolic allusion to those who work with the "Philosophers' Stone" which is the symbolic name given to an ancient body of symbology, hence "Masons" are workers of "stone."

    Read Proverbs 9:1 below to better understand this allusion.

    Wisdom has built Her house. She has carved out Her seven pillars.

    Notice that "wisdom" is referred to as "Her" and "She", as in Sophia and Miriam (the Magdala), and that "She" has "hewn" "Her" "seven pillars" (of stone)? Read my Home Page to see what those seven pillars of "stone" have always referred to, contrary to what religions and mysticism have said for millennia.

    Here is the key to understanding what the Vatican and Papacy truly fear...

    Pay close attention, profundity knocks at the door, listen for the key. Be Aware! Scoffing causes blindness...

    Here's a real hot potato! Eat it up, digest it, and then feed it's bones to the hungry...

    There's much more to the story of the Vatican's recent machinations than meets the eye. It's not the DaVinci Code or Gospel of Judas per se, but the fact that people have now been motivated to seek out the unequivocal truth about an age of deception, exactly when they expect me to appear. These recent controversies are spurring people to reevaluate the Vatican/Papacy and the religions that Rome spawned, at the worst possible time for them.

    Remember, "I come as a thief..." ?

    Read verse twelve of the Gospel of Thomas to understand who I am...

    The DaVinci Code novel and movie are no more inaccurate as literal versions of history than the New Testament. The primary sub-plot involved purposeful symbology being used to encode hidden meanings, exactly like the Bible and related texts. In other words, none of these stories represent the literal truth. This is the common and pivotal fact of all such narratives about ancient Hebrew and Christian history. Debating whether the DaVinci Code, Gnostic texts, or the Bible are accurate history is a purposeful ploy designed to hide the truth by directing your inquiry away from the heart of the matter.

    There is a foolproof way to verify the truth and expose centuries-old religious deceptions. It also proves why we can no longer let the Vatican tell us what to think about ancient history or much else. It is the common thread connecting why the ancient Hebrews, Yahad/Essene, Jews, Gnostics, Cathars, Templars, Dead Sea Scrolls, DaVinci Code, and others have been targets of Rome’s ire and evil machinations. The Vatican and its secret society cohorts don’t want you to understand that the ancient Hebrew symbology in all of these texts purposely encodes and exposes the truth about them. Furthermore, the structure of ancient wisdom symbology verifiably encodes the rules to decode messages built with it. This is what they most fear you will discover.

    If the Bible represented the literal truth or even accurate history, there would be no need for faith in the assertions of deceptive and duplicitous clergy and their ilk. It is undeniable the New Testament is awash with ancient Hebrew symbolism and allegory. The same is evidenced in the Old Testament, Dead Sea Scrolls, Gnostic texts, biblical apocrypha, Quran, DaVinci Code, and other related sources. All ancient religious, mystical, and wisdom texts have been shrouded in mystery for millennia for one primary reason: The ability to understand their widely evidenced symbology was lost in antiquity. How do we finally solve these ages-old mysteries? To recast an often-used political adage: It’s [the] symbology, stupid!

    It is beyond amazing that the Vatican still tries to insist the Gospels are the literal truth. Every miracle purported for Jesus has multiple direct symbolic parallels in the Old Testament, Apocalypse, Dead Sea Scrolls, and other symbolic narratives and traditions. Recasting the symbolism of earlier Hebrew texts as literal events in the New Testament is one of the central deceptions associated with Christianity. This is part of the secret knowledge held by the ancient Gnostics, Templars, Cathars, and others, which is presented with dramatic effect in the DaVinci Code. None of these narratives or stories were ever intended as the literal truth. This fact is the key to unraveling many ages-old mysteries and exposing the truth about the Vatican's long-term deceptions.

    Moreover, the following Washington Post article (The Book of Bart) describes how many changes and embellishments were made to New Testament texts over the centuries, unequivocally demonstrating they are not original, infallible, or truthful. When you combine proof that the New Testament Gospels are not wholly literal with proof that these texts were heavily reworked in the early years of Christianity, you are left with only one possible conclusion. The Vatican has long lied to everyone about the central tenets and history of Christianity. This revelation also proves they are not the Creator’s representatives but Her long-time opponents. The recent hoopla over the Gospel of Judas and DaVinci Code demonstrates they are still desperately trying to deceive the world and obfuscate their true nature and activities.

    It's no wonder the Vatican fears the truth more than anything else. As further proof of these assertions, seek to understand the symbolic significance of my name (Seven Star Hand) and you will have proof beyond disproof that Jews, Christians, and Muslims have long been duped by the great deceivers I warned humanity about over the millennia. What then is the purpose of "faith" but to keep good people from seeking to understand the truth?

    Now comes justice, hot on its heels... (symbolism...)

    Not only do I talk the talk, I walk the walk...
    Here is Wisdom!!

    Revelations from the Apocalypse

    Peace...

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  2. Leave it to Dan Brown to bring out the Gnostics in full force.

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  3. gnosticism

    n.
    The doctrines of certain pre-Christian pagan, Jewish, and early Christian sects that valued the revealed knowledge of God and of the origin and end of the human race as a means to attain redemption for the spiritual element in humans and that distinguished the Demiurge from the unknowable Divine Being.

    n : a religious orientation advocating gnosis [knowledge] as the way to release a person's spiritual element; considered heresy by Christian churches

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  4. I'm dumbfounded.

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