The DaVinci Code

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  1. Magster

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    I'm new to this site so I'm sure I missed a lot of discussion on this topic but I resisted reading the book until a few months ago. Then, I started listening to it on audio and had to stop after the first tape because it was hurting my spirit too much to go on. Now there is a movie being made of it and more people will be decieved and confused. I'm wondering if there are any Christians who actually thought this book was valuable....
     
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    I thought it was interesting and fascinating.
     
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    Since the book is fiction, and since I can't find any part of the book which directly contradicts a scriptural doctrine, I can't in objective conscience call it heretical. However, since it's fiction, and not based on scriptural doctrine, it has no spiritual value to the Christian, imo.

    I have no interest in the book, and will not be seeing the movie. But I have neither scriptural authority to tell others that they're forbidden from patronizing either, nor judgemental privilege to say that a person who does so is in sin or damaging their spiritual relationship.

    If a person finds it damaging, as with the OP, then by all means refrain. If it doesn't, then let each be convinved in his own mind. I myself have been convinced to refrain. But I will not think less of a Christian who chooses otherwise.
     
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    I enjoyed it The Da Vinci Code as a well paced mystery thriller. From my lay perspective (as a non-historian) it was well researched to present a believable plot although I was a little disappointed with some of the final plot resolutions. The characters are developed to a reasonable level.

    Obviously there is a lot of fiction to tie together real conspiracy theories, many of which have very weak support.

    I can see this book as being troubling for some who have difficulty with using discernment with conspiracy theories resulting in doubt about their faith for no reason. But I think it also has sparked others to study the actual rich history of the Christian church, and for that I am grateful.
     
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    Well it was exactly blasphemy, but it came close in a couple of places. The premise was interesting, but the final resolution was rather lame and ridiculous IMO.

    I was an okay read till pretty close to the end. But then I find all sorts of books that start well, don't end as well.

    It won't hurt someone well grounded in their faith to read it, but someone that is new to the faith probably shouldn't. There is an attempt at blending Christianity with paganism that I was uncomfortable with. This is the point to where it almost becomes blasphemy(and maybe heresy as well).
     

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