by John Barnett

Da Vinci Code
John Barnett

Definition TDC:

Dan Brown's multi-million copy, best selling suspense novel built around the grandest conspiracy of all times is called The Da Vinci Code. This book's driving claim is nothing less than that Christianity is based upon a Big Lie (the deity of Christ) used by patriarchal oppressors to deny the true worship of the Divine Feminine. Brown has crossed the line between a suspense novel and a book promoting a barely hidden agenda, to attack the Christian church and the Gospel.

Top TEN Historical Errors

1. In his own lifetime Jesus "inspired millions to better lives" (p.231);
2. there were "more than eighty gospels" (p.231; the number 80 is factual-sounding, but has no basis);
3. "the earliest Christian records" were found among the Dead Sea Scrolls (including gospels) and Nag Hammadi texts (pp.234, 245);
4. the Nag Hammadi texts "speak of Christ's ministry in very human terms" (p.234);
5. the marriage of Mary Magdalene and Jesus is "a matter of historical record" (p.244);
6. Constantine invented the divinity of Jesus and excluded all gospels but the four canonical ones; Constantine made Christianity "the official religion" of the Roman Empire (p.232);
7. Constantine coined the term "heretic" (p.234);
8. "Rome's official religion was sun worship" (p.232).
9. He claims that the motions of the planet Venus trace a pentacle (the so-called Ishtar pentagram) symbolizing the goddess. But it isn't a perfect figure and has nothing to do with the length of the Olympiad. The ancient Olympic games were celebrated in honor of Zeus Olympias, not Aphrodite, and occurred every four years.
10. Brown's contention that the five linked rings of the modern Olympic Games are a secret tribute to the goddess is also wrong-each set of games was supposed to add a ring to the design but the organizers stopped at five. And his efforts to read goddess propaganda into art, literature, and even Disney cartoons are simply ridiculou ...

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