This is hilarious: the Vatican has appointed a cardinal to speak out against Dan Brown’s novel “The Da Vinci Code”.
They must be pretty unsure of their followers if they suspect them to be led off the way by a novel.
” “This book is a sack full of lies against the Church, against the real history of Christianity and against Christ himself,” said Bertone, archbishop of northern Genoa.
The central tenet of the book is that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and had children. Christians are taught that Jesus never married, was crucified and rose from the dead.
“We can’t keep quiet about the truth when faced with all the lies and all the inventions in this book,” Bertone said.
“Some of the gross falsehoods include the treatment of the death and the resurrection of Christ, which is the central mystery of Christianity,” he said.”
Of course there’s all kinds of falsehoods (not that they could prove them wrong, mind you – that’s why it’s called “faith”) – IT’S FICTION, FOR GODS SAKE! (oops – sorry…)
“I have arrived too late. Millions of copies have been sold. I can’t hope to slow down sales but at least to prompt a critical response,” he said.
Yeah, isn’t it a pity that you can’t just burn it, like in the good ole days? Sheesh….
” Bertone is so incensed about the novel that he will be the key speaker at a roundtable in Genoa on Wednesday night attempting to dismantle the book, which also claims the Church suppressed the female role in Christianity.
He rejected the assertion, saying: “The role of women in the Church is a primary one, starting from Mary, the mother of God.””
Yes. I’m sure all the female priests will agree with him on that.