View Poll Results: Do you believe the theory about Mary Magdalene and the Holy Grail?

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Thread: The Da Vinci Code

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    The Da Vinci Code

    I read The Da Vinci Code a while ago, and I want to have a poll of it. The idea about the Holy Grail and Mary Magdalene is shocking to most Christians I'm sure. However, do you believe in that theory? This poll is only for those who read the book.
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    Re: The Da Vinci Code

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    I read The Da Vinci Code a while ago, and I want to have a poll of it. The idea about the Holy Grail and Mary Magdalene is shocking to most Christians I'm sure. However, do you believe in that theory? This poll is only for those who read the book.
    No fear, no vote.
    All of this is entertainment, based loosely on loose facts.
    The truth?
    We may or may not ever know.

    The post's second paragraph makes no sense.
    Who is "they" (I am not in the "they" category) ??

    Relate to us some info on the Korean history, or a link, Thanks.

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    Re: The Da Vinci Code

    I really have no idea, but the fact that Mary M. was indeed apart of Jesus's entourage, as it were, may lead one to see the possibility. Also there are the gospels that were left out of the bible, such as Mary's that many feel was suggestive of a close relationship between Jesus and Mary.

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    Re: The Da Vinci Code

    It is a work . . . of . . . fiction.
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    Re: The Da Vinci Code

    Actually, if you look closely at the introduction, every facts except the plot is said to have been researched and be true. That includes the Priory of Sion
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    Re: The Da Vinci Code

    No, it's a work of fiction based on Holy Blood, Holy Grail, a highly-dubious and highly-criticized book of "research," one that is hampered not least by the fact that the Priory of Sion was invented in the 1950s by some guy making a claim to the French throne (and thus $$$$). There was a medieval order with that name, but they had nothing to do with the claims made up about it.
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    Re: The Da Vinci Code

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    I read The Da Vinci Code a while ago, and I want to have a poll of it. The idea about the Holy Grail and Mary Magdalene is shocking to most Christians I'm sure. However, do you believe in that theory? This poll is only for those who read the book.
    I think that a better book on the subject is Holy Blood, Holy Grail.

    Do I think that Mary Magdalene had Jesus Christ's child? Not unlikely. The historical Jesus was a Jew, and he would have been unlikely to be unmarried at age 33. In fact, I think that the Biblical account of Jesus Christ as a man who never married, never had children, etc., is almost certainly inaccurate.

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    Re: The Da Vinci Code

    I'd love it if it was true.
    But it's fiction sadly.


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    Re: The Da Vinci Code

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    Actually, if you look closely at the introduction, every facts except the plot is said to have been researched and be true. That includes the Priory of Sion
    I feel that this is impossible...
    Man is a consummate liar...
    Even today, with all of our facilities, our pen and pencil, our cameras, if an event were to occur , witnessed by five men, with a 10 day passage of time, the 5 accounts would be so different that one would think that 5 different events occurred.
    Now, flip the history pages back several thousand years, with little to communicate with, accuracy is 99% out the window..

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    Re: The Da Vinci Code

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I think that a better book on the subject is Holy Blood, Holy Grail.

    Do I think that Mary Magdalene had Jesus Christ's child? Not unlikely. The historical Jesus was a Jew, and he would have been unlikely to be unmarried at age 33. In fact, I think that the Biblical account of Jesus Christ as a man who never married, never had children, etc., is almost certainly inaccurate.
    It is 100% tosh. I made a series of 3 documentaries for Discovery back in the 90s in which we interviewed Henry Lincoln (co-author of Holy Blood, Holy Grail, on which the DVC was based) and various protagonists of the myth. The stories have not a single unrefutable piece of evidence to prove their veracity. It is one of the pseudo-historical works of fiction that sell millions because it is dressed up with faux historical method. As Robert McCrum puts it well..

    "There is something called historical evidence - there is something called the historical method - and if you look around the shelves of bookshops there is a lot of history being published, and people mistake this type of history for the real thing. These kinds of books do appeal to an enormous audience who believe them to be 'history', but actually they aren't history, they are a kind of parody of history. Alas, though, I think that one has to say that this is the direction that history is going today..."

    He's spot on. I recently read just over half of a similar cod-historical "non-fiction" book, 1421 by Gavin Menzies purporting to show that the Chinese explored the Americas and Australasia way before Columbus or Tasman. Again, assumptions, assertions and no tangible evidence to substantiate ridiculous claims.

    Enjoy the story as a piece of fiction, nothing more.
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