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March 27, 2005

On Captain Ed and the Da Vinci Code

Topics: Faith

The Democracy Project has some fine commentary on Captain Ed's piece pegging Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code for what it is, plain ole hyped up Gnosticism.

(...)  the dissemination of false information under the guise of clever truth.  For Captain Ed, it's the book The Da Vinci Code, which appears to be little more than dumbed-down Gnosticism. In that, it's not unlike the works of so-called modern pagans and New Age types, none of whom hold a candle to the real thing (Plato, Marcus Aurelius, et al.), and all of whom prey upon cracks (or chasms) in people's learning to mislead, again, under the guise of heroically squeezing the truth from corrupt institutions and traditions. Dan Brown is little more than a popularized version of Elaine Pagels, whose "discovery" of texts known to every Bible scholar since antiquity was greeted as, again, a blow to corruption and stifling dogma.

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Hat tip - Democracy Project

Posted by Hyscience at March 27, 2005 10:31 PM



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