The Da Vinci Hoax
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Hoax: Exposing the Errors in The Da Vinci Code (Paperback)
People who do not read serious books are reading The Da Vinci Code, and for many it is the closest to a "real" book they will ever come. There is an odd assumption, detectable even among some professed Christians, that Dan Brown's book would not have been published, would not have become a best-seller, if it were not true.
If Brown offered his Da Vinci Code arguments in the form of a historical treatise, they would be dismissed as sheer fantastic speculation. But he invites the public to accept the book as history and then, if challenged, retreats to saying "but it's just a story".
If you think The Da Vinci Code--the foundations of which are a synthesis of Holy Blood, Holy Grail, The Templar Revelation, The Chalice and the Blade, Drawing Down the Moon, and the works of Margaret Starbird and other marginalized and/or discredited books--accurately depicts what really went on in Western history (which no serious person does who has any familiarity with the available materials), then you will not like any of the books debunking Dan Brown's ridiculous book, least of all this one. But if you want to find out what really happened, this gives as complete an accounting as you'll find anywhere.
In an often unrecognized way, the passion that drives debates about The Da Vinci Code has more to do with abortion and homosexuality than it does with the origins of Christianity. New Age religiosity invites people to make up their own deities, and The Da Vinci Code invites them to invent their own history, to replace the Gospel of Jesus Christ with scriptures that cater to contemporary preoccupations like feminism.
It is more than ironic that so much obloquy has been heaped on Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, which is based almost entirely on the New Testament, while many of the people who excoriate the film see nothing wrong with The Da Vinci Code.
This book is the real friend of those seeking the truth because it gives you the real facts of Christianity's history, the real beliefs of primitive Christians, the real facts about the Gospels and the Gnostic gospels, Mary Magdalene, and a lot of other things which appear in The Da Vinci Code. Only this book is not fiction
Carl E. Olson and Sandra Miesel have done a superb and meticulous job of dissecting the fraud that is The Da Vinci Code. Not only Christians, but all fair-minded people owe them a debt of gratitude.
You can see this book at Amazon.com for about $10+ HERE