Saturday, September 22, 2007
One of the most boring and disturbing movies I ever partially slept through was the DaVinci Code. It was based on Dan Brown's novel by that name. It was an old theory to me as during the 1980's when I was researching and lecturing on the New Age Movement, there was an identical theme making the rounds by fiction writers posing as "research writers" called Baigent & Laurence, if I remember correctly. They wrote a book, HOLY BLOOD, HOLY GRAIL. They took an unlikely supposition and built assumption upon assumption on it. Here's how the "logic" ran as I recall it from the 1980s:
1. Jewish men in their 30's were usually married.
2. Why wasn't Jesus married? (Never mind that his parents clearly knew his mission -- so did he!)
3. The wedding at Cana must have been Jesus' own -- otherwise, why would his mother care about the wine? (What a break for the bride's parents!)
4. Jesus and his disciples arranged for his death to be faked and he recovered and ran off to southern France with his "bride," Mary Magdalene and raised children who have had their lineages carefully preserved in a cult ready to emerge with true royal blood for the "New Age."
We sort of laughed the theory to death in the 1980s and then it re-emerged with a vengeance with the Dan Brown novel and subsequent movie.
I originally scheduled another distinguished guest for Saturday, but because of Yom Kippor, he had to reschedule. Michael Voris, a popular television/media personality from my neck of the woods is an expert on the DaVinci Code and its errors and as most of you know, I am no slouch on it myself.
Today from 2 to 4 Eastern time, 1 to 3, Central Time, 12 to 2 Mountain Tme, and 11 to 1 Pacific time should be a fascinating discussion. Please join us at http://www.themicroeffect.com/.
Also, I will be a Sunday night guest on John W. Spring's SOUND=OFF, also on http://www.themicroeffect.com/. Join us for that!