Sunday, March 05, 2006

Dan Brown, defender of the faith

You may know Dan Brown, the author of "The DaVinci Code". The plot is built partly around the idea of a conspiracy to hide the "fact" that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married and that their children form a sort of royal bloodline. Of course Christians all over have been offended and angry about this best selling novel (which of course they had to buy and read, I am sure).

Well, now Dan is being sued for plagiarism. He's been unsuccessfully sued once before for the same thing. It looks like a pretty weak suit. But in recent interviews he said, "Suggesting a married Jesus is one thing, but questioning the Resurrection undermines the very heart of Christian belief." It turns out he considers himself a committed Christian. I think he clearly doesn't understand what that means. But I thought that was an ironic quote that I would like to pass on to all of you.