[Warning: there are certain to be spoilers in the post and comments, for the one person out there who hasn’t read this book.]
So, I finished the Da Vinci Code. My question for Christians who have read it: didn’t you find it the least bit, as Homer Simpson would say, sacrilicious?
I remember a huge uproar when “The Last Temptation of Christ” came out. Boycotts, picket lines, and violence. It seems to me that there is plenty in this book equally at odds with the traditional view of Jesus. The book even cites the movie as a specific instance of the Mary Magdalene/Grail tale. Yet I don’t recall similar outrage over the book. What gives?
Then again, maybe there was outrage, and I just averted my eyes. Because I didn’t want to know the slightest thing about it, I have avoided all news about the book since I first heard about it.
Anyway, what do the Christians among you think about this book and the things it says? Do you just appreciate it as a good yarn and not get too wound up about the sacrilege? Were you outraged by it? Or what?
See Dubya? Can we hear from you? How about Brotherico?
P.S. And are widespread protests a phenomenon relating more to movies and not to books? Will we see them in May when the movie comes out?
UPDATE: This is an interesting article on the subject. It casts doubt on much of the basis of the novel.