Why is the Vatican so bent out of shape over the Davinci Code? If they wanted to show Catholics worldwide that Dan Brown’s speculation is mere myth, they would not be parading around saying “it’s not true! it’s not true!”. Come on folks, give me a break. Do you really think Opus Dei is not a freak cult? Ask people who know about the Opus Dei, and they’ll tell you it’s not your run-of-the-mill Catholic Group.
So why all this fuss from the Catholic Church? Simple, because the richest organization in the world is in danger of losing control over their followers. It is not a new belief that Jesus married Mary, brought children into the world, which later mingled with French blood, thus creating the Merovingian bloodline. And in fact, there are volumes of controversial writing dating back thousands of years that conclude Christ was alive as late as the year 45.
To me, it is embarrasing that the Vatican would take such a strong opposition to this Da Vinci code mess. What part of “A work of fiction” don’t they understand. Their intense reaction to this is a testament to their fear of it. One can not claim to know an alternative truth of Christ, but likewise, one can not claim to know the full story of Christ by reading a much-edited, much re-worked Bible.
In Aho’s dissemination of writings and controversies from the past centuries, one can clearly see that there is nothing for certain in the life of Christ. His existence is held as fact, but his purpose, lifespan and teachings are all very cloudy. We can know this from understanding how different religions see Christ. Muslim viewpoints claim that Christ was not ressurected, but most certainly was a prophet. They report his miracles. Jews as well see Christ as a powerful prophet, yet they wait for the coming of another messiah.
So, undoubetedly over the past thousands years, other thoughts on the life of Chirst have materialized, and subsequently been supressed. This lashing out against a work of fiction by the Vatican, is a sign of their impending doom. A human race in spiraling intellectual advance is parralelled by an urge to learn a closer truth; an urge to objectivism, and a broader capacity for senses. A “way” less poignantly dogmatic, less dramatic and more understanding of the human race. The Bible is considered by many, one of the the best “stories” of all time, and it should be recognized as such since it is truly a compilation of parables that lead readers to a conclusion about life, and how it should be lived.
It is my hope that humans will allow religious faith to intertwine with the foundations of scientific discovery and see the power in understanding the connection between the human body, and the Earth. European conquerors should have come to the New World as the student, rather than the “teacher”. It’s only a matter of time that the homo sapiens will be forced to recognize the importance of the earth in “religion”.
My advice to the Vatican, which seems hell-bent on the destruction of dissenting voices, is this: the time for truth is coming, please don’t hinder it. Please tell your priests, bishops and cardinals to stop acting as politicians in a time when religious faith is under fire from the realism of science.