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Postby acsguitar » Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:40 pm

So being the 6,129,974,242 person to read this book, I must say that it is awesome...Extremely interesting.

As a person who grew up going to Catholic school for 12 years I have to see this book is extremely awesome.

I'm pretty much half way through.

This book makes me want to research the actual history that made the book.

My lifelong goal is now to find the holy grail.
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Postby Simulacrum » Tue Feb 07, 2006 6:02 pm

I hear very little of that book is actually based on fact. Like next to nothing actually. I was ready to renounce God myself after reading it, he certainly paints a very convincing picture.

It's a great book though acs, glad you enjoyed it too. I refuse to go overboard about yet another book here so I'm going to shut up now. :-X

Can't wait for the movie. Tom Hanks is going to excel in that role I think ;-D
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Feb 07, 2006 6:09 pm

_Simulacrum_ wrote:I hear very little of that book is actually based on fact. Like next to nothing actually. I was ready to renounce God myself after reading it, he certainly paints a very convincing picture.

It's a great book though acs, glad you enjoyed it too. I refuse to go overboard about yet another book here so I'm going to shut up now. :-X

Can't wait for the movie. Tom Hanks is going to excel in that role I think ;-D


i watched the special on it on TV and it was about 50/50. Alot of the Da Vinci stuff is fact though.

Although the Las Supper Painting is very telling IMO.

The Knife, the neck slicing gesture, the V etc..

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Postby Red Stripe » Tue Feb 07, 2006 6:10 pm

_Simulacrum_ wrote:I hear very little of that book is actually based on fact. Like next to nothing actually. I was ready to renounce God myself after reading it, he certainly paints a very convincing picture.

It's a great book though acs, glad you enjoyed it too. I refuse to go overboard about yet another book here so I'm going to shut up now. :-X

Can't wait for the movie. Tom Hanks is going to excel in that role I think ;-D


But Simulcrum, I want to hear your views on Dune and The Gunslinger O:-) :-D
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Postby j24jags » Tue Feb 07, 2006 6:17 pm

it was a great book
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Postby Phatferd » Tue Feb 07, 2006 6:20 pm

I wanna read Confederacy of Dunces...Just thought you all would want to know.
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Postby knapplc » Tue Feb 07, 2006 6:34 pm

As soon as you get done reading the Da Vinci Code and if you still believe it's true, PM me - I have this great bridge I want to sell you. ;-D

There was a good discussion on this book over in the Football Cafe- that is, a good discussion until it got locked.
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Postby theclefe » Tue Feb 07, 2006 6:44 pm

I am 1/3 of the way in. It hasn't really hooked me yet.
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Feb 07, 2006 6:44 pm

knapplc wrote:As soon as you get done reading the Da Vinci Code and if you still believe it's true, PM me - I have this great bridge I want to sell you. ;-D

There was a good discussion on this book over in the Football Cafe- that is, a good discussion until it got locked.


I'm not saying its all true.

I'm saying its very interesting and makes me want to dive deeper into the subject.

Personally I believe 0% of what the Catholic church teaches. Unfortunately finding the truth is pretty hard considering the Catholic Church is so powerful.

Now is the story true? No?

However, some of the points made are very interesting and I'd like to dive a little deeper into it.
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Postby knapplc » Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:01 pm

acsguitar wrote:I'm not saying its all true.

I'm saying its very interesting and makes me want to dive deeper into the subject.

Personally I believe 0% of what the Catholic church teaches. Unfortunately finding the truth is pretty hard considering the Catholic Church is so powerful.

Now is the story true? No?

However, some of the points made are very interesting and I'd like to dive a little deeper into it.

I wouldn't take my word for anything - I'm just some guy on the Internet with an opinion. :-D

I firmly agree with your statement above - go research it, "dive a little deeper into it" and make an informed opinion on your own.

As for the writing and the story - it's not bad. I hear Angels and Demons is better, but I haven't read it.

Good luck with your research! If you need any info let me know - I've done a ton on my own, including actually going to Paris and touring the sites in the book, looking at the physical stuff.

St. Sulpice is a beautiful church, BTW. ;-D
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