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Sunday, May 28, 2006

A Gnostic Cleric Objects to Dan Brown

A couple of days ago, I blogged that not only was The Da Vinci Code a slap at orthodox Christianity but it was also a misrepresentation of the gnostic philosophy it supposedly espouses. Here is that post.

I was very interested to get the following comment:

I am glad that you both had the realization and wrote about it. One (filled in) Gospel of Philip quote does not a Gnostic make.

Brown is as Gnostic as he is Catholic. And I don't know if he is more of an ignoramus or someone able to push peoples buttons and pull people's stings.

Just thought you might appreciate a confirmation from a Gnostic.

I love it. An honest-to-goodness Gnostic agrees with me about Brown's book. I was fascinated to find out more about my commenter. Go here and here.

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Anonymous said...

I found a handy guide on the internets about the Dan Brown book here:

It talks about the gnostic beliefs in this question (among others):

Q: In fact, didn't the Gnostics believe the opposite of what Brown imputes to them - that Christ was never even partially human? Didn't the Gnostics, in fact, regard all created matter as evil, which extended to complete disapproval of sexual reproduction?
A: The point is, the Pope hates women.

scott adle

Rev. Troy said...

Glad to be of service. So many people today are simply concerned with pushing their agendas or 'winning' arguments, that they will buy into what they want to believe. If there is an '-ism' in DB's work it isn't Gnosticism, it is probably Solipsism. Though Solipsism-lite, I guess. ;)

Anonymous: Very funny.
Thanks for the link.

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