Wednesday, March 16, 2005


Vatican is upset with The Da Vinci code and calls it shameless and unfounded lies. But its one of the best seller of the times. Dan Brown's extraordinary story-telling skills are too good to be ignored and Vatican's such belated calls are sure to fall into deaf ears.
The book, which excellently explains or may be weaves a story behind every Da Vinci painting, ends on a note about the child that Jesus had with Mary Magdalene. The descriptions are too realistic to be disbelieved. And precisely, that's the reason why Vatican is jittery.
But come to think of it, how many such scandals keep roaming around about Hinduism and has it gone around making a hue and cry asking people to stop reading it (apart from a few fanatical organisation who act for political gains at times). That's the strenth of the religion.. TOLERANCE.


Blogger Arattai Ambujammal said...

If someone out there has read Dan Brown's worthy predecessor "Angels and Demons", they would be less surprised with "The Da Vinci Code". The former book is centered around The Vatican too, with a Pope whose death and past is quite intriguing. Da Vinci Code probably sold more because of the conservative wave in the U.S. in these Bush years. Some Catholic priets added to the sales by degrading the book on cable TV.
To me, "The Da Vinci Code" was more appealing as the suspense held tight till the end. Or, may be like many a reader, I read "The Da Vinci Code" first.

11:11 PM  
Blogger Arattai Ambujammal said...

There is definitely a lot of sensitive reaction after the Da Vinci Code.. a couple of days ago, a theatre actress who played the part of Jesus was being criticized by the some members of the clergy on cable TV. Some Christians have also become touchy about the "feministic" views expressed about early Christianity in the Da Vinci Code. Never was religion so popular. The book has created waves for sure.
As for me, I was thinking of all those girls who were dressed up as Krishna for "Theeratha Vilayaattu Pillai" dances in schools. Didn't the famous dancer Kamala play the part in a movie for that song?

9:47 AM  

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