Monday, July 24, 2006

The Da Vinci Code's Logical Conclusion

First we had The Da Vinci Code. I heard this a week or two ago and wondered when the story would break: now Simon & Schuster is about to publish a book by a woman claiming to be a descendant of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Kathleen McGowan, a 43-year-old mother of three, has written a "partly autobiographical novel" staking her claim. The press notes, "She has offered no proof of her heritage but said she had traced it to an ancient French lineage that claimed to trace its roots to the pair." The enormous publisher says it believes her story. (Roll eyes.) "Digby Halsby [I did not invent this name - BJ], of Simon & Schuster's UK division, said Ms McGowan had been working on the book since 1989 and thus predated Dan Brown's efforts. " Which would make it seven years after the publication of Holy Blood, Holy Grail, the pseudohistory behind Dan Brown's novel, which I discussed here. Again, from my memory, it has no footnote for any of its "Jesus" theories, few at all. one in the McGowan family mentioned to her growing up that she was related to That Man who founded all the buildings with the steeples and onion domes??

And they say we religious people have a ridiculous amount of faith?


Blogger Jean-Michel said...

Didn't her french lineage tracked back in fact to the Roman soldier that the "Life of Brian" (Monthy Python) proves definitely (it's true : I have seen it on TV!) to be the real father of the messianic man who's relics people are following.

Remember "the gourd, follow the gourd!"
"No, the sandal, follow the sandal!"


wonderfull path to faith, not?


2:58 PM  
Blogger americanorthodox said...

Surely, you're not surprised, especially given all the people who have "remembered" their "past lives," and how they're all princesses and royalty.

10:17 AM  

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