This just landed in my In Box:
My name is Brendan, I'm 13 and I formerly attended Northridge Prep affiliated with opus dei). You and your colleagues have stated that The Davinci Code attacks the Church and Opus Dei. Not only do I oppose that, but I believe it has given the Church well-needed (not stating that I support the church, just that it's lost popularity) publicity. I am not catholic, however I am an evangelical christian.
The main reasons behind my discernment are the following:
1) I myself am a christian and have read The Davinci Code. I enjoyed it very much, it was a rare thrill-ride.
2) I attended a school were nearly everyone of my teachers was part of opus dei and all my fellow students were part of the pro-life club. Few of the teachers and students had even read the book.
3) Had not you and fellow colleagues written books that were so defensive, the public would not have developed a premonition of opus dei being a dangerous cult.
4) The book has been more of an encouragement for me too study religon and if you are a true christian, then you should know that the truth shall prevail. Once again these defensive books are not helping, it just keeps the little catholic pride that exists going.
5) The character Silas in the book had been nothing but a good reflection on opus dei, he had a genuine love for God and the church.
6) This is a fictional book, Dan Brown simply tried to tell a good story. Like many disputed authors, take for instance Michael Crichton's latest - State Of Fear. Right after completion of his book, I was notified of the latest tsunami crisis and have since been watching history channel specials on tsunamis. Have researched sound cavitation technologies. Dan Brown like crichton simply gives readers the first step to research, it's an encouragement to get involved with religon.
I really would like to explain even more, but I feel you'll get the grasp of my reasoning and although I have harbinger that you'll oppose my philosophy.
I suppose I can hope that it's a spoof. Regardless, I still fear for the future. A "rare thrill ride"? Wow.