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PhilVaz

CrazyPerson: "Why would he debate with you? Your noise sells more of his books!"

Why won't Dan Brown debate Carl Olson, preferably on CNN Larry King Live? Because Dan Brown does not want his own head handed to him on a silver platter.

A good runner up for best debate would be maybe tag team Picknett / Prince vs. Charles Nicholl / Elizabeth Lev.

http://www.bringyou.to/apologetics/LeonardoLastSupper.htm

Phil P

xavier

Phil:
Or have Sandra skewer him for his laughably ignorant knowledge of medieval legends.

xavier

MLC

Xavier, Dan Brown debating Sandra would be a joy to behold. I might end up feeling sorry for the poor guy. LOL.

MLC

Xavier, Dan Brown debating Sandra would be a joy to behold. I might end up feeling sorry for the poor guy. LOL.

MLC

Sorry for the double post. Not quite sure what happened there.

Project9

You people seem to be missing one little fact in your "debunking myths" frenzy: if there's someone who is really sure that the DVC is fiction that would be Dan Brown ... so what would be the point of the debate?

Religious Person: Dan you're a liar, the curator of the Louvre is not named Sauniere.

Dan Brown: I know, the book is a novel.

Religious Person: If i wrote a book about your family ...

Dan Brown: It'd still be a novel.

Carl Olson

Typical of Catholic-bashers everywhere, Project9 continues to ignore the many statements by Dan Brown emphasizing his "research" and his "facts."

As one example out of many possible, consider what occurred on "Good Morning America" in November 2003. Charles Gibson asked Dan Brown (after Brown had gone and on about his "research" and trips to Europe, etc.): "If you were writing it [the novel] as a non-fiction book, how would it have been different?"

Brown: "I don't think it would have. I began the research for TDVC as a skeptic. I entirely expected, as I researched the book, to disprove this theory, and after numerous trips to Europe, and about two years of research, I really became a believer."

A "believer." Yep, sounds like a simple, straight-forward case of a novelist writing pure entertainment, free of any agenda or intent to influence how people view Christianity, the Catholic Church, Jesus Christ, and much more.

Project9

I've been called quite a few things ... but a "Catholic Basher" ? Come on Carl Olson, let's raise the maturity levels a bit a drop the name calling.

You want to think that Dan Brown is pushing forward a worldwide conspiracy to overthrow the Catholic Church and put in its place a female worship, porn loving cult? Fine, you're entitled to your opinions. But you'll need much more than Brown's sales pitches if you want to prove anything ... but now that i think about it, why do you need proofs when you got faith? right?

Carl Olson

** You want to think that Dan Brown is pushing forward a worldwide conspiracy to overthrow the Catholic Church and put in its place a female worship, porn loving cult **

I don't know where the "worldwide conspiracy" and "porn loving cult" parts came from (I've never used such silly terms), but here is what Dan Brown has said, first on his website:

"Two thousand years ago, we lived in a world of Gods and Goddesses. Today, we live in a world solely of Gods. Women in most cultures have been stripped of their spiritual power. The novel touches on questions of how and why this shift occurred…and on what lessons we might learn from it regarding our future."

And then in July 17, 2003, interview with CNN, Brown emphasized this point more than once, stating, "In the early days . . . we lived in a world of gods and goddesses. . . . Every Mars had an Athena. The god of war had the goddess of beauty; in the Egyptian tradition, Osiris and Isis. ... And now we live in a world solely of gods. The female counterpart has been erased." He continues: "It’s interesting to note that the word ‘god’ conjures power and awe, while the word ‘goddess’ sounds imaginary." Then, revealing his understanding of how his novel might affect "traditional" Christians, he remarks, "There are some people in the church for whom this book is a little bit shocking. But the reaction from the vast majority of clergy and Christian scholars has been positive." He adds: "Nuns, in particular, are exceptionally excited about the strong feminist message of the book."

Project9

Quoting Dan Brown's sales pitches won't bring you closer to your goal.

Sandeep

Its okay if you write a stupid novel on a human being... but here Dan has twisted the life of Jesus our Lord and tried to mock his name, which is very bad according to me. Jesus came to this earth as a human being... was hanged on the cross... he died for our sins... and rose up again on the third day... Even though we know all that he has done for us, insted of worshiping him and giving him respect, there are people who try to defile his name.

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