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"On Saturday we head to Spokane to visit with close friends for a few days, then on to Plains, Montana to attend my parents' 40th wedding anniversary....."

That's assuming you haven't lost the will to live after watching the "Da Vinci Code."

Have a great weekend!


By the way: I'm glad that somebody has finally got round to the long-overdue debunking of Danielle Steele. Millions have been deceived into believing that that woman's error-ridden writings are based on truth. A very worthwhile project.

Frank Walton

Does anyone know if The Da Vinci Hoax DVD be available at netflix.com?




As I've never read anything by Danielle Steele- what's wrong with her novels? I always took her to be a schlock writer of romatic soap opera novel. Something like Barabra Craightright



Xavier: she is. When Carl said that his next project was to debunk Danielle Steele, I assumed he was writing tongue-in-cheek, and responded in the same vein.

I realize that our attempts at humour can sometimes miss the mark when we are communicating electronically, instead of face-to-face.


Thanks good point. I guess I've become rather earnest whenever someone wants to debunk a wellknown authour of totally harmless literature.

Well gott retain that sense of humour ;)



Unfortunately for the writers and readers of The da Vinci Hoax, the book attempts to "debunk" Brown by quoting unproven stories, giving rather obvious misrepresentations, and actually stating blatant lies already proven historically inaccurate. There's worse out there though, one book attempts to debunk stories that talk about the fallacies of the Bible by using the Bible itself as evidence, quoting what it says as proof that the words are true. That just makes no bloody sense, using the book in question as evidence that the book is accurate by reading unproven stories contained within.
All that said, The da Vinci code is a fictional story, and many of the items being debunked are parts of the story referring to the fictional characters involved. Those are about the only ones that The da Vinci Hoax successfully debunked. Everything else shown obtained through research and actually believed to be true, well, there doesn't seem to be much that adequately debunks anything in this rather amusing little read. Quoting stories isn't a very effective way of proving something wrong, and this was one of the worst attempts at doing so. It seems to focus solely on solidifying the ground of those who are already disbelieving, already set in their beliefs and don't need an evidentiary backing, won't change their opinions and mind-sets regardless of facts shown. By stating that these people founded this land and not another group as stated by someone else, it doesn't prove the person wrong. Where is the evidence backing up the claims that Brown was telling lies? I see nothing within this book to prove much wrong. I find Christians and Atheists alike disappointed in the lack of factual representation within The da Vinci Hoax, it was a true disappointment, with everything contained regarding the "evidence" about Magdalene, claims about paganism already known as false, the Priory of Sion where this book changes creation dates, the wholly inaccurate lines about the Templar Knights, and the constant web of lies regarding early Christianity...there are more facts in the fictional The da Vinci Code than in this book that fails miserably in its attempt to debunk it. A true disappointment indeed, I was hoping for a history book proving facts, and ended up with more fictional stories pretending to be true.

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