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Thursday, May 14, 2009



On the other hand, the sheer implausibility of the claims in AAD and DVC might prompt some people to investigate Catholicism more seriously, perhaps even drawing them closer to the Church. That's how it was for me with Opus Dei. I was absolutely flabbergasted by what I heard about the Work from people talking about the DaVinci Code, so I decided to explore it for myself just to see what the fuss was about. I'm now a cooperator with Opus Dei and am very thankful for the formation and spiritual help it has given me. So in a way, Dan Brown has inadvertently helped me become deeper in my faith. Talk about unintended consequences!

Ed Peters

A&D is getting absolutely trashed by some major secular reviewers. Also, they seem to be revising their earlier gushing over TDVC. Interesting.

Charles E Flynn

Charles E Flynn

A wittier review:

Ed Peters

I wonder, is some of the honesty we see in ripping A&D the result of the fact that so many SCIENCE blunders were committed in the plot, such that the press knows that scientists could and would laugh out loud at the film. TDVC, well, thems just clerics, what do they know? But scientists, well, careful boys what you say, they can hit back.

Charles E Flynn

Oops, a "D" from Greydanus:

Howard Richards

Don't worry: There are plenty of books, movies, television shows, etc. that show scientists as corrupt, self-centered, or basically stupid. Even H.G. Wells was guilty of that bias. Just read The First Men in the Moon, where the scientist was blissfully unaware of any use his work might have until a writer(!) clued him in.

Even then, Wells got it wrong. A gravity shield would be much more useful for building a perpetual motion machine. (That is also why it can't work the way Wells wanted it to.)

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