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Tuesday March 15, 2005
07:45 PM

Our main weapon is surprise...

[ #23668 ]

«The archbishop told Il Giornale: "The book is everywhere. There is a very real risk that many people who read it will believe that the fables it contains are true."»

--Church fights Da Vinci Code novel

For a minute there, I though he was talking about the Bible! Of course, he was talking about something much worse.

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  • When I first heard people arguing against The Da Vinci Code, I thought it was crazy too. This is a fictional novel. But it turns out a lot of people believes the crap in that thing, and as such, it seems worthwhile to point out it is what it is.

    Not that I am gonna spend *my* time doing it. I have more important things to do, like play video games and watch movies.
  • I thought Dan Quayle looked (or was made to look) silly when he attacked (the fictional) Murphy Brown's morals [wikipedia.org], too. But his point was well taken, it was a sign of a change in culture that a profesional character would be portrayed as intentionally becoming a single mom. If he wasn't known for sticking his foot in it, he might have been allowed a cultural allusion without being made to look foolish for it.

    In the instant case, though it is filed and sold as fiction, Dan Brown claims the book to be a thin n

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    Bill
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