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Postby Siouxsie » Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:40 am

All I want is a percentage number.
NOT an explanation!

I don't want THIS thread locked because others can't play fair.
(I'm sure it's been discussed before ..)
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Postby Siouxsie » Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:42 am

I tried to do a Poll .. but it didn't work.

My question is:

from 0 % - 100 % .. how much do YOU believe is true ?
judge me if you must !
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Postby Redskins Win » Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:46 am

Siouxsie wrote:I tried to do a Poll .. but it didn't work.

My question is:

from 0 % - 100 % .. how much do YOU believe is true ?


ZERO %
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Postby SniperShot » Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:50 am

1%
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Re: DaVinci Code - by: Dan Brown

Postby knapplc » Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:53 am

Siouxsie wrote:All I want is a percentage number.
NOT an explanation!

I don't want THIS thread locked because others can't play fair.
(I'm sure it's been discussed before ..)

It takes how many to tango?
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Postby VaderFin » Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:10 am

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Postby josebach » Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:13 am

Siouxsie wrote:I tried to do a Poll .. but it didn't work.

My question is:

from 0 % - 100 % .. how much do YOU believe is true ?


Maybe 50%, but this could be way high or way low. I say this because it's impossible to know. The historical records aren't accurate enough. One thing I did not like about it was that the "historian" in the book made statements and presented arguments as indisputable even though in real life academic circles they aren't. Then again, the book is a fictional story, so I guess it really boils down to a question of faith.

If you choose to read the book, I would also suggest you visit the many web sites refuting it. It's always a good idea to be familiar with both sides of a debate.
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Postby knapplc » Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:16 am

Siouxsie wrote:I tried to do a Poll .. but it didn't work.

My question is:

from 0 % - 100 % .. how much do YOU believe is true ?


0% true.

Here's my explanation (I know, I'm a bad boy...)

I watched a great show on the History channel detailing the Priory of Sion - it's 100% bogus. Les Dossier secrets (what an absurd name!) were fabricated by some Frenchman who was an afficianado of secret societies, and were written most likely in 1967.

It doesn't stand to reason that a SECRET SOCIETY that has lasted for nearly 2,000 years would leave clues to their existence for people to see. If they wanted to remain hidden, why leave clues? If they didn't want to remain hidden, then why hide in the first place?

The Last Supper - there is no "M" in it at all. If you trace a line around Jesus and the disciple on His right you actually get a fair representation of the constellation Cassiopeia. Further, there are 12 people sitting there with Jesus at the table - if one of them is Mary Magdalene, where is the 12th disciple? Why paint a painting without him? Doesn't make much sense, does it?

I was just in Paris last Fall and took the walking tour based on The Da Vinci Code. Obviously Brown had never visited Paris before writing the book. The route Robert Langdon allegedly drove from his hotel to the Louvre goes right through les Jardin des Tuilleries - up and down steps and (apparently) through a steel post. Hardly realistic. Further, the paintings allegedly moved off their moorings to set off the alarms and gates would be impossible for one man to move - they're freakin' huge!

St. Sulpice, where the nun is murdered and where the "Rose Line" runs, is just about entirely bunged up. There is NO WAY Silas murders anyone with any of the candlesticks from the altar - they're four feet tall and solid brass, and they probably weigh over 100lbs each. The obelisk and the line running through it are solar calendars, not meridians. I must say, though, that it is a magnificent church.

I could go on. The whole book is based on extremely flimsy "evidence" and IMO was never meant to be taken seriously. It is obviously a work of fiction and in no way true.

I highly recommend that you go to Paris and take the Da Vinci Code Walking Tour. Ask for Connie when you call. She does a fantastic job, and she's pretty cute. ;-D
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Postby footballchick23 » Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:17 am

20%....some of it is based on fact, but a lot is just speculation and lore. All around an entertaining read though...however, I liked Angels and Demons waaaaay more!
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Postby josebach » Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:18 am

footballchick23 wrote:20%....some of it is based on fact, but a lot is just speculation and lore. All around an entertaining read though...however, I liked Angels and Demons waaaaay more!


ditto
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