If you think The DaVinci Code was funny, you should read "The Templar Legacy", it's out now and a real hoot! The author does make a point of telling the readers what parts of the book are real, and which are fiction. I liked his explanation of how the Templars got so rich and influential. When I finished it, I thought "hmmmm, how soon before this explanation becomes accepted as truth?". Thank goodness we have the real primary document to go to for truths.
posted on 04/17/2006 2:47:16 PM PDT
(People, for God's sake, think for yourselves)
"The author does make a point of telling the readers what parts of the book are real, and which are fiction."
Unlike the NY Times!
Funnier still you should read the story of a guy named Joseph Smith.
posted on 04/17/2006 3:04:30 PM PDT
by fish hawk
There's a quite good novel by Umberto Eco (author of "The Name of the Rose" which became a movie) called "Foucault's Pendulum"...it's sort of "The DaVinci Code" for intelligent people...and has a sort of clever, unusual take on secret societies and conspiracies - has nothing to do with any purported family of Jesus or anything, but does center on the Templars.
It's long, and the first 50 pages are pretty boring, but then it gets good and you'll learn more about the Templars, Assassins, Rosicrucians, Bavarian Illuminati, etc. than you ever wanted to know.
What? Ruin a perfectly good mishmash of pop gnostic ideas that make people a bundle of money and keeps on giving with conspiracy theory after theory, with some perfectly useful and verifiable primary source documents? why....that's just too much like honesty and integrity! Next thing we know, you'll be campaigning for family values!
posted on 04/17/2006 3:14:26 PM PDT
by Knitting A Conundrum
(Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
I liked his explanation of how the Templars got so rich and influential.
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