Skip to comments."Da Vinci Code" Author Dan Brown: Our Planet Would be "Absolutely Fine" Without Religion
Posted on 10/04/2017 6:05:45 PM PDT by marshmallow
Bestselling author Dan Brown, whose book "The Da Vinci Code" made him an international star as well as a target of religious groups for the book's portrayal of Christianity, says the world would be okay without religion, in an interview with Tony Dokoupil for CBS' "Sunday Morning," to be broadcast October 1.
"The Da Vinci Code" is one of the bestselling novels of all time, and has spawned a movie franchise. His latest book, "Origin," like his others, weaves codes, religion, science and history, while putting God on the edge of extinction.
Despite the controversy his works stir up, Brown says he's "absolutely not" anti-Catholic, adding that religion does a lot of good.
"Traditionally, all the gods fall. And my question is, are we naïve to believe that the gods of today will not suffer the same fate," Brown says.
"Would that lead to a better planet?" Dokoupil asks Brown.
"I personally believe that our planet would be absolutely fine without religion, and I also feel we are evolving in that direction," Brown says.
Brown opens up to Dokoupil about his writing; the influence his parents had on his work; and the criticism he's faced from fellow blockbuster author Stephen King, who called Brown's writing the intellectual equivalent of "mac and cheese."
"I like mac and cheese," Brown tells Dokoupil. "We would all like to say, we, 'Eh, I don't read my reviews. I don't mind getting a bad review. It doesn't hurt.' I think that's a lie. I'm trying to write books that taste like ice cream but have the nutrition of vegetables. I'm not trying to emulate William Faulkner. I never said I was."
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[I personally believe that our planet would be absolutely fine without religion, and I also feel we are evolving in that direction,” Brown says. ]
Yeah, were doing “great”.
That way the paradise that is North Korea could cover the entire planet.
Our planet would be absolutely fine without Dan Brown, too.
[ “Da Vinci Code” Author Dan Brown: Our Planet Would be “Absolutely Fine” Without Religion ]
Seems there was someone who said “Yea, hath God not said?
Atheistic governments are a good example of what life would be like and it wouldn’t be pleasant.
Considering he is the Trope Namer for Dan Browned he might just want to shut up.
Dan Browned - Have you ever picked up a work by a creator who claims (or strongly implies) that his writing is based on through and careful research, only to discover what you are actually holding is a steaming pile of lazy assumptions and outright lies?
Our world would be even more awesome without the political theocratic nations of Islam or godless Communism.
Damn atheist selling anti-Christian conspiracy theories isn’t good for this world, neither.
A toxin. A poison in the well.
Next time he has a medical emergency, tell him he CAN’T go to ANY facility that was founded by a Religious Organization, even if they are secular now.
In Boston alone, that would preclude St. Elizabeth’s, The Carney, Beth Israel, New England Deaconess, New England Baptist, and several others.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Most Charitable Organizations involved in Disaster Relief were also founded by religious people.
Absolutely FRE...... flowing in the spirit of satan
Padre Pio phrased it a bit differently, but hey, what did he know? /sarc
Gee, he wrote an anti-Christian book, what a surprise.
He speaks like a man whose religion is materialistic humanism.
Well bless your heart Mr. Brown. Isnt that special.
I’d like Mr Brown to define “fine” and what standards he uses to make that determination.
The truth of Jesus Christ is definitely needed.
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