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  • The Rosslyn Code

    05/20/2011 7:48:16 AM PDT · by Palter · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Slate ^ | May 17 2011 | Chris Wilson
    The real mystery lurking in the chapel where Dan Brown set The Da Vinci Code. From the outside, the Rosslyn Chapel does not look like a suitable place to hide Jesus' head. It's not much bigger than a country church, standing inconspicuously on a small hill in the miniature Scottish town of Roslin, a few miles south of Edinburgh. Its Gothic pinnacles, flying buttresses, and pointed arches have been battered by 500 years of capricious weather, and for years it has been encased in an exoskeleton of scaffolding as restoration efforts plod along. Until recently, it was covered by a...
  • St. Robert mayor endorses Republican candidate Dan Brown for Missouri State Senate

    10/15/2010 7:59:13 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 2 replies
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 10/5/2010 | Darrell Todd Maurina
    SAINT ROBERT, Mo. (Oct. 5, 2010) — Mayors aren’t elected on a partisan political ballot and don’t commonly make political endorsements, but St. Robert Mayor George Sanders made an exception Monday by deciding to endorse State Rep. Dan Brown, a Rolla Republican who is running against State Sen. Frank Barnitz, a Democrat from Dent County, for the 16th State Senate District. “Dr. Brown is the type of leader Missouri needs as we face uncertain economic times,” Sanders said in a prepared statement. “I am convinced that his conservative values and sense of fiscal responsibility will serve us well as our...
  • Pope's 'Revenge' As LA Gets Opus Dei Bishop [Pope's "Revenge" on Hollywood Sodomites!]

    04/06/2010 9:32:34 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 60 replies · 1,296+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | April 06th 2010 | Simon Caldwell
    Pope's 'Revenge' As LA Gets Opus Dei Bishop A member of the radically-orthodox Catholic group Opus Dei has been appointed as the new Archbishop of Los Angeles. By Simon Caldwell 06 Apr 2010 Archbishop Jose Gomez of San Antonio takes questions from the media at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Jose Gomez has been parachuted into the archdiocese of five million to try to lure the increasingly lapsing faithful of southern California back to Church. The appointment was described as the Pope's revenge on Hollywood for filming The Da Vinci Code. Benedict XVI's choice comes after Colombia...
  • John Paul II Attacker Wants to Team With Dan Brown

    01/14/2010 8:08:48 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies · 472+ views
    Agca to Be Released Monday; Interview and Book in FutureROME, JAN. 13, 2010 ( The man who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981 is set to be released Monday from a Turkish prison after serving almost 29 years. He said he has contacted the author of "The Da Vinci Code" for help in writing a book. News of the release of Mehmet Ali Agca, 52, was confirmed by his lawyer, Haci Ali Ozhan. Agca has said once he is free he wants to do two things: visit John Paul II's tomb and write two books, including one about his...
  • Taxpayer funded Smithsonian Museum Support Center off limits to those paying the bills

    09/20/2009 10:23:26 AM PDT · by edcoil · 3 replies · 1,410+ views
    google search | 9-20-09 | edcoil
    Dan Browns new book opens Americans eyes to a new tax payer funded museum only for the government class. "SMSC - Smithsonian Museum Support Center The Smithsonian Museum Support Center (SMSC) is a library that houses over 30 million historical artifacts that are not available for public ..."
  • BREAKING: Dan Brown announces sequel to Da Vinci code. 0bama son of Jesus and Mary Magdalene!

    10/09/2009 11:23:33 AM PDT · by crusadersoldier · 2 replies · 185+ views
    Author Dan Brown confirms he has seen the actual birth certificate in a vault in Hawaii.
  • Life After 'The Da Vinci Code' (Mega-selling author Dan Brown Discusses Loss of Faith as a Child)

    09/28/2009 7:51:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies · 999+ views
    Parade ^ | 9/28/2009 | James Kaplan
    Author Dan Brown is a friendly, normal guy--not the type you'd expect to have created the dark world of The Da Vinci Code. The book, published in 2003, has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide, and the 2006 movie starring Tom Hanks grossed over $758 million. It also generated enormous controversy: Catholic Church leaders denounced its heretical slant and negative portrayal of Opus Dei, a conservative Roman Catholic group. Now, after six-and-a-half years, Brown's newest novel, The Lost Symbol, comes out on Tuesday. Brown, 45, still seems surprised that his book started such a frenzy. He grew up on...
  • Dan Brown's 'Lost Symbol' details local mystery (CIA HQ, Langley, Virginia)

    09/21/2009 4:32:02 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 19 replies · 1,613+ views
    WTOP ^ | 9/21/09 | JJ Greene
    LANGLEY, Va. - Part of the new Dan Brown novel is based on a local mystery. In the introduction to his new best-selling novel, "The Lost Symbol," author Dan Brown lists the following: "In 1991, a document was locked in the safe of the director of the CIA. The document is still there today, its cryptic text includes references to an unknown location underground. The document ... includes the phrase, 'It's buried out there somewhere.'" Brown says the 20-year-old document contains the answers to a 20-year-old mystery. WTOP's National Security Correspondent J.J. Green investigated the claim, and found out it's...
  • 'The Lost Symbol,' Dan Brown's latest novel, sells more than 1 million copies in first day

    09/17/2009 7:32:33 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 17 replies · 766+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Thursday, September 17th 2009, 11:08 AM
    Dan Brown has done it again. In 2003, "The Da Vinci" code author released the must-read novel of the year. Six years later, his sequel "The Lost Symbol" sold more than one million copies in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. on its first day, shattering sales records in adult fiction books and forcing the publisher to rush-print an additional 600,000 copies to meet the demand.
  • "LOST SYMBOL" PICTURES: Masonic Symbols Decoded

    09/17/2009 4:10:25 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 25 replies · 5,363+ views
    nationalgeographic ^ | September 15, 2009 | Brian Handwerk
    The Freemasons' square-and-compasses symbol adorns a wall in Washington, D.C.'s Masonic House of the Temple--the scene of strange rituals in Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown's new book, The Lost Symbol -
  • Record: Brown's new book sells over 1m copies in a day

    09/17/2009 12:52:19 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies · 766+ views
    news ^ | 18 September 2009,
    SAN FRANCISCO: The latest novel from “Da Vinci Code” author Dan Brown, “The Lost Symbol,” broke one-day sales records, its publisher and booksellers said. Readers snapped up over one million hardcover copies across the US, Canada and the UK after it was released on Tuesday, said publisher Knopf Doubleday, a division of Random House. “We are seeing historic, record-breaking sales across all types of our accounts in North America for ‘The Lost Symbol,” said Sonny Mehta, editor-in-chief of Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Random House., the world’s largest online retailer, called the book its bestselling first-day adult...
  • Jaycee Lee Dugard: Inside The Secret World Where She Was Kept Captive For 18 Years

    08/29/2009 1:57:51 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies · 2,255+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | August 29, 2009
    Jaycee Lee Dugard: Inside the secret world where she was kept captive for 18 years For 18 years, this was the chilling secret world where Jaycee Lee Dugard was held captive and gave birth to two daughters - fathered by her abductor. Philip Sherwell 29 Aug 2009 Chilling message hung on a tree Photo: NICK STERN / [Pic in URL] But the ramshackle sheds and tents dotted around the compound behind the home of Phillip and Nancy Garrido in the middle of a working-class Californian district are now yielding their squalid secrets. Extraordinary pictures obtained by The Sunday Telegraph allow...
  • "Angels and Demons: More Demonic than Angelic" Catholic Leader Critical of DaVinci Code Myth

    06/09/2009 12:21:16 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 6 replies · 578+ views ^ | June 9, 2009 | Arlene Sawicki
    Editor's Note: The movie "Angels and Demons" is considered a financial flop in the United States. It must be noted 70% of revenue generated by Hollywood films derives from foreign viewership. See: -- JMZ Disparaging the Catholic Church is the real purpose of the latest Dan Brown/Ron "Opie" Howard movie “Angels and Demons.” Bill Donohue, President of the anti-defamation Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights is demanding a disclaimer as the team who produced "The DaVinci Code" uses the same confusing mix of "fact and fiction" to spin a suspenseful conspiracy tale revolving around a secret ...
  • More of Dan Brown's Fabrications in "Angels and Demons"

    05/29/2009 6:44:05 PM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 14 replies · 1,060+ views
    While Dan Brown's "Angels and Demons" (and the movie version) wasn't as poorly written as The Da Vinci Code, it still has a lot of whoppers. Check it out at
  • Lies, Damned Lies and Dan Brown: Fact-checking Angels & Demons

    05/22/2009 9:10:05 AM PDT · by bdeaner · 57 replies · 1,558+ views
    Catholic Education Resource Center ^ | May 22, 2009 | STEVEN D. GREYDANUS
    In a Q&A billed as an “interview” on his own website, Brown writes “My goal is always to make the character’s [sic] and plot be so engaging that readers don’t realize how much they are learning along the way.” Or how much misinformation they’re absorbing. Quick, how did Copernicus die? Dan Brown readers "know" the answer: "Outspoken scientists like Copernicus" were "murdered by the church for revealing scientific truths," according to a tag-team history lesson by Harvard "symbolist" Robert Langdon and CERN director Maximilian Kohler in Angels & Demons, the predecessor to Brown's blockbuster sequel, The Da Vinci Code. On...
  • It's Jesus or Dan Brown

    05/21/2009 6:47:26 AM PDT · by rhema · 26 replies · 886+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 05/20/2009 | Ross Douthat
    The movie treatment of his novel, 'Angels and Demons,' is cleaning up at the box office this week. The sequel to 'The Da Vinci Code,' due out in November, might buoy the publishing industry through the recession. And if you want to understand the state of American religion, you need to understand why so many people love Dan Brown. It isn't just that he knows how to keep the pages turning. That's what it takes to sell a million novels. But if you want to sell 100 million, you need to preach as well as entertain — to present a...
  • Opie vs. the Vatican

    05/10/2009 3:24:54 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 25 replies · 1,051+ views ^ | May 10, 2009 | Jim Slotek
    ROME -- The buffer zone can be wafer thin in this Eternal City between two warring parties, the Vatican and (to use Hollywood-speak) "the people who brought you The Da Vinci Code." ----- [snip] ----- In Angels & Demons -- which opens Friday in theatres nationwide -- Hanks once again plays symbologist Robert Langdon, who's once again solving a secret-society mystery that strikes to the core of the Roman Catholic church. A sample of anti-matter from the CERN physics lab in Switzerland has been smuggled into the Vatican, and an assassin has promised to kill each of the four cardinals...
  • Devil Is in Fictitious Details in Howard's 'Demons'

    04/27/2009 11:35:50 AM PDT · by holy joe · 19 replies · 978+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 4-27-09 | James Hirsen
    Ron Howard has been doing his best Opie impression while running around claiming that his upcoming movie, “Angels & Demons,” is not anti-Christian or anti-Catholic. Howard is in denial and perhaps a bit distracted by the box-office. In the film, the Catholic Church and the Vatican are depicted as secretive, conspiratorial, ignorant, and violent.

    04/21/2009 8:48:34 AM PDT · by kellynla · 131 replies · 4,108+ views
    Catholic League ^ | April 21, 2009 | staff
    Ron Howard, director of “Angels & Demons,” the movie version of Dan Brown’s book by that name, attacked Catholic League president Bill Donohue yesterday on the Huffington Post. Referring to a booklet on the movie that Donohue authored, “Angels & Demons: More Demonic than Angelic,” (click here) Howard wrote: “Mr. Donohue’s booklet accuses us of lying when our movie trailer says the Catholic Church ordered a brutal massacre to silence the Illuminati centuries ago. It would be a lie if we had ever suggested our movie is anything other than a work of fiction….” Howard also said that “most in...
  • Vatican plots battle with Dan Brown over Da Vinci Code sequel

    04/08/2009 7:54:05 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 115 replies · 3,006+ views
    The Times ^ | March 24, 2009 | Richard Owen
    It was described as a “phantasmagorical cocktail of inventions”, a “masonic plot” and a “pot pourri of lies”. Now a nervous Vatican is braced for the sequel to The Da Vinci Code and the return of its nemesis, Dan Brown. Angels & Demonsis the latest Brown thriller to be turned into a film, and already the Catholic Church is agonising over how best to respond: to urge the faithful to boycott the film, or to ignore it? The Vatican and the Italian Catholic Church condemned The Da Vinci Codein its book and film version, but some church officials argued that...