Yesterday I went to see the Da Vinci Code. As you all know there has been a great deal of hype around this movie. The Catholic church was upset. Readers of the novel wondered if it would live up to the book itself (which I partially read). The film had the same affect on me as the book. I got bored with it. I just so wanted to speed up the projector at the same speed I flipped through the pages. Let's get to the end why don't we!
Mary Magdalene had a little lamb. And, her baby's daddy was Jesus Christ. This is the core of the story told in The Davinci Code. Yup, in this story Jesus gets hitched to Mary Magdelene and has a baby. Thereby, producing a bloodline from the son of god. Miss Girl WAS the holy grail!
Now, the Catholic church wants to keep this secret. Why you ask? Well, they want to be the only holders of the key to heaven. If you was raised a good Christian you would know the only way into heaven is to accept Jesus Christ as your lord and savior and doing some other things called sacraments, you will get beyond the velvet ropes at the heavenly gates and live a cute life in heaven.
Those guys with the funny hats in the vatican aint stupid. They knew if you drop Mary Magdelene's name at the door you'll get in. They don't want that. They only want St. Pete to have the guest list at the door.
So the reason behind the vatican lead conspiracy is to keep Ms. Magdalene out of the picture. I can't go on with explaining the story. Either read the book, watch the number of pseudo-documentaries about it on the History channel or go see the movie.
What I kept shaking my head at was the notion that the search for the truth about Jesus and his life would really matter. I mean let's be real. Like the Christian faith would update. The Mormons get grief for trying to update the greatest story ever told.
The greatest story ever told is done. This tale has no room for revision, addendums, or additions. Just imagine the recall on all those bibles out there. And, let's not get into the continuing-ed-bible-classes that would have to be offered. Like the church won't claim anything against its dogma is being sent by the ultimate bad boy, Satan.
The church knows it would be an opening of a can of worms. What if it comes out they lied about other things. Imagine the possibility if lies about woman being subservant, or gays being an abomination or it coming out you can dis mom or dad were exposed. They [Pope et al] not have it. The fame and power is too good to give up. Ask the other Madonna of dance song hit, "Holiday", fame about it.
What would have been really radical about this idea about a living Jesus-bloodline is if the author would have told all of us is that we are ALL the true heirs of being the child of god and we ALL hold the capability of being capable of miracles. Imagine if we all hold the keys to heaven. No middle man needed.