Is the Da Vinci Code dangerous? No or yes.
If it is read strictly as a work of fiction then no it’s not. The problem is that most of the readers will have a hard time separating fact from fiction. In this day of pseudo spirituality this book can cause the uniformed to be led down a dangerous path. The societies and rituals in the book may be based on fact but the way they are presented is far from the true reality.
The Da Vinci Code will soon be made into a movie; this on top of the 17 million copies printed will deceive more gullible people. People are looking for something to titillate their imagination and this book will certainly do that. Is it just a novel? Yes it is even Dan Brown states that on his website. However in the beginning of the book is this statement
The Priory of Sion–a European secret society founded in 1099–is a real organization. In 1975 Paris’s Bibliotheque Nationale discovered parchments known as Les Dossiers Secrets , identifying numerous members of the Priory of Sion, including Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Leonardo da Vinci.
The Vatican prelature known as Opus Dei is a deeply devout Catholic sect that has been the topic of recent controversy due to reports of brainwashing, coercion, and a dangerous practice known as “corporal mortification.” Opus Dei has just completed construction of a $47 million World Headquarters at 243 Lexington Avenue in New York City. All descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents, and secret rituals in this novel are accurate.”
Dan Brown 2003 “Da Vinci Code”
This statement gives credibility for the falsehoods that are in this book. I will be posting more on this soon. I’ll take it a step at a time so the facts will be easy to ascertain