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Cracking THE DA VINCI CODE

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Chance Em Redy, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. Chance Em Redy

    Chance Em Redy Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 10, 2004 Messages: 221 Likes Received: 0
    Yeah i just finished reading The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. I thought it was a really interesting story with alot of information (im assuming mostly true) that i never knew- much less never thought about. I found it quite interesting when they were talking about Leonardo Da Vinci, and how he hid messages in some of his most famous artworks. Personally, i havent seen the originals in real life, so does anyone know if theres any truth behind the stuff Dan Brown wrote in that book?

    And those who havent read it, i advise that you do. Religion, art, conspiracy theory, european background, little know knowledge, sex..it has it all.

    Those who read it, please share your insight.
     
  2. Verbal Kint

    Verbal Kint Member

    Joined: Oct 25, 2004 Messages: 760 Likes Received: 0
    Its very loosely based on fact - all the art works and places mentioned are real - Jesus prolly had a wife (and prolly fucked her to produce a kid) - If he didn't it would have been written about in the bible - think about it - Jewish men of his time all had wives and kids - If jesus didn't - it would have been mentioned - but if he never had kids someone would have wrote about it in the gospels because it was out of the ordinary - I liked the book but enjoyed the prequel Angels and Demons more so - same stuff: Religion, art, conspiracy theory, european background, little know knowledge,
     
  3. Victor Ward

    Victor Ward Banned

    Joined: Oct 19, 2004 Messages: 139 Likes Received: 0
    there are definitely like 4 threads on this already. old news to the extreme
     
  4. imported_YEAHMANWORD

    imported_YEAHMANWORD Member

    Joined: Jul 9, 2001 Messages: 985 Likes Received: 0
    Book was a great read. I devoured it in a day or two.


    I was just in B&N on monday and saw a new edition complete with the artwork images, maps, and graphs in the corresponding areas of the book.

    If you haven't read the book, I would definitely suggest picking up this version because it probably complements the book to the maXXX.
     
  5. ButtMunch

    ButtMunch New Jack

    Joined: Feb 23, 2004 Messages: 27 Likes Received: 0
    Not interested...I'd rather be rocking ill style n shit rather than read some goofy ass book n shit. I mean, ain't this book like some wannabe version of that ill fuckin Nick Kage movie comin' out(National Treasure....that movie looks ill as fuck dude.)

    But yeah, Da Vinchi Code looks weak. Reading is hella boring n shit. I go to school but I'm gonna make a living from graff because heads are making mad money doing commercials and product sponsorships like video games n shit. That Mark Echo game looks hella dope. Like, i can practice my moves n shit so when i go out for reals the cops won't be able to keep up with naw mean?

    Yeah, I'm not down with that book. Like, I'll read a magazine n shit now and again but I'm too busy bombing with my krew (ASR heads rock the steel yo.) to read n shit. If I wanted to read, I'd stay after school n shit, naw mean?
     
  6. Im Broke

    Im Broke Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 11, 2003 Messages: 1,579 Likes Received: 0
    im a catholic, i read it. great story! i dont cxare if it went
    aginst alot of shit i am suppose to beleve in but it rocked.
    another GREAT BOOK was "The Last Victim" by jason moss.
    its a true crime book. fuckin great! made me read a book.
     
  7. dirtyhoodrat

    dirtyhoodrat Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 11, 2004 Messages: 138 Likes Received: 0
    Reading is hella boring n shit. I go to school but I'm gonna make a living from graff because heads are making mad money doing commercials and product sponsorships like video games n shit. >>>>



    another down syndrome child coming of age on 12 oz...
     
  8. duh-rye-won

    duh-rye-won Member

    Joined: Aug 8, 2001 Messages: 580 Likes Received: 2
    if this was a joke, you're funny.

    if this wasn't supposed to be funny, you're a joke.
     
  9. Chance Em Redy

    Chance Em Redy Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 10, 2004 Messages: 221 Likes Received: 0
    Yeah i seen the illustrated version, but it cost over 10 bucks more so i opted for the plain old version. Dan Brown does a nice job with his descriptive writing style, i dont see any need for it. (Im sure the publishing company would say otherwise. :innocent: )

    And to the guy that said reading is boring and shiet, well everyone is entitled to their opinion and all, but honestly everyone has to admit reading holds an important aspect of daily life. As to saying your going to drop everything and dedicate your financial life into writing, i wish you good luck- i've known alot of dudes who struggle with that lifestyle everyday. Dont get me wrong, id take a dozen of rustos over a two hour lecture anyday- but you have to think realistically."Nah Mean."

    :haha:
     
  10. Hermdog

    Hermdog Elite Member

    Joined: Nov 6, 2003 Messages: 4,504 Likes Received: 9
    Fantastic book...I hear they're making a movie of it with Tom Hanks...(big budget-probably won't compare)

    I found it interesting how the religious society resembles our government by the cover-ups and lies to reach personal goals and agendas.

    It didn't make me question my faith, but it did make me realize that you can't trust everything that is written or what is taught to you. The truth is out there...
     
  11. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    if you dug that, read 'holy blood, holy grail'. it's an excellent reference.

    here are some links
    the corpus hermeticum
    http://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/herm/

    the "real" da vinci code
    http://www.mayoff.com/TheRealDaVinciCode.html

    the gospel of mary
    http://www.gnosis.org/library/marygosp.htm

    there are tons more...

    i think magdalene.org or .com something...can't recall....

    Overcome by your
    Moving temple
    Overcome by this
    Holiest of altars

    So pure, so rare, to witness such an earthly goddess
    That I've lost my self-control, beyond compelled to throw this dollar

    Down before your
    Holiest of altars

    I'd sell my soul, my self-esteem a dollar at a time
    For one chance, one kiss, one taste of you, my Magdalena

    I bear witness to this place, this prayer, so long forgotten
    So pure, so rare, to witness such an earthly goddess
    That I'd sell my soul, my self-esteem a dollar at a time
    For one chance, one kiss, one taste of you, my black Madonna
    I'd sell my soul, my self-esteem a dollar at a time
    For one taste, one taste, one taste of you, my Magdalena

    hmm...rev. maynard....hmmmm
     
  12. dirtyhoodrat

    dirtyhoodrat Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 11, 2004 Messages: 138 Likes Received: 0
     
  13. ElleGenie

    ElleGenie Member

    Joined: Dec 31, 2002 Messages: 255 Likes Received: 0
    took the words right out of my mouth...

    I thought the DaVinci code was great even though it's not a true story.. but it's based on alot of factual research..

    But you should definitely read HolyBlood, HolyGrail which also has sort of a sequel that follows it which is basically further research and new findings called The Messianic Legacy.

    There's also a collectors Edition magazine size booklet that was just published by U.S. News called "secrets of the DaVinci code" that's really interesting.
     
  14. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    I'll wait for Tom Hanks to play Robert Langdon in the movie.

    < I'm not making it up - this is fact >
     
  15. Ugh, so I heard... Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon = boo-urns, as good an actor as he might be.

    I'm sayin'... Liam Neeson!
     
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