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From: Ellen Edwards <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] The Da Vinci Code
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 12:00:18 -0700
I agree with you, David, and feel very strongly about this gnostic movement
which seems to allow anything as long as there is a cult or a secret society
attached to it. We must be very careful that controversial material we read
is analyzed carefully, and not accepted at face value. Dan Brown is out to
destroy Christianity as we know it. Under analysis his many "facts" are
proven false. If anyone wishes to discuss this further, I shall be pleased
to communicate privately.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Gilligan" <>
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2006 8:57 AM
Subject: [CHS] The Da Vinci Code
> Greeting All
> Family historians delight in the never-ending quest for answers to
> impenetrable questions and I'm sure, if the truth be known, we all take
> delight in looking for our own elusive 'Holy Grail'. Whether the quest is
> for a missing burial, absent baptism, baffling marriage, lost ancestor,
> missing census entry, impenetrable brick wall or some vague and
> detail, one thing is certain we all have them and we all chase them.
> I was reminded of this universal truth when I finally put down The Da
> Code yesterday and picked up the Bible. Although it's never very far from
> desk I don't read the Bible that often and when a recent visitor to my
> (a cleric) saw I had been reading it he said with a trace of disdain for
> novel lying next to it, 'At least THAT BOOK may persuade others to pick up
> the Bible, too'.
> In my curiosity to understand the Da Vinci Code I moved from the Bible to
> Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (what is the connection with Cheshire?)
> then to the Le Morte d'Arthur (was the Mallory who wrote it related to the
> Mallorys of Mobberley?) and finally to the Fibonacci Sequence and Divine
> Proportion (ah, now I know why the statue of Oliver Cromwell is exactly
> distance it is from Wythenshawe Hall) I realised there are too many
> questions, too many puzzles and too much inscrutability in the world to
> comprehend it all.
> Although I very much doubt Dan Brown will burn in Hell for writing THAT
> but he may be punished in the afterlife for earning a King's ransom from
> such a badly written book, especially when there are so many deserving
> causes around.
> Oh it makes my blood boil when I think of him and all the other celebrity
> multi-millionaires, but I had better shut up otherwise the List
> Administrators may send the shadowy List Police round to my house.
> David Gilligam
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