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From: Guy Lawton <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] The Da Vinci Code
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 20:18:31 +0100
What has all the following got to do with Cheshire genealogy?
In message <004701c67b76$7a8d0f20$>, Ellen Edwards
>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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