Da Vinci Code wins Book of the Year
Dan Brown’s controversial best seller has won the WH Smith book of the year title at the British Book Awards in London. The novel is based on the premise that Jesus married Mary Magdelene, they had children, and the bloodline survives to this day. Perhaps because it is a book it hasn’t yet stirred up much response from our religious media watchdogs. But that is set to change next year when it is released as a film starring Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, and Sir Ian McKellen.
Only the Vatican has been actively condemning the book, with Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone of Genoa particularly worried about “people of simple faith and unsophisticated culture“.
It astonishes and worries me that so many people believe these lies [...] The Book is everywhere. There is a very real risk that the people who read it will believe that the fables it contains are true.
(He was talking about The Da Vinci Code. Stop sniggering!)