Monday, January 17, 2005

Blogging in Anger

Please forgive me for interrupting the series on the Auburn Avenue controversy, but sometimes something makes you so mad that you have to vent. And since my wife wants me to let her go back to sleep, here I am.

Beyond the Da Vinci Code was a show on the History Channel tonight. It was supposedly checking into the historicity or plausibility of the teachings popularized by Dan Brown in his book, the Da Vinci Code. For those of you lucky enough to have never read the Da Vinci Code, the book claims that the Holy Grail is Mary Magdalene who was the wife of Jesus. Of course, I suspected the show was not going to be completely fair, but it surpassed even my imagination.

Not a single Christian believer was interviewed during this whole show. Those who were supposedly against Dan Brown’s version of events, never argued that Dan Brown was wrong, or that Gnostic Gospels are heresy, or wrong. No, these people only argued that Dan Brown lacked solid proof. An understatement by the way. It was apparent that no one believed that Jesus was God, but instead, only a man. No one seemed to have a problem with the Gnostic claims of the Gospel of Philip. The claim was made that these 2nd century documents predated the Biblical gospels. The claim is made that Eusebius is the only history we have of the early church, and that he was a pawn of Constantine, who is the main villain in Dan Brown’s novel. The only decent part of this mind numbing bias that passed for television is when an art critic thoroughly debunked Dan Brown's theories about Da Vinci's paintings. Yet, that did not stop the show, or the outlandish claims to Dan Brown being correct. While, this show occassionally offered the possibility that Dan Brown was wrong about documented events such as the end of the Templar Knights, the proceedings of council of Nicaea, and the systematic burning of false gospels, they made sure always to come back and propose a loop hole in the established history that is beyond question. The Bible was thrown out for the Gnostic gospels and Egyptian legends and a few stories about the Merovengians in France.

This show by the way is only a month or so removed from a Discovery Channel production of The Wrath of God or Man a wild claim that the story of the 10 plagues and the death of the Pharaoh’s son can now be proven false by archeology. I must say my eyes are open now to an all out assault on Christianity. We should probably prepare for more of these outlandish, biased attacks. It appears that the liberal elite are indeed scared. They are pouring all of their energy into discrediting the Lord of the Universe. May God have mercy on their souls.