Friday, March 03, 2006

Lost Woman

I finally read the Da Vinci Code, and ... oh man. First of all, that was the best book to follow up with after my reading on the sacred feminine. Second of all, wow! It definitely lived up to the hype. I haven't sped through a book that fast in a long time. I would have finished it faster if I didn't have to do other things, like eat and sleep.

8 comments:

fp said...

take the time to read:
The Da Vinci Hoax -
Exposing the Errors in The Da Vinci Code

u can borrow my copy if u like.

here's some excerpts:

http://www.ignatiusinsight.com/features2006/dvh_excerpts1_jan06.asp

http://www.ignatiusinsight.com/features2006/dvh_excerpts2_jan06.asp

sojourness said...

Sure, I'd like to borrow it. Thanks :)

WOLVERINE said...

Should take my history class. We just finished up all th' bull th' Catholic Church put society through with their obsession of power an' greed.

sojourness said...

What are you, trying to start another Crusades or something? Trouble maker, lol.

fp said...

To Wolverine,
take a look at this book some time:

How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization
by Thomas E. Woods Jr.
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From the Publisher
"Ask a college student today what he knows about the Catholic Church and his answer might come down to one word: "corruption." But that one word should be "civilization." Western civilization has given us the miracles of modern science, the wealth of free-market economics, the security of the rule of law, a unique sense of human rights and freedom, charity as a virtue, splendid art and music, a philosophy grounded in reason, and innumerable other gifts that we take for granted as the wealthiest and most powerful civilization in history. But what is the ultimate source of these gifts? Bestselling author and professor Thomas E. Woods, Jr. provides the long neglected answer: the Catholic Church. Woods’s story goes far beyond the familiar tale of monks copying manuscripts and preserving the wisdom of classical antiquity. In How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization, you’ll learn: · Why modern science was born in the Catholic Church · How Catholic priests developed the idea of free-market economics five hundred years before Adam Smith · How the Catholic Church invented the university · Why what you know about the Galileo affair is wrong · How Western law grew out of Church canon law · How the Church humanized the West by insisting on the sacredness of all human life No institution has done more to shape Western civilization than the two-thousand-year-old Catholic Church—and in ways that many of us have forgotten or never known. How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization is essential reading for recovering this lost truth."


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0895260387/qid=1141472058/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/104-5560378-6483916?s=books&v=glance&n=283155

WOLVERINE said...
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WOLVERINE said...

Th' church was a corrupt entity that lost it's focus in th' middle ages an' NEVER recovered. It's crap, it's bull, an' all th' books in th' world ain't gonna change it. Maybe instead of workin' on their PR they should, oh, I dunno, actually FIX their goddam problems! But th' first step to recovery is to ADMIT they actually have a problem. There's a 12-step program fer every religion out there somwhere.

A. Estella Sassypants said...

Love it! Need to re-read it. I even bought the illustrated edition. I was quite obsessed for a while. Anything with that much art in it gets me tingly.