Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Dan Brown

I remember when I first wanted to read The Di Vinci Code and my dad warned me, telling me to remember that what was written wasn't actually true. It was a very interesting and entertaining book and so I went on to read Angels and Demons. It was pretty ok, but I didn't have much interest in reading any more Dan Brown after. I read this today and had mixed feelings. I almost felt guilty for reading his books, which I know wasn't what the author intended. But some things that were pointed out made me realize that Dan Brown and I vastly differ in our outlooks on religion. Now, this would be perfectly fine except that is what the two books of his that I've read focus on. "In the Brownian worldview, all religions — even Roman Catholicism — have the potential to be wonderful, so long as we can get over the idea that any one of them might be particularly true." How sad is that? Why wouldn't you want to believe that one religion was true and had all the answers? What a sad mindset. The article concludes with this clincher: "You can have Jesus or Dan Brown. But you can’t have both." Ouch.

1 comment:

Cam said...

Your Dad is a wise and loving father. He has witnessed how the Gospel blesses the lives of those who embrace it. He has also witnessed heartache in the lives of others who have strayed from the Gospel. Like father Lehi, he leads by example and beckons to his family to overcome the mists of darkness by holding fast to the iron rod and pressing forward to the tree of life and tasting of its sweet fruit.

The prophet Nephi taught about anti-Christs like Dan Brown.
2 Nephi 26:29: "...for, behold, priestcrafts are that men preach and set themselves up for a light unto the world, that they may get gain and praise of the world; but they seek not the welfare of Zion."