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Post by dulcinea » Sat May 13, 2006 12:30 am

is there even ONE single nugget of truth--even if purely accidental--in the scribblings of Dan Brownnose? :x :x :x
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Re: We Might as Well Start Now:

Post by jbuck919 » Sat May 13, 2006 1:44 am

dulcinea wrote:is there even ONE single nugget of truth--even if purely accidental--in the scribblings of Dan Brownnose? :x :x :x
Assuming you mean the author of The DaVinci Code, he has been given an extremely bad rap. Unfortunately, I have to assume though I do not know for a fact, that he allows this situation to be perpetuated because it has made him an extremely wealthy man.

Dan Brown is a well educated scholar who was a serious teacher prior to turning to writing. His two major novels are works of complete fiction and again, I have to assume that's all he ever intended them to be. Umberto Eco also did not believe that a lost work of Aristotle was sitting in an abbey library where a murderous monk guarded it as his personal secret.

Brown's famous attempts to lend verisimilitude by pointing out at the beginning of his novels that he did not invent certain things must be counted part of the window dressing. The minute he says in Angels and Demons that the camerlengo is an ordinary priest, he (intentionally, I assume) gives himself away, for the camerlengo is always a cardinal.

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Post by Ralph » Sat May 13, 2006 7:20 am

The book wasn't great (for me). I don't care whether it has a factual basis or not-I wasn't very entertained.
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Post by jbuck919 » Sat May 13, 2006 7:29 am

Ralph wrote:The book wasn't great (for me). I don't care whether it has a factual basis or not-I wasn't very entertained.
It helps to be culturally Catholic, and to need something to do on an eight-hour transatlantic flight. I thought War and Peace might be just a bit too heavy. I'm still trying to figure out what to do next month. Books like Code don't come off assembly lines, you know.

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Post by Ralph » Sat May 13, 2006 9:37 am

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Ralph wrote:The book wasn't great (for me). I don't care whether it has a factual basis or not-I wasn't very entertained.
It helps to be culturally Catholic, and to need something to do on an eight-hour transatlantic flight. I thought War and Peace might be just a bit too heavy. I'm still trying to figure out what to do next month. Books like Code don't come off assembly lines, you know.
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Post by Corlyss_D » Sat May 13, 2006 2:55 pm

dulcinea wrote:is there even ONE single nugget of truth--even if purely accidental--in the scribblings of Dan Brownnose? :x :x :x
The greatest achievement of the book has been to popularize some of teachings of the Other Christianity, Gnoticism. If you want to get a handle on those, check out The Jesus Mysteries by Freke and Gandy. Nobody would care about them in a historical account. But the clever blending of fact and murder mystery makes the doctrines more accessible.

Ralph, was it the religious angle that put you off? :lol:
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Post by Corlyss_D » Sat May 13, 2006 3:51 pm

Ralph wrote:Read a good book about the Civil War. There have been many lately.
I second that emotion. Manhunt was hard to put down, and I found myself waking up in the middle of the night thinking I had to read a few more pages.
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Post by Haydnseek » Sat May 13, 2006 4:09 pm

jbuck919 wrote:I thought War and Peace might be just a bit too heavy.
I put off reading it for years with the same worry but began it finally during a daily commute by train and found it was an engrossing romantic epic that read suprisingly quickly despite its length. I found myself caring very much about the characters.
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Post by Corlyss_D » Sat May 13, 2006 4:11 pm

Haydnseek wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:I thought War and Peace might be just a bit too heavy.
I put off reading it for years with the same worry but began it finally during a daily commute by train and found it was an engrossing romantic epic that read suprisingly quickly despite its length. I found myself caring very much about the characters.
Whose translation?
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Post by Haydnseek » Sat May 13, 2006 4:45 pm

Corlyss_D wrote:
Haydnseek wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:I thought War and Peace might be just a bit too heavy.
I put off reading it for years with the same worry but began it finally during a daily commute by train and found it was an engrossing romantic epic that read suprisingly quickly despite its length. I found myself caring very much about the characters.
Whose translation?
The Maude translation (Everyman's Library edition)
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Post by RebLem » Mon May 15, 2006 10:03 pm

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On Bible Code Digest's Code Cluster Rating System, and the "George Harrison Cluster in War and Peace"
by Dave Thomas : nmsrdaveATswcp.com (Help fight SPAM! Please replace the AT with an @ )

FEBRUARY 2006 - SHOCKING "GEORGE HARRISON" CODES FOUND IN WAR AND PEACE!
Rick Sherman of Bible Code Digest (BCD) has been complaining that my search for Codes in a mere 2-page snippet of War and Peace was not anything like what he is doing at BCD. He was right! I was actually doing a much harder search over just a few thousand letters of text. That's because I naively believed Sherman when he made claims about "searching just two pages of text" for codes.
What Sherman is actually doing - searching the ENTIRE BIBLE for codes (over a million letters - 1,196,921 to be exact), and "counting" those that happen to touch down in a two-page section of the text, comprising a few thousand letters - is MUCH EASIER than what I was doing, which was restricting my entire searches to just the two pages worth of text.
When I employ the BCD method as it is used, finding codes is Easy. It's like playing T-Ball after trying to get hits from major league pitchers.
Here are some of the truly amazing new "Harrison Cluster" codes I've recently found in War and Peace. These were found by searching two books of War and Peace (just under 400,000 letters worth), and counting those that touch down in the two-page section for the "Harrison Cluster" discussed below.
"Let It Be"
Fab Four
Beatles, View Beatles
Sweet Lord
Yoko Ono
Sixties
Satsang
I Me Mine
Soloist
Rock God
Mop Tops
Magical
Clapton
Shankar
Piggies
and many more!!!
All the Shocking Details - Coming SOON!
Take a Peek - "Let It Be" crosses Harrison!
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