I only just the other day saw The Da Vinci Code. I never read the book, because I had read Holy Blood, Holy Grail years ago and pretty much knew the plot. I’m glad I saw the movie, now, just in time for what has the potential to be a very big deal.
The Lost Archive — a German newspaper trumpeted their work last fall on its front page and predicted that it would “overthrow rulers and topple kingdoms,”
Indiana Jones meets the Da Vinci Code — What if scholars can prove beyond reasonable doubt that the Koran was not dictated by the Archangel Gabriel to the Prophet Mohammad during the 7th century, but rather was redacted by later writers drawing on a variety of extant Christian and Jewish sources?
What the Muslim world cannot conceal is its vulnerability and fear in the face of Koranic criticism. In the great battle for converts through the Global South, this may turn out to be a paralyzing disadvantage.
Hitler’s Last Secret — This is the 21st century. The era of “Hope”; the time for “Change”. The first years of the End of History. Not. Even though the shadows of Chicago, Nazi Germany and even the 8th century in Arabia lie heavy on us the truth is that the past is as much a manufacture of the present as the present is a product of the past. The contents of the vault will not change the world, any more than the Dead Sea Scrolls could. What is invariant is the human heart; and we live within the prison of its longings and its hates.
Wouldn’t it be something if Western Christendom finally got up off it’s knees?