I found Dan Brown's Comments on his religious beliefs in an interview he did.
I must say, it is pretty damn funny.
He asked a minster a simple question from his individual mind and got a common response. Enjoy.
"Are you religious?"
"I was raised Episcopalian, and I was very religious as a kid. Then, in eighth or ninth grade, I studied astronomy, cosmology, and the origins of the universe. I remember saying to a minister, "I don't get it. I read a book that said there was an explosion known as the Big Bang, but here it says God created heaven and Earth and the animals in seven days. Which is right?" Unfortunately, the response I got was, "Nice boys don't ask that question." A light went off, and I said, "The Bible doesn't make sense. Science makes much more sense to me." And I just gravitated away from religion."
http://www.boston.com/news/local/articl … on_re.html
It's pretty amazing when the light goes off. Religious wouldn't know this because they live in the dark. They break the switch so it doesn't come on anymore.
Ive read all of his books, he certainly isnt traditional in his religious beliefs..but he does seem to like to create characters that believe in higher powers that just are not pinnned to a western concept of god
His paychecks and fan base say different.
Well, of course his fans say differently. I think we can all agree, though, that income is not a measure of quality in the entertainment world.
Yeah I have heard the same Len. I haven't watched the Da Vinci Code yet. Just recently I have been given a burnt copy of Angels and Demons (I wouldn't want Opie to make anything from me watching it ). I was planning on getting a copy (another burnt copy ) of the Da Vinci Code before watching Angels and Demons. Would I be just wasting my time watching these two movies? Or is there at least a fictional entertainment value to them?
The movies are terrible...the books are entertaining to some of us
I actually like the books I've read, currently reading Lost Symbols. I haven't read angels and demons but will at some point.
I liked DaVinci Code because I had been in the Louvre and saw what he refers to (no spoiler here) and remember how I felt while there and I had not read the book or seen the movie at that time.
to each his own~ we all have different tastes. btw, SF, nice professional look.
i think derren brown must have been religious but is not now, The story he wrote caused uproar so i doubt he would be now
The minister gave a stupid answer to a question he had never thought through, and which came from a young inquiring mind. The minister had the chance to inspire Brown to a great belief in God and he blew it - big time.
What should he have done? Lied and used interpretation? Lol
I don't believe either the religious or scientific explanation. Neither seem believable to me. I'm still searching for the switch. Maybe it lies somewhere in the middle. I wonder.
Religion the frightened man's drug
is selling a god who's a thug
it threatens and raves
until all the "saved'
go and hide under the rug
The Da Vinci was a perfectly good book in my opinion, didn't justify all the hype about it though. It was a bit lighter-weight than I had expected. I actually hoped my son (who hates to read) could manage this book but I don't really want to BUY it. I got it from the library. I'm sorry to hear the movies are terrible.
Lots of people give stupid answers like that to kids about all sorts of subjects (regardless of the claims of some God-haters that think only religious people do such things). People like that are just idiots. My baby brother was told once by someone in a church that questioning him and asking anything about the Bible was questioning God; by that meaning rebelling against God, questioning God's authority. That answer just made it clear to my brother that the one he asked wasn't smart enough to be trusted with important questions in the first place. It didn't change his beliefs and attitude toward God any, but he sure lost respect for humankind in general.
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