Is Author Dan Brown Religious?

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  1. marinealways24 profile image61
    marinealways24posted 8 years ago

    I found Dan Brown's Comments on his religious beliefs in an interview he did.

    I must say, it is pretty damn funny. lol

    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

  2. marinealways24 profile image61
    marinealways24posted 8 years ago

    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. lol

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol lol Nothing to add!  lol

  3. sunforged profile image73
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    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

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think he was pretty smart by not titling his belief or non belief. Notice how he said he leans more toward science never saying if he was an atheist or theist.

  4. Len Cannon profile image88
    Len Cannonposted 8 years ago

    I think his main religion is writing dry, boring text.

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol His paychecks and fan base say different.

      1. Len Cannon profile image88
        Len Cannonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. marinealways24 profile image61
          marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Ah, not so much about quality as quantity in enterainment. I think most would prefer quantity over quality when it results in more fans and more money.

    2. Make  Money profile image78
      Make Moneyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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 smile).  I was planning on getting a copy (another burnt copy smile) 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?

      1. sunforged profile image73
        sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        The movies are terrible...the books are entertaining to some of us

        1. rebekahELLE profile image88
          rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. sunforged profile image73
            sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Maybe I should have said, the movies are a terrible adaption of the book...I just finished listening to the "the Lost symbol" and thought it was up to par with the other Langdon books

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          Madame Xposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah. The books were a fun read though.

  5. The Sneak profile image55
    The Sneakposted 8 years ago

    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

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    Madame Xposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What should he have done? Lied and used interpretation? Lol

      1. profile image0
        Madame Xposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        "Nice boys don't ask that question"

        1. marinealways24 profile image61
          marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I'm not a nice boy and I have an individual mind. Nice boy's are told not to ask a lot of questions to protect the faith. lol

          1. profile image0
            Madame Xposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            precisely smile

  7. profile image0
    Madame Xposted 8 years ago

    How does it feel?

  8. Newsclipper profile image74
    Newsclipperposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Somewhere in the middle is much brighter than believing in an absolute in my belief. I think you are on the right track.

  9. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    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

  10. profile image0
    TMinutposted 8 years ago

    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.

  11. profile image0
    TMinutposted 8 years ago

    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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