Thursday, July 20, 2006

Where's My Enigma Machine?

The man says, "Get out of here,
I'll tear you limb from limb."
I said, "You know they refused Jesus, too,
He said, "You're not Him."
—Bob Dylan
Actually, Demons and Angels was a much better book than the DaVinci code.

It would appear that all the recent furor over Dan Brown's rewriting the history of Jesus' life is not only misspent energy, it is totally WRONG. After all, the book is a work of FICTION!

The desire to believe in the supernatural seems to be an innate characteristic of the human race. We go to great lengths to explain the inexplicable. People would much rather believe in the impossible than the probable; UFO's rather than weather balloons, Yettis and Sasquatch rather than a bear doing what a bear does in the woods, and an immortal carpenter's son who never had one prurient thought, much less to have given in to the temptation of a young prostitute's charms. (Not to mention all the magic tricks he did.)

Then again, truth can be stranger than fiction —even when it's fiction.

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