Monday, May 16, 2005

The DaVinci Curse

It was with great delight and joy that I reconnected online with a dear friend from university, a Scottish bloke who was a transfer/exchange student from Glasgow.

He bemoaned the success of Dan Brown's
The DaVinci Code. This "provocative" suspense-filled novel has prompted more recent discussion of Jesus' marital status and descendancy. A more interesting, and seemingly overlooked, aspect is his treatment of patriachal church influence denigrating and erasing all elements of the divine feminine. In this regard, I still prefer Tom Robbin's Skinny Legs and All.

As my Scottish scholar's Ph.D. thesis is related to art history, and as his academic sphere is overrun by tourists seeking the sites of the Holy Grail, I offer to him this profound words of comfort: heeee hoooo.

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