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TANATA is devoted to discussing the paradoxes and the mysteries of life, among which is the paradox of the coexistence of good and evil. “God is love,” John tells us. Evil exists, we would suggest, not because God is detached or unconcerned, but because free will exists which is required for true, unforced love to exist. Still, it is painfully hard to reconcile this paradox. We believe that all evil one day will be judged and destroyed, until then we must pray.

DANIEL 7:13-14

13 “I was watching in the night visions, and behold, One like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought Him near before Him.

14 Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom the one which shall not be destroyed.

REVELATION 1:7

7 Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.

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Jul302009

« Dan Brown is either Lying ... or He is Really Lying »

We hate to keep beating a dead horse on this Dan Brown and The Da Vinci Code thing, but it is just too fascinating of a cultural phenomenon and too brazen of an example of heresy to let it die, particularly with the new novel waiting in the wings.

Here’s where we are at present:

Dan Brown is either smart enough to write novels, most notably The Da Vinci Code, or he is not. If he is smart enough to have written The Da Vinci Code, he is smart enough to know that any research that supports the premise of the novel is dubious. If this is the case, he would be lying when he says he really believes the claims. But why would he do that? To sell books? Or because he has a vendetta against Jesus and the church?

If he is not smart enough to have written The Da Vinci Code, then he has not written any of his novels, very likely, at least not without considerable help. And what sort of arrangement would that be? Because he firmly believes the research which is dubious, if he is not smart enough to have written the novel … then he is pretending to have written the novel, which was actually written by someone else or a team of ghostwriters. This would mean that a cabal of people have a vendetta against Jesus and the church, or, that the cabal doesn’t believe that Jesus is who most of the rest of us believe that he is.

Dan Brown is either smart and lying. Or he is not smart and lying in a big, big way.

Is there a conspiracy to write the novels which Dan Brown is telling us that he has written? If there is, then we have a very weird and perhaps evil arrangement on our hands, whether Jesus is the son of God or not. If the people involved in such an arrangement do not believe that Jesus is the son of God, why don’t they just come out and say it … and admit to writing the novels? They may believe that Jesus is A son of God, that there are more than one. And that the truth is out there, and one day we will all know it.

Now, let’s ask ourselves what Brown may have meant when he said that the writing of The Lost Symbol was “a strange and wonderful journey.” What the hell is that supposed to mean? That he took a walk through an enchanted forest where the novels are hanging on trees? Or, that he was fed all of his research, as he was if he wrote The Da Vinci Code? Or that he has had fun spending his money which he got for pretending to have written the novels credited to him, which might have earned him a trip on a flying saucer, flown by one of the Elohim who managed to convince Brown and others that it was aliens and not God who created mankind?

Now consider this, if he is writing about secret societies, or if he is pretending to have written about secret societies, then what are the chances that he is actually in a secret society which is using the publishing business for propaganda purposes? Well, what would be their objective? Elevating Lucifer to superstar status for a showdown with Jesus?

Brown is a troubled soul. He appears to be whenever he is being interviewed. He is uncomfortable, and he is because he is lying about something. Furthermore, he has shown that he has no apparent self-respect, no professional integrity, no fear of being perceived as a lightweight for having written two silly coffee-table books, one of which he was willing to tag with a feminine version of his name, Danielle Brown. That is a very feminine, mealy-mouthed thing for a man to do, especially if he wrote these books with his wife, who probably wrote them all by herself. Which implicates her in all of this. Her name is Blythe, by the way. And she is 12 years Dan’s senior.

What is the truth about this guy? Are there any journalists bold enough to ask him when and if he surfaces to promote the new book he may or may not have written?

A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TAKE
There are lingering questions about the research that went into The Da Vinci Code as we await The Lost Symbol, which Dan Brown may not have researched, taking into account the small amount of research he has admitted to doing for the record-shattering best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code, which was released in 2003. Brown’s past remarks in interviews when faced with praise for the novel have often included sickly sweet tributes to Brown’s wife Blythe, whose interests just happen to include religion and art history.

Why has Brown felt obligated to bring his wife into the research discussion, even to the point of offering lavish, sycophantic praise for her? Is that a cover perhaps for others he might praise who may have done the actual writing? If the book’s key elements if not the entire premise were her idea, why hasn’t Blythe’s name appeared alongside her husband’s on the novels’ covers? And how on earth did Brown ever win the plagiarism lawsuit filed against him in London in 2007, during which Blythe conspicuously failed to appear? If Blythe was feeding Brown his research by email as she was lifting it from Holy Blood and Holy Grail, to which Brown willingly testified, how could that not be plagiarism? It wasn’t as if the story was forming in Brown’s head as he read the material himself.

The reasons we persist in asking these questions, by the way, is not only to exonerate Jesus but to show the depths to which the enemies of Christianity will go to do what cannot honestly be done.

A clue to this mystery might be found in the details of how Brown was first published in 1995. Blythe was reportedly very instrumental in getting her husband the book deal which led to the humorous throwaway book 187 Men To Avoid: A Survival Guide for the Romantically Frustrated Woman, which Brown allegedly wrote and published under the name Danielle Brown. But why? What would Brown know about the travails of a romantically frustrated woman? Surely Blythe wrote this one … and agreed to put her hubby’s name on the book … but as a woman?!

The following article which appeared in USA Today, written by Cesar G. Soriano, is most revealing:

LONDON — Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown spent a grueling second day on the witness stand here Tuesday, defending his book against charges of copyright infringement. But the person at the heart of the case was not even in court: his wife, Blythe.

For all the secrets central to the best-selling thriller, Blythe Brown could be the greatest mystery of all. In court testimony, Dan Brown has revealed how his wife’s research played a major role in the book’s success. It was her idea to include concepts of the sacred feminine and the holy bloodline theory, which contends that Jesus and Mary Magdalene married and had a child.
Blythe Brown “is passionate about art and secret history and was enjoying educating herself and being involved in the research,” the author wrote in a 69-page witness statement.

Her research has become a primary focus in the suit brought by Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, two of the three authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail. Their attorney, Jonathan Rayner James, grilled Brown about his wife’s research methods Tuesday, charging she cobbled together unattributed material from several sources, including Holy Blood, Holy Grail, and used them to create documents that became the synopsis for The Da Vinci Code.

Brown, sounding testy, repeatedly denied that his wife created the documents, noting that one contained British spellings and punctuation.

Blythe Brown has not been subpoenaed to testify and has not been seen in court. A spokesman for Random House, which published The Da Vinci Code, declined to say where she was, citing company policy not to comment on the couple’s personal lives.

“I am an individual who values my privacy highly. So does my wife; she in particular finds all book-related public attention intrusive,” Brown wrote in a separate statement.

Blythe Brown, an art historian and painter, met her husband in 1991 in Los Angeles, where she was working as director of artist development at the National Academy of Songwriters and he was attempting to break into the music business. Dan Brown credits Blythe with launching his second career as an author.

Brown, 41, and the former Blythe Newlon, 53 according to Britain’s Observer newspaper, married in 1997 and now reside in Rye, N.H. The Observer described Blythe as, “if not the real brains behind The Da Vinci Code, then certainly a creative energy as indispensable to her husband as the Mona Lisa herself.”

“My wife has always been a tremendous support system,” Brown wrote in the witness statement.
Describing their working relationship, Brown told the court Tuesday his wife is his primary researcher, often sending him troves of information by e-mail. “It may sound very cold, but that’s how we communicate, even at home,” he testified.

By his account, The Da Vinci Code was a husband-and-wife collaboration. But only his name is on the cover. Her name appears on the dedication page: “For Blythe … again. More than ever.”

Reader Comments (1)

i have a few questions, and potentially some very valuable information regarding dan and blythe...please email knoxmitchell@gmail.com
March 12, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterkrm

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