Quote from The Da Vinci Code
A character in Dan Brown’s novel, The Da Vinci Code said the following:
The Bible represents a fundamental guidepost for millions of people on the planet, in much the same way the Koran, Torah, and Pali Canon offer guidance to people of other religions. If you and I could dig up documentation that contradicted the holy stories of Islamic belief, Judaic belief, Buddhist belief, pagan belief, should we do that? Should we wave a flag and tell the Buddhists that the Buddha did not come from a lotus blossom? Or that Jesus was not born of a literal virgin birth? Those who truly understand their faiths understand the stories are metaphorical.
The character seems to be arguing both sides, because after questioning whether it’s a good idea to disprove the contents of religious texts, he states that those who truly understand their faith already understand that they aren’t supposed to take the stories literally.
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Or, he meant that there’s no point in disproving the literal truth of holy stories because the smart people already understand that the stories are metaphorical and the dumb people need the guidance they can only get by believing in their literal truth.
However, Dan Brown, the author, attempted to teach the truth of Christianity’s untruths through his novel.
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Based on comments, it’s clear that Dan Brown is wrong, because some commenters do NOT understand that the holy stories of their religion are metaphorical.