The Winter & Spring 2006 Community Education Catalog of the Eden Prairie Schools (that's public schools, folks; you know, your tax dollars at work) is out. Ready for the very first course offering?
"Da Vinci Code Historical Seminar"
"Did you find the historical events in the 2003 fictional best-seller interesting but too fantastic to believe? Actually, most of the background items cited in the book were tied to events purportedly recorded in history."
"Purportedly recorded"? What on earth could that possibly mean?
But I digress. Take it from me, the rest of the description reads no more clearly.
One thing is clear, though: the purpose of this course, offered by a public institution, is to persuade us to take the anti-Catholic fantasies of Dan Brown's book seriously.
Any doubts about that are erased by the assertion, "The Priory of Sion actually existed since 1099, and Opus Dei frightfully exists right here in the USA, today!"