Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Teaching the Da Vinci Code In The Public Schools

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!"

Developing.....

13 comments:

Diane Miller said...

Ann Coulter linked to your blog, and I came out of curiosity. I note that you're writing a book - if it's anything like your blog, that's something I have to read! Very funny, very true.

Christopher McLaughlin said...

Like Diane Miller I found you through a link from Ann Coulter. You are quite funny and I too encourage you to hurry up with your darned book

Faithmy said...

Ditto on the Ann Coulter. My parents think I should write a book (and lose weight and disipline my children, etc etc etc) so I started a blog too. But why hasnt Ann linked mine? Loved the Volvo stuff.

www.therantsandtheraves.blogspot.com

Badda-Blogger said...

Me too...

I'm going to have to start checking your blog. (We Minnesota bloggers gotta stick together.)

Yvette said...

I found you through Ann Coulter, too. Keep up the good work! Dan Brown's book is bad enough, but now even more people will join in the absurdity since they've made a movie out of it.

Nino Noir said...

Ms. Coulter has led several of us to your site, including me.

Love the reading. From mid-MO, fight the good fight for us "frightful" Catholics. ROAR!

~ john (aka "nino noir")

JoelinMD said...

I to was lead over here by Ann Coulter. Great stuff. I don't have any children, but if I did, I wouldn't trust them for a minute with my kid. I see too many kids in high school that are complete idiots. Ever spend a Saturday at the mall? I laugh my a** off everytime I go. I think they should get a pay cut. Around 50% sounds fair.

2$$G said...

Got here from Ann Coulter, too.

Personally, I don't have a problem with Da Vinci Code. I thought it was fun, exciting, thrilling.
Let people believe what they want to believe about Catholicism. It's not going to keep me from practicing my faith.

March Hare said...

I came here via The Anchoress. Great title for a blog--great blog!

Personally, I read "The DaVinci Code" and wondered why a red-headed pregnant Jewess (were there naturally red-headed Semitic people during that time?) would choose to hide out in the most primitive part of the Roman Empire. I would have gone to Rome itself, the better to hide in a crowd.

scott-readonlythinbooks said...
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scott-readonlythinbooks said...

I do not mean to be a spoil sport. Is it okay that I did not find you through Ann Coulter? I like her tremendously, however, I have yet to go to her website. Unless someone tells me that provocative pictures of her can be found there. I am curious though, do you think there are any parts to the Catholic Church which could be described as, "frightening"? Having grown up a Catholic, I'm pretty deeply entrenched. I have yet to reconcile the (long covered up) wholesale protection of pederasts within the church. This includes, but is not limited to, Cardinal Mahoney in Los Angeles who has never really "come clean" on this issue--or others. I find that frightening--at the very least. I do admit I very much enjoyed your story about the DaVinci Code class being offered in your neighborhood.
Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Back home in Ireland people don't like your page. Probably due to the fact, you're not really Irish. You're just like all the other wanna-be Irish Americans.

As well as that, if you research the Priory os Scion, it did exist (in relation to one of your articles on this elsewhere), although it didn't last very long, and not just as a French piss-take. Where do you think they got the name from?

Yours,
one of the many Irish people that laugh at you. (Ps, I like the whole Desperate Irish housewife, you seem to do nothing but write blogs). Depraved.

Anonymous said...

Ps, I find it disgraceful that you delete comments just because people correct or diagree with you.