Catholic bashing in the media has become a national sport. Topping the New York Times bestsellers list is the novel, The Da Vinci code written by Dan Brown. It’s a world of mystery and riddle, woven tightly with anti-Catholic sentiment and historical inaccuracies.
Despite its faulty representation, the book is a huge success and many readers believe its revisionist history is buried truth, a belief that ultimately leads them toward a virulent hostility toward Catholicism. No one seems to have noticed, or cared, that the author’s primary sources are Gnostic and esoteric texts, and the worldview he presents is one of paganism and goddess worship.