xians often claim that the Da Vinco Code is factually inaccurate however it contains more truth than you might realise. Obviously it's a novel and so there is a lot of fiction in it but in terms of historical facts it's reliable. Xians seem to think that just because some of it is fiction there is no truth in it at all. I think that before commenting on the Da Vinci Code xians should visit Dan Brown's official website and read the following (offical sites are normally more relaible and if you look at the last quote on the list you'll see how stupid the claim is that historians don't think much of the Da Vinci Code):
"I should mention that priests, nuns, and clergy contact me all the time to thank me for writing the novel."
"Many historians now believe (as do I) that in gauging the historical accuracy of a given concept, we should first ask ourselves a far deeper question: How historically accurate is history itself?"
"Interestingly, if you ask three people what it means to be Christian, you will get three different answers. Some feel being baptized is sufficient. Others feel you must accept the Bible as absolute historical fact. Still others require a belief that all those who do not accept Christ as their personal savior are doomed to hell. Faith is a continuum, and we each fall on that line where we may."
"The opposition generally comes from the strictest Christian thinkers who feel the idea of a "married Jesus" serves to undermine His divinity."
"Art historians agree that Da Vinci's paintings contain hidden levels of meaning that go well beneath the surface of the paint. Many scholars believe his work intentionally provides clues to a powerful secret"
"I first learned of the mysteries hidden in Da Vinci's paintings while I was studying art history at the University of Seville in Spain."
"I was fortunate enough to view the originals of some of Da Vinci's most famous works as well as discuss them with an art historian who helped me better understand the mystery behind their surprising anomalies."
"I was surprised how eager historians were to share their expertise with me. One academic told me her enthusiasm for The Da Vinci Code was based in part on her hope that "this ancient mystery would be unveiled to a wider audience."