Hey, I just got finished with the Davinci Code, and holy crap. Of course, the first thing I did was go on the net and look at a picture of the last supper, and as far as I'm concerned, Mary Magdeline is on Jesus's right. Although one site did have her labeled as John. So anyway, I thought to myself, if any of this has any basis in reality, as in, the systematic destruction of alternative religions, how can anyone take the church seriously? I didn't agree with the church before reading the book because I found too many inconsistencies on my own. But after having read it, and hearing about the mixing/co-opting of symbols, the demonification of the "sacred feminine", I couldn't believe the entire modern religion of Christianity was built on lies, deceipt, misinformation and brutal repression. What a great way to start a religion. Certainly makes me want to go out and learn more about the acient religions this book speaks of. I also found the thought intriguing that somewhere out there is a direct descendecnt of Jesus. I figure even with proof (written records) if that person came forward they would be dead within a month. Can you imagine someone at this point in history coming forward and claiming to be king/queen of the Jews, with the evidence to back it up? Hello WWIII. Anyways, I just thought it was a real page-turner, and spoke of subjects not often heard about. Anyone else read it? Like it? What do you think of the veracity of its claims? Obviously the story is fictional, but I mean the Priory of Scion, Da Vinci, all the symoboly, etc.