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Transcribed passages from Da Vinci Code appear in red below. And corresponding passages from Rock Prophecy follow in blue.

DC 2003: The once hallowed act of Hieros Gamos - the natural sexual union between man and woman through which each became spiritually whole - had been recast as a shameful act. Holy men who had once required sexual union with their female counterparts to commune with God now feared their natural sexual urges as the work of the devil, collaborating with his favorite accomplice…woman.

RP 1999: Lust and sex were integral to the doctrine of original sin, and every act of coitus performed by humanity subsequent to the Fall was necessarily evil, just as every child born of it was born into sin…Augustine had set out to validate the Church Fathers' revulsion against sex…The body was no more than a flawed vessel for the mind and spirit, and it was now up to the Church to propagate Christian morality in these terms…We've been taught that the human spirit must transcend desires of the flesh. This is a central tenant of biblical thinking: spiritual realms oppose physical life.

DC 2003: For the early Church…mankind's use of sex to commune directly with God posed a serious threat to the Catholic power base. It left the Church out of the loop…undermining their self-proclaimed status as the sole conduit to God. For obvious reasons, they worked hard to demonize sex and recast it as a disgusting and sinful act. Other major religions did the same.

RP 1999: …major world religions are schemes of male supremacy…The story of Jesus was not about original sin or the fate of Adam and Eve. Jesus didn't speak ideas that denigrate sex. But then long after he died, writers for the Church created the story of the Messiah/Christ who erases original sin…if we reject flesh, and rejecting flesh paves the way for condemning women. The concept of Christian salvation is meant to condemn women. That's the main concern of the Messiah/Christ complex…the emperor needed bait, he needed beliefs that persuaded women to obey men. So Augustine, a Vatican writer, dreamed up the idea of original sin to link Jesus with Eden and the denigration of sex. With this creed the Church of the Empire offered men authority to order women into submission. Rome offered a religion that defined females as a race of slaves…Vatican writers began to portray Jesus as an antidote for the sexual "evils" of women and gays. The meaning of Messiah was changed; no longer did it mean a Savior for Jews under Rome, but rather a Savior for men over women. This is how the Vatican interpreted the four gospels that its members selected out of many to become the New Testament. But there were dozens of other gospels that were banned by the Church…

DC 2003: The Gnostic Gospels…the Nag Hammadi and Dead Sea scrolls…the earliest Christian records. Troublingly, they do not match up with the gospels in the Bible…Moreover, [Jesus] as a married man makes infinitely more sense than our standard biblical view of Jesus as a bachelor…Because Jesus was a Jew…and the social decorum during that time virtually forbid a Jewish man to be unmarried. According to Jewish custom, celibacy was condemned, and the obligation for a Jewish father was to find a suitable wife for his son. If Jesus were not married, at least one of the Bible's gospels would have mentioned it and offered some explanation for His unnatural state of bachelorhood.

RP 1999: When the long hidden Gnostic gospels were dug up and discovered at Nag Hammadi in Egypt in 1945, the world observed ancient accounts of the Jesus movement - two thousand-year-old writings that praise women and gays…The discoveries at Nag Hammadi provide evidence that Bible passages which condemn women and gays are editorial reversals of what Jesus preached…The Gnostics…preserved and protected the best Christian literature - the gospels that the bishop sought to destroy…you get twelve gospels, one of them tells us that Jesus was gay…The Secret Gospel of Mark, with its homoerotic scenes, was the original story that early Christians learned during baptismal rituals…One passage describes Jesus taking naked young men off to secret initiation rites in the Garden of Gethsemene…

RP 1999: Of the four gospels in the New Testament, the Gospel of Mark was the first to be written. But the version that appears in our modern Bible has been edited. Originally, between verses 10:34 and 10:35 and after 10:46a, scenes were included which depict "the sacred homosexuality of baptismal eroticism." This deleted text was rediscovered in 1958 at the Monastery of Mar Saba in a letter that Clement of Alexandria had written to "Theodore" 150 years after Jesus died. Theodore had inquired of Clement about the Gospel of the Carpocratians in which Jesus conducts baptismals "naked man with naked man." Clement's letter of reply to Theodore reproduces passages from the original Gospel of Mark that the Carpocratians questioned, passages that the early Church deleted from the Bible and kept "secret" until 1958…The Secret Gospel of Mark was written forty years after Jesus died, but then…the second version of Mark…the Gospel of Mark…expurgated those passages…canonical Mark is a censored version of Secret Mark…that censorship not only excised the story, it dismembered it…the original version was likely read during nude baptismal rituals of early Christians and thereby received an erotic interpretation among some believers. The second-century Carpocratians…were not…the only or even the first early Christians with homosexual understandings of such baptisms…it could easily - very, very easily - be interpreted along the lines of sacred sexuality and even homosexual intimacy as initiation ritual…both Matthew and Luke…did not…like Mark as a narrative Gospel. They rewrote it and would probably be very surprised to find it today wedged in between them. The more Markan something is…the more likely Matthew and Luke are to change it…The young mans raising and naked initiation…led, I presume immediately, to erotic interpretations…It was not enough simply to excise the offending passage from a new "edition" of Mark. Opponents already had the fuller text and could easily prove, however we are to imagine such a textual war, that they were right in their interpretation since they were right in their text. The solution…was not only to remove the offending text but to scatter its dismembered parts throughout the Markan Gospel. Thereafter, its presence in any version of Mark could be counterclaimed as pastiche from such residue…re-doing the ending of Mark became a small industry in the early church.

RP 1999: The outline of Jesus' story suggests a personality prone to homosexual panic: He demanded that those who follow him must give up everything - family, home, children, ordinary work, wealth - to join him…And he himself, as prototype, was a homeless man who rejected his own family, avoided marriage and family life, a mysterious wanderer who insisted on truth at all costs, even the cost of his own life. Mark relates that Jesus concealed his teachings from the masses and entrusted it only to the few he considered worthy to receive it. Outside the walls of Jerusalem, Jesus revealed his secrets in the Garden of Get semen e. Following the Roman Jewish War, the followers of Jesus wrote down his story, including the gay scenes…it is ironic that such early Christian traditions - as described from Epiphanius sixteen hundred years ago, and consistent with the long lost Secret Gospel of Mark - are today considered the opposite of what Jesus represents. Ironic because it is likely that the original Jesus movement was heavily homosexual, and Jesus stories were then "revised" by heterosexual men decades later.

DC 2003: The chalice…resembles the shape of a woman's womb. This symbol communicates femininity, womanhood, and fertility…But the Grail's description as a chalice is actually an allegory to protect the true nature of the Holy Grail. That is to say, the legend uses the chalice as a metaphor for something far more important…The Grail is literally the ancient symbol for womanhood, and the Holy Grail represents the sacred feminine and the goddess, which of course has now been lost, virtually eliminated by the Church.

RP 1999: Life enters into the world through women. Mothers are analogous to the Earth; they "grow" things - Mother Earth…The "goddess" comes in primarily with agriculture and the agricultural societies. It has to do with the Earth: the human woman does give birth as the Earth gives birth to the plants; she gives nourishment, as the plants do…The body is closer to nature and the body and nature are both to be controlled. And who represents the body but women?…as the "portholes" through which we enter the world, women, more so than men, are deemed nurturers of life. When people believe that their bodies are sinful, males gain an advantage…Body = sin is a formula that has helped men to achieve power over women and dominate sexual customs…Woman as a symbolic structure was associated in Judaism, as in other Mediterranean cultures, with the unclean, the religiously impure…When Augustine invented the story of original sin it's as if he intended that, as long as we believe we are condemned sinners in need of a Messiah, women will remain blamed for bringing bodies into the world and blamed for tempting men with sexual pleasures. As long as we need a Christ who leads us to heaven by erasing sins, then women, the source of life and sin, remain villains at a disadvantage to men.

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