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Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Michael Baigent
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May 22, 09

Read in October, 2003, read count: 3 or 4

** spoiler alert ** When I first read this book, I loved the idea in the first part, of the bloodline of Jesus being the holy grail. And I loved even more the parts in the second book where Mary Magdalene is exonerated of being a whore and becomes Jesus's wife. We also see Jesus as an extremist who makes himself to fit the prophesies, rather than the divine son of God. But then I found out that a few years after I read it that the whole first part of the book, the part that talks about the bloodline of Jesus and who is part of it today was based upon a hoax by the man who would be at the top of the bloodline list- Pierre Plantard. I thought I had read that the authors knew about the hoax when they wrote or published the book, but I can't find that now- everything says that they were unaware. My question now, is if everything in the first part of the book is questionable and likely false- what about the second part of the book? That is all supposed to be based on actual historical documents- the bible as one, but also the Gnostic gospels and other texts. How do we take this book now that it is so questionable? Does it have worth in ones search for truth? I don't know.
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