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Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
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Apr 24, 2007

it was amazing
Read in October, 2005

Religion always was, is, has been, and always will be a very sensitive subject for me. However this book was a "battle" of religion and science. The storyline was engaging. I have to admit that the beginning was a bit slow, but as the book progressed, the pace really picked up to a point I pruned myself out in the bathtub finishing it. There was a page I found to be very thought-provoking.

"Religion is like language or dress. We gravitate toward the practices with which we were raised. In the end, though, we are all proclaiming the same thing."

Langdon was intrigued. "So you're saying that whether you are a Christian or a Muslin simply depends on where you were born?"

"Isn't it obvious? Look at the diffusion of religion around the globe."

"So faith is random?"

"Hardly. Faith is universal. Our specific methods for understanding it are arbitrary. Some of us pray to Jesus, some of us go to Mecca, some of us study subatomic particles. In the end, we all are just searching for truth, that which is greater for ourselves." - page 110

This does explain a lot of things for me... *pondering*
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message 1: by Gajanan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:49AM) (new)

Gajanan actually what wast most beautifull in that book is
language and terrible events imagined and their presentation...............

Victoria I loved "pruning yourself in the bathtub"!

message 3: by Suzanne (new) - added it

Suzanne I very much enjoy your comment in regards to the book being thought-provoking. I feel I like this was the exact reaction the author was going for. Too many times people write off things that are different from their own personal beliefs. Instead of allowing these thoughts or ideas to actually challenge their own beliefs; to either strengthen or debunk them.

Yadira Ramos I got the same reaction out of this book! I for one am Catholic but seeing things in a different perspective also gave me another appreciation I guess you could say to my religion. I did love how this author made you really think, he makes you question somethings or even ponderer about certain subjects. My favorite line from this book was "Nothing Captures Human Interest More than Human Tragedy." and isn't that true? It really makes you think.

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