Friday, March 3

The Fortunate Choices of Dan Brown

Dan Davidson hails from Dawson City, and has a regular column in the Whitehorse Star called Uffish Thoughts. Yesterday's (March 2) column, available by subscription only, was titled The fortunate choices of Dan Brown.

Davidson contrasts the reaction to The Da Vinci Code, written by Dan Brown, with the reaction to Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses. His point? Dan Brown should be very pleased the subject of his novel is Christ's life instead of Mohammed's. Here's what happened because Dan Brown published his book:
National church leaders have issued statements. Both evangelical and mainstream Christian apologists have created a veritable cottage industry setting out to prove that Brown got his facts and his theology wrong. Most of them are pretty convincing.

But there have been no riots, no buildings blown up, no marches with banners demanding an end to free speech and freedom of expression.
No fatwa issued, either. It's an interesting contrast, isn't it?
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