(My under line.)
For the Rev. John Skirtich, the revelatory moment came on a Sunday morning late last fall. He had just concluded mass at St. Maurice Roman Catholic Church in Forest Hills, a tree-lined, middle-class suburb of Pittsburgh. One of his parishioners, an elderly woman, met him at the door, carrying a copy of The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown's phenomenally successful cloak-and-dagger novel, and she was visibly distraught.
"Father John," she said. "It says in here that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married and had a child together. Is that true?" The priest was startled by the question, coming from a lifelong Catholic and a pillar of the parish.
Can ya see why I emphasized certain words? Are people really this dumb? Can a novel or movie really affect a life of belief?
A mediocre book has become a blockbuster because people are so gullible. What century is this?
source: http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/artic ... avinci.htm