A reader sent me an article on Dan Brown’s court case which includes.
Speaking outside the High Court, Brown, who describes himself as a committed Christian, said that the distinction was an important one. "Suggesting a married Jesus is one thing, but questioning the Resurrection undermines the very heart of Christian belief," he said.
Committed Christian? Well I agree some Christians ought to be committed. I also thought questioning the divinity of Christ would also undermine the heart of Christianity. Though this is interesting as a rebuttal towards those "it’s only a book folks" since Dan Brown himself thinks that if he had denied the Resurrection in the book that it would undermine faith.
I think you hit it on the head with the committed Gnostic observation. I have a Gnostic friend, and his beliefs are very similar to what Brown was spouting in The DaVinci Code.
Unfortunately, many Gnostics also consider themselves Christians.
I think he’s got a few ideas backwards.