Yeah, yeah, I know..first day of spring and I can't seem to shut up. :-P Running my mouth over things which I know nothing about is a good way of avoiding talking about things I'd rather not think about right now. BBC NEWS | Authors wait on Da Vinci ruling
A court case in which The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown was accused of copying has ended, but the judge's verdict may not be delivered for weeks. Mr Brown denies copying The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail by Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh for his best-seller. The judge, Mr Justice Peter Smith, said he hoped to give his ruling by Easter. Both books explore the theory that Jesus married Mary Magdalene, that the couple had a child and that the bloodline survives.I haven't read the book yet, only a few blurbs about it here and there to know the gist of the story. Watching a news report about it this morning, I was struck by one thing. An author writes a possibly somewhat blasphemous book in the West--we make it into a multi-million dollar best-seller. We have lawsuits, with several people fighting over who had the original idea. What happens when a blasphemous book is written about "other religions"?