Author Dan Brown is well-known for his controversial books such as “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels & Demons.” Not only does he present a brand new perspective of Christianity, he also questions the faith. While many criticized him for his views, he’s still among the highly-respected authors of today.
Now, Brown is back with another piece of the action. “God cannot survive science,” he recently claimed. He believes that, historically, gods – including the God of Christianity – has always failed to survive science.
The critically-acclaimed American novelist made huge claims during the unveiling of his new book, “Origin.”
The book is the fifth installment in the wildly popular series that started with “The Da Vinci Code.” It features Harvard professor Robert Langdon and his latest code-cracking adventure in hopes to uncover the never-ending mysteries of the universe. This time around, though, he will explore the historical battle between science and religion.
Actor Tom Hanks plays the role of Robert Langdon in the Hollywood adaptation of the book.
Brown was quoted saying,
I happen to believe in looking at advances through technology. Over the next decade our species will become enormously interconnected at a level we are not used to, and we will start to find our spiritual experiences through our interconnections with each other.”
Our need for the exterior God that sits up there and judges us… will diminish and eventually disappear.”
Brown first drew the ire of the Vatican when “The Da Vinci Code” was first released in 2003. But despite the Church’s apparent objection, the book went to sell millions of copies worldwide.
His book explores the historical conflict involving religion and science.
The book basically tells the story of a conspiracy involving the Catholic Church, which is believed to be hiding the affair between Jesus and Mary Magdalene. The 53-year-old author, however, explained that he was never against religion. He simply wanted to “start a dialogue.”
I think religion does a lot of good in the world. I also think that the world has changed such that it is no longer a requirement.”
He even praised Pope Francis for trying his best to bring the Church into the modern era.
Brown said that for the Church to survive, it needs to evolve. And he thinks that Pope Francis thought the same and thus tried to make the entire Catholicism relevant in today’s modern society.
Now more than ever we need to look at why we believe what we believe, look at our information sources and be very discerning.”
The author admitted that he always wanted to be Langdon, a character heavily portrayed by Tom Hanks in the Hollywood adaptations. Referring to the protagonist, Brown said he’s “the man I wish I could be.”
10 Actors Who’ve Undergone Extreme Body Transformations For Their Movie Roles
You just can’t help but be inspired by their dedication and love for the craft.
We all love watching a good, satisfying movie. Who on earth doesn’t, right? As fans, we all have to remember, however, that what makes a movie great goes beyond acting and script writing. There’s a lot of factor involved, and perhaps the most interesting one is the performance carried out by the actors themselves.
These actors spend months preparing themselves for the roles they play. And believe it or not, the preparation alone is way, way harder than acting. Some of them undergo extreme transformations to correctly fit into their roles. Some would grow a beard or cut their hair, while others would wear hideous makeup. But there are times when roles require an actor to either gain or lose weight.
Below are 10 examples of shocking weight transformations actors underwent for films.
Shocked Mother Spots Drawing of a Male Genitalia Hidden In A Netflix Kid’s Cartoon
Maya the Bee just got naughty!
When it comes to children’s entertainment, parents have to keep in mind that not all animated shows are actually suitable for young audiences. Besides, there are a lot of cartoons out there that are made specifically for mature viewers. These shows, by comparison, contain edgier material than your typical Saturday morning cartoons.
Of course, you, as a responsible parent, have to make sure that you provide guidance for your children as they look for stuff to watch. You have to expose them to wholesome content such as Maya the Bee. Or maybe not?
GASP! Is that what I think it is?!
Plus-Size Model Ashley Graham Strips Down to Sheer Underwear in Hot Photo Shoot
She looks as stunning as ever!
The modeling industry has certainly changed over the course of years. This is actually thanks to the many models who continue to defy expectations and revolutionize the trends. And when it comes to such topic, it’s hard not to include Ashley Graham in the conversation.
In a brand new photo shoot in New York City, the plus-sized model showed off per popular form once again. She conquered the scene by wearing a tiny pair of high-waisted bra and shorts.
The photo shoot revolved around a workout theme, with Graham sporting a grey-and-white color combination. Both of her tummy and tanned legs were beautifully displayed.
Ashley is among the famous plus-size models in recent memory.
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