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USA Today full-page advertisement May 19, 2006



Explanation of our Advertisement



You don't need faith. You just need a computer.

You don't need faith to be a seeker. Westminster Seminary is certainly committed to the priority of faith as the means of receiving God's revelation. Faith has a trust component, though it also requires knowledge. Thus, the provocative statement of the ad is in the spirit of G. K. Chesterton's use of paradox. For most people faith means "blind faith," or a "religious leap." We are asking people not to trust the Da Vinci Code information without examining the evidence and the claims of God's revelation, by means of the computer, which can access our website.

Worshipping the French

We trust our French friends will appreciate the humor of this ad, which plays on the ambivalent feelings of many, especially the French, about that wonderful culture. Much of the Da Vinci story takes place in France, and the book describes Jesus as having an offspring, the Merovingians, which gained power in the Roman Empire and in France, in the early medieval period. According to The Da Vinci Code, based in large part on the 1982 best-seller, Holy Blood, Holy Grail, the Merovoingian descendants included Godefroi de Bouillon (1061-1100), the supposed founder of the Priory of Sion, a center of conspiracy whose Grand Masters included Leonardo and Victor Hugo.



 

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