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    Finally a map that I can use espiceilly when curry hunting.

    By sheer coincidence [surely] I uploaded the first part of Deception Point to my player last night and plan to give it a go at lunch.

    The Don goes to the DVC premiere AND doesn't froth at the mouth!!

    admits to having read the book but doesn't allow the missus to come.

    see pic of don + michelle


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    related info to check out

    Sophia Fellowship
    http://sophian.org
    http://www.sophian.org/forum/

    Tomb Of Jesus.com - Did Jesus survive crucifixion and journey to India? why??
    http://tombofjesus.com

    Did Jesus die in Kashmir?
    http://hamsa.org/resurrection.htm
    http://hamsa.org

    "Those who say that the Lord died first and then rose up are in error, for he rose up first and then died."

    —Gospel of Philip


    In the Footsteps of Jesus
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/programmes/jesus/footsteps/index.shtml

    Mystery of the Martyr's Tomb: Part One
    http://snipurl.com/qmf0


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    Mystery of the Martyr's Tomb: Part One
    http://travel.news.yahoo.com/b/rba_daily/rba_daily4336

    Mystery of the Martyr's Tomb: Part Two
    http://travel.news.yahoo.com/b/rba_daily/rba_daily4337

    Mystery of the Martyr's Tomb: Part Three http://travel.news.yahoo.com/b/rba_daily/rba_daily4339


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    Egad Vrin at this rate you just may be chief guest at the first Geopat lynching. Though I do admire your restraint in not linking JC to Reiki which even I found a bit dubious.

    No that the first day has passed and India has allowed the Howard vehicle to trundle on, and Thailand has restored the last 10 minutes: Perhaps we should change the tack of this thread to

    HAVE YOU ACTUALLY PAID $80 TO SEE THE MOVIE AND EXACTLY HOW RIPPED OFF DO YOU FEEL?


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    correction to previous post

    first word second paragraph

    Now not No


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    From what I've read .. the critics at cannes are not impressed. A conspiracy of biblical proportions?


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    Fatwa On Fun

    just had to get that in



    Christians and Muslims Come Together to combat Ron Howard
    16-May-2006
    Written by: Alexander Rogers

    It’s a Fatwa on Fun, a crusade against Cool

    Christian groups around the globe are getting revved up for film season. Specifically, they’re all fired up for the upcoming global release of the Ron Howard flick, “The Da Vinci Code.” That the shocking conclusion of the film has practically been revealed to everyone all over the world might have meant a lean opening for some movies, but the controversial nature of the plot twist and the fierce opposition it has engendered among some Christian groups and the Vatican has made the film a popular subject in the press. This, in turn, has accelerated worldwide religious resistance to the release, including threats of a hunger strike by the leader of a Christian group in India. The film’s release in that country has been postponed until the government can review it after a litany of complaints and the threat of a boycott by Christians and, perhaps more importantly, Mumbai’s Muslim clerics.

    The film has survived an attempt to ban it by a group in South Korea and British drives to get what was quoted in the BBC as a “health warning” label attached to the beginning of the film. I suppose they mean religious health in this instance. In Thailand the government will be adding extra warnings to the beginning of the film to let moviegoers know that the summer fiction contains no element of truth.

    The film already looks to be a big hit.



    AND.....

    When asked to comment, Ron Howard said his Pa liked the movie, but Aunt Bea kept her eyes closed through most of it.


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    A Shaggy Grail story

    What a Sin

    The Da Vinci Code neuters itself.


    best quote to make you want to spend $80

    ...eccentric semi-invalid called “Sir Leigh Teabing,” a sodomite moniker if ever there was one, and played by an extra-fruity Sir Ian McKellen.



    http://nymag.com/movies/reviews/17041/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by kens14:
    Dan Brown and his books....,

    I like to think of myself as well read and 'cultured' (arrogant, really). However, I read the Da Vinci Code because everyone else had read it. I found the first 2/3 of the book a very easy, gripping read. I thought the last 1/3 was an unspeakablemound of predictable bovine product.

    However, I was really interested in the phenomenon that is 'Dan Brown' - he's like the J.K.Rowling for grown ups. I was also impressed by the background research that obviously goes into his books (much done by his wife I'm told). So, I'm ashamed to admit I read a couple of the others (Icebergs and computers in bunkers in Virginia swing into vision). Each book I thought was a great read for the first 2/3's then the last 1/3 was totally rubbish.

    Dan Brown - he's like Peter Crouch, great on the build up, but he just can't finish !
    I CANNOT AGREE MORE!!!!!!!

    Even his first book, which is probably his best, probably should have the last 50 pages ripped out and deleted from further printing.

    Its so true that he can't finish a good story.

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    Is Vrindavan for real???

    Give me a break! What a load of !$#%!$%!


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