THE ARCHBISHOP GROWS A SPINE
In an article in the Telegraph (London), Elizabeth Day wrote that the Archbishop of Canterbury went on the attack today against The Da Vinci Code and the world’s obsession with it and similar books. It is good to see Dr. Rowan Williams defending the faith.
Dr. Williams used his Easter sermon at Canterbury Cathedral to express his criticism both to the attacks on the reliability of scripture and the obsession with mystery and conspiracy theory. Dr. Williams joins the chorus of preachers, priests and popes who are condemning the book and its theories at Easter and just before the release of the movie. The Pope and his personal priest, Raniero Cantalamessa, also used Easter sermons to criticise The Da Vinci Code.
The Archbishop also added the Gospel of Judas to his criticisms. He said "Anything that looks like the official version is automatically suspect."