What's so bad about human sacrifice?

"Bible calls for human sacrifice ?!"

"Bible calls for human sacrifice ?!"

The Bible and the Ancient Mysteries are one and the same: the source of many hidden secrets. This quintessence can be found in Dan Brown's latest thriller: The Lost Symbol.

The Bible and the Ancient Mysteries are one and the same: the source of many hidden secrets. This quintessence can be found in Dan Brown's latest thriller: The Lost Symbol. The bestselling author sends his main character, the symbologist Robert Langdon, on a gripping and dangerous scavenger hunt. And as with «The Da Vinci Code» and «Illuminati», Langdon fights against time; he has only a few hours to decipher the final secret of the Freemasons using a map on a pyramid.

The monster that pressures Langdon and leaves a trail of horror in Washington D.C. is obsessed with the idea of ​​becoming a god-like being with the help of the puzzle. And even worse: the monster believes it has to make a human sacrifice to God in order to free its soul from the prison of the body and to surrender to the transformation.

Brown does not skimp on the "Lost Symbol" with cross-references to the Bible. But things get really explosive when - like a literary transformation - according to Brown's conclusion, "Ancient Mysteries" are replaced by the synonym "Bible" throughout the book. All of a sudden, statements like these arise:

• The Bible is a book of codes.

• The Bible is the source of countless legends.

• Secret brotherhoods have been established to protect the Bible.

• The Bible reveals its hidden power only to those who are enlightened enough to decipher it.

• The Bible conjures up the untapped potential of the human spirit.

• It takes a sacrifice to unleash the power of the Bible ... A human soul needs to be released from its body.

It is incomprehensible that no parish or parish in this country had the idea to react to this book, which is currently read by thousands of people, and to offer a review. What do you think the majority of believers do with such statements?

Roger Fuchs