By Zia H Shah, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times
The character Sir Leigh Teabing, in the famous novel ‘the Da Vinci code,’ by Dan Brown, says, “We are in the middle of a war. One that has been going on forever to protect a secret so powerful that if revealed it would devastate the very foundations of mankind.” What could that secret be?
What could that secret be?
François Bérenger Saunière (1852-1917) was a priest in the French village of Rennes-le-Château, in the Aude region, officially from 1885 to 1909. Dan Brown in his best-selling 2003 novel the Da Vinci Code, has named the the character Jacques Saunière who is the curator of Louvre museum after him. Many documentaries about the Da Vinci code refer to fact that François Bérenger Saunière had found a secret that made him a very rich man. What was that secret? Did he find some secret documents? Did he find the holy Grail? Did he find that Mary Magdalene was married to Jesus Christ? Did he find the Royal blood line of Jesus through Mary Magdalene going all the way back to King David; or did he find that Jesus did not die on the cross?
I propose that the sense of secrecy and a hype, about a certain secret that the book the Da Vinci code has aroused in the masses, is actually hiding in open sight. It is none other than the fact that Jesus did not die on the cross! What would finding a descendent of King David or Jesus Christ do in the modern life. World has moved beyond kingship. What would be the big impact if we all come to believe that Mary Magdalene was married to Jesus Christ? What could a untensil the Holy Grail achieve unless it was Alladin’s lamp? What would the discovery of a secret organization do? There are perhaps scores out there!
There is however, one secret that will demolish the dogmas of Christianity, if majority come to see and believe it! That open secret is that Jesus Christ did not die on the cross. As far as the Western population is concerned this is still a secret, most have not heard about it. It is as if it were hidden in open sight. It is fair to say that, it is the elephant in the room that the movie, the novel, the commentaries and the documentaries fail to capture!
The Holy Grail is finding the truth about the whole mystery of events around Jesus being put on the cross. If you discover the full truth of the details for yourself, it will not only fulfill your intellectual curiosity but would fulfill you spiritually.
Your search for the Holy Grail starts with a BBC documentary, Jesus In India / Did Jesus Die on the Cross?
This thirty minute documentary by BBC, examines what happened to Jesus Christ after he was put on the cross, based on Bible, historical and medical evidence: