Book 3/52 Angels & Demons by Dan Brown Review

I know I’m so late in completing this challenge. But I’m still hoping to finish 52 books this year so… I’m so glad when I finished this book. Also, it’s soooooo deep and the story is so interesting.

So this book is about the adventure of Robert Langdon across Europe, specifically in Rome. It involves a whole lot about symbology, the Catholic church, science and the Illuminati.

Here are some quotes I’d like to react to:

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I agree with this. Most Christian religions are based on the Bible. Even Islam is based on a book called Quran. I believe that religions are connected and some of the beliefs are actually intertwined.

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This actually makes a lot of sense. I am aware that some holidays we celebrate as Christians are based off of pagan cultures, like Easter, Valentine’s Day and Christmas. Early conquerors are very smart for “transmuting”.

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I also believe that people don’t have to kill to be called terrorists. As long as they are working to cause terror and fear, they are terrorists in my eyes.

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I agree. This is why I believe that there is no correct religion. What’s important is your relationship with God.

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This also makes sense. I even had a theory that God is the universe. He is fate, he is destiny. He decides about your fate but it was done long ago. Hence, what you call predetermination.

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Exactly!!! I believe that God’s mind is so brilliant we can’t comprehend.

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We all search for meaning, just in different ways and approaches.

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When we believe that there is someone guiding us, we feel safer and more secure that we aren’t lost and that there is something for us in the future.

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This is a great theory. And it makes sense especially when you think about how the prophets, wise men like Buddha as well as Jesus Christ likes to meditate.

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Technically, we are. We are all made up of atoms and those atoms brush up each other at some points.

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This is because religion is manmade, which means it’s with loopholes. I believe that the Bible is a guide but we shouldn’t follow it word for word as it’s only another person’s interpretations of God’s message.

I remember that this series was controversial and was said to make you question your beliefs. However, I have been enlightened, actually. Some things makes more sense now. I’m not using this book as a Bible or anything. It just made me feel more confident in my beliefs and my theories because I now know that someone else out there agrees with me.

Also, the book doesn’t make you go against the church. It makes you question if you are following the rituals because they make sense or because of blind idolatry. And I think that’s the beauty of it — having the freedom to evaluate yourself and your beliefs. God gave us free will and intelligence so that we can figure out what is moral and what is good.

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