World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization --... read more
When Leonardo Vetra, a CERN physicist is murdered with an "Illuminati" symbol seared on his chest, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is sent to investigate. Vittoria Vetra, Leonardo Vetra's adopted daughter reveals that she and her father had been studying the newly discovered power of... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
When Leonardo Vetra, a CERN physicist is murdered with an "Illuminati" symbol seared on his chest, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is sent to investigate. Vittoria Vetra, Leonardo Vetra's adopted daughter reveals that she and her father had been studying the newly discovered power of antimatter. They find that the antimatter canister is stolen, taken to Vatican City, and will explode after 24 hours. Langdon and Vittoria fly to Vatican city to search for the canister of antimatter, prevent the murders of the Preferiti, and stop the Illuminati from destroying Vatican City.
“Leading us from temptation.”Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca
“One does not need to have cancer to analyze its symptoms.”Maximillian Kohler
“Science seems irrelevant. Science can heal or science can kill. It depends on the soul of the man using the science. It is that soul that interests me.”Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca
“A promise to God is the most important promise of all. Never break a promise to God.”Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca
“Tonight we change the world.”Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca
“Who is the God who offers his people power but no moral framework to tell you how to use that power? What kind of God gives a child fire but does not warn the child of its dangers?”Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca
“"Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand."”Leonardo Vetra
“Have we become so spiritually bankrupt that we would rather believe in mathematical impossibility than in a power greater than us?”Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca
““Whether or not you believe in God, you must believe this: when we as a species abandon our trust in a power greater than us, we abandon our sense of accountability. Faiths … all faiths … are admonitions that there is something we cannot understand, something to which we are accountable. With faith we are accountable to each other, to ourselves, and to a higher truth."”
“Science tells me God must exist. My mind tells me I will never understand God. And my heart tells me I am not meant to.”Highlighted by 273 Kindle customers
“Religion is like language or dress. We gravitate toward the practices with which we were raised. In the end, though, we are all proclaiming the same thing. That life has meaning. That we are grateful for the power that created us.”Highlighted by 208 Kindle customers
Remembrance was a Buddhist philosopher’s trick. Rather than asking her mind to search for a solution to a potentially impossible challenge, Vittoria asked her mind simply to remember it. The presupposition that one once knew the answer created the mindset that the answer must exist . . . thus eliminating the crippling conception of hopelessness.Highlighted by 203 Kindle customers
“Sometimes, divine revelation simply means adjusting your brain to hear what your heart already knows.”Highlighted by 201 Kindle customers
Faith is universal. Our specific methods for understanding it are arbitrary. Some of us pray to Jesus, some of us go to Mecca, some of us study subatomic particles. In the end we are all just searching for truth, that which is greater than ourselves.”Highlighted by 185 Kindle customers
Each of us is a God, Buddha had said. Each of us knows all.We need only open our minds to hear our own wisdom.Highlighted by 153 Kindle customers
“Concisely put. Quite simply, the goal of terrorism is to create terror and fear. Fear undermines faith in the establishment. It weakens the enemy from within . . . causing unrest in the masses. Write this down. Terrorism is not an expression of rage. Terrorism is a political weapon. Remove a government’s façade of infallibility, and you remove its people’s faith.”Highlighted by 141 Kindle customers
“Mr. Langdon, I did not ask if you believe what man says about God. I asked if you believed in God. There is a difference. Holy scripture is stories . . . legends and history of man’s quest to understand his own need for meaning. I am not asking you to pass judgment on literature. I am asking if you believe in God. When you lie out under the stars, do you sense the divine? Do you feel in your gut that you are staring up at the work of God’s hand?”Highlighted by 137 Kindle customers
SCIENCE AND RELIGION ARE NOT AT ODDS. SCIENCE IS SIMPLY TOO YOUNG TO UNDERSTAND.Highlighted by 106 Kindle customers
ekuaba from Ghana, a gold cross from Spain, a cycladic idol from the Aegean, and even a rare woven boccus from Borneo, a young warrior’s symbol of perpetual youth.Highlighted by 32 Kindle customers
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