Sunday, November 1, 2009

Last Chance!
"Hunting The Lost Symbol"
on Discovery Channel, Today

The documentary "Hunting The Lost Symbol" will be broadcast today, Sunday, November 1, on Discovery Channel, from 4 pm to 6 pm (Eastern time; check your local listings).

Of course, this documentary focuses on Dan Brown's new novel, The Lost Symbol. There are prominent segments about George Washington, the missing cornerstone to the U.S. Capitol building, Freemasonry, noetic science, Aleister Crowley (mentioned in the novel as an inspiration for the villain), and other topics related to the novel. I myself am one of several experts who are interviewed for the documentary.

The issue of particular interest to Latter-day Saints involves a segment where I discuss Dan Brown's concept of apotheosis--humans becoming gods--and relate that to the LDS doctrine of exaltation. (I was disappointed that the editor cut out my identifying myself as a Latter-day Saint, but such is life.) Dan Brown's novel puts this concept in front of tens of millions of people; this documentary is putting it in front of a few millions more. Enjoy.

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