Originally Posted by mtnbikinbryno
people just need to remember that it's fiction and chill out.
Agreed. It's like those idiots that read Dianetics then believe that aliens possess people and populated the earth (Dianetics, written by L. Ron Hubbard, science-fiction author and origin of the Scientology religion).
I have heard scholars discuss and it appears the author did a great job as a fiction writer of twisting real facts to draw in the readers. For instance, there is a reference that Mary of Magdeline is Jesus' "wife" as translated in some arabic language. However, the bible clearly states that the translation is from the Greek not arabic. The greek translation is like "friend". In other words, if you did not know that the word was from a Greek translation (something the author leaves out) then you might mis-interpret the translation.