"Every now and then something comes along that's difficult for humans to classify. It's rather bizarre, for example, that a whale is classified as a mammal [though it] lives its life in the ocean ...
"In the world of religious leaders, Jesus is a whale. [He's] often lumped into the same phylum with other great religious leaders, including Moses, Muhammad and Buddha. But frankly, he doesn't fit. On the surface, he looks like a fish (a wonderful religious leader who has helped shape the world of faith and morals), but he taught and claimed something that, when analyzed, makes him a different species altogether. He claimed to be God."
--From The Da Vinci Code: A Companion Guide to the Movie, a Campus Crusade for Christ publication
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