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Some of Dan Brown’s Works in Progress.
BY VINCE LICATA
The Tax Code: Jesus gets audited; is cleared of all charges on the third day.
The Source Code: Jesus tracks down software pirates among the Pharisees.
The Bar Code: Jesus uses the self-checkout lane; has difficulty scanning.
The Security Code: Jesus breaks into some houses; takes nothing, leaves love and understanding.
The Penal Code: Jesus in jail, again.
The Zip Code: Jesus mails a letter to the Pope; the Pope thinks it’s junk mail and throws it out; history changes forever.
The Genetic Code: The alleged illegitimate child of Jesus sues for patrimony.
The Enigma Code: The story of the Nazis’ “unbreakable” code. (Jesus not involved.)
The Health Code: Jesus gets mild food poisoning; is treated and released.
The Ethics Code: Jesus retracts the line “And blessed are the lawyers.”
The Area Code: Jesus changes his cell-phone company after too many dropped calls from His Dad.
The Municipal Code: Jesus is told to get the broken-down car out of his yard, or else pay a fine.
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