Yeah, probably so. But he's doing a good job of keeping the pot stirred in view of the Da Vinci Code's movie release next year, so maybe he's just crazy like a fox. It seems Brown is standing by his claimthat Jesus was married with children:
AUTHOR Dan Brown is set to reignite controversy over his besteller The Da Vinci Code today, by defending claims he makes in the book that Jesus Christ married and had a child.
In a rare television interview to be broadcast tonight on the National Geographic Channel, Brown reaffirms his “belief” in book’s key theory – that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and their French-born child started a blood line stretching to the present day. Critics have denounced the new claims as “bonkers”.
The Da Vinci Code, first published in 2003, has sparked worldwide religious debate. The quasi-historical thriller claims Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting The Last Supper holds the key to the Holy Grail. According to the book, the Grail is not a chalice, as traditionally believed, but Mary Magdalene.
It alleges Jesus and Mary married and had a child and that their bloodline survives to this day – a secret kept by the Catholic Church.
And how are those claims being substantiated?Film makers tried to find the sources from which Brown said he gleaned the information to compile his theory. However, they noted that some of the claims were not supported by historians, theologians or in academic works.
Huh. How about that?