Author of 'Da Vinci Code' Resides on Controversial Arguments

( [email protected] ) May 20, 2004 08:44 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. - The author of "The Da Vinci Code," Dan Brown, in a rare public appearance revealed that he omitted information that will lead to further controversy regarding the identity of Jesus Christ.

The controversial work has spawned much criticism from liberal and conservative writers as well as religious leaders over the past months. Currently, "The Da Vinci Code" has sold 7.5 million copies worldwide and has recent onscreen-making expectations.

Brown's best seller dissects the origins of Jesus Christ and disputes long-held traditional beliefs of Catholicism. The author had declared in a writer's group in New Hampshire that he considered including material discrediting the survival of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion.

"For me, that was just three or four steps too far," he admitted to crowd of more than 800 people. The author had previously rejected numerous media interviews regarding his work this year.

Brown said that he had "very credible sources" for his argument, yet still admitted that the information was ultimately too flimsy. Brown had said that he was grateful that controversy developing over his work, reasoning that apathy is a hindrance in the analysis of understanding science and religion.

Liberal and conservative writers have pin-pointed faulty arguments due to errors in sources of information. One key weakness that they spotted in the authors work ?claiming that Christ married Mary Magdalene and that sinister Christians suppressed information about it ?originates from a book titled "Holy Blood, Holy Grail?published in 1982 that received reviews of "rank nonsense" from the New York Times.