London, UK (PRWEB) December 21, 2004
Web guru TigerTom (http://www.tigertom.com) has slammed best seller 'The Da Vinci Code' by Dan Brown as: "A bubble-and-squeak of discredited esoteric propaganda and anti-Catholic bunkum".
"The idea of Mary Magdalene being Mrs. Jesus Christ, or her body being the Holy Grail, or the Priory Of Sion having a hold over the Vatican, are risible to anyone except conspiracy freaks, Mason-watchers, and bedsit-dwelling occultists".
"My concern is that genuine religious seekers may waste their time going up this spiritual dead end. Anyone interested in mysticism or esoteric Christianity in 2005 should seek out books by Dion Fortune, Kyriacos Markides or Dr. Stylianos Atteshlis, and leave this disingenuous potboiler on the shelf."
TigerTom said that the reason for him speaking out was that a colleague of a close friend said that, after reading Mr Brown's book: "She knew that Christianity was bogus".
"Christmas is upon us" he said. "Will people celebrate this feast day by giving 'The Da Vinci Code' as a present to their loved ones? The mind boggles."
"If a similar work of 'fiction' had been written claiming that Lutherans were covertly murdering the descendants of Luther, or that Jewish leaders were doing likewise to descendants of Moses, there would be uproar."
"As it is, this book is a poisonous fuel for anti-Christian and anti-Catholic sentiment, and should be classed alongside 'The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion', as a work of black propaganda".
TigerTom is the author of 'The Black Book Of Power', available at http://www.tigertom.com/personal-development.shtml. He describes himself as 'an armchair mystic of thirty years standing', originally from Ireland, and now based in London.