I used to be catholic, became agnostic and now I am an atheist. A faithless atheist, in the sense that, if god turns out to exist, I wont be shocked, but untill now, I've seen no reasons to believe it does exits. That said, I think there are a lot of ways to make a buck with religion, including denying it. I did not see the interview or read the link, but from your post, I feel this is another of those cases in which someone develops possible theory and spins it to fit some evidence. Kind of like, that "were the gods astronauts" book or "the moon landing was a hoax" or "inteligent design theory" (sorry, I couldn't help it). These are fun ideas, but they're even funner to the people making a huge stack of cash on them. Think about this: If Jesus was God, that story makes no sense. If he wasn't god, it still makes no sense (or, at most, very little). We all feel drawn to these "conspiration theories", but in the end, they never fly. Catholicism, above other religions, are easy prey for such theories because the dogmas (in a broad sense) are bolder. What I mean is, that it puts itself in the real world much more than other religions. To my knowledge, it is the only major religion that states that God walked among us in a contemporary times (unlike Adam/Eve story, Jesus's is registered by his contemporary and we have written records of that time and before). So it's easy to challenge it. If this guy's theory was any serious, it would have begun being published in some New England Journal of Arquelogy where it could be challenged by peers. More papers would be published on the subjet untill it eventually became a theory. Think about this, if you had started to uncover such increadible findings, would you wait to find out all of it, write a book and risk being beaten by a reaseach assistant? No serious science findings are published fisrt on books anymore. These books are simply to make money and I'm sure this one isn't any different. For an equally enlightening view of reality, try reading Harry Potter.