"It was embarrassing to have to agree with them," Mr Rogers told the BBC News website.
The Shroud of Turin is much older than suggested by radiocarbon dating carried out in the 1980s, according to a new study in a peer-reviewed journal.
A research paper published in Thermochimica Acta suggests the shroud is between 1,300 and 3,000 years old.
And even though I want to believe that it belonged to Jesus, I think it would be better if it remained a mystery.
Benjamin, Pittsburgh, USA Time heals all wounds, solves all mystery, and buries all truth. This debate will only be solved after UFOs and the Kennedy assassination.
The author dismisses 1988 carbon-14 dating tests which concluded that the linen sheet was a medieval fake.
The shroud, which bears the faint image of a blood-covered man, is believed by some to be Christ's burial cloth.
They only way any truth can be gained from the shroud is through testing it's age again - to get some measure of certainty.
David Appleyard, Halifax, UK The Shroud is one of the most intriguing antiquities in the world. Tradition has often been confirmed by scientific investigation.
Raymond Rogers says his research and chemical tests show the material used in the 1988 radiocarbon analysis was cut from a medieval patch woven into the shroud to repair fire damage.
It was this material that was responsible for an invalid date being assigned to the original shroud cloth, he argues.
However, the shroud itself is actually much older." Some now hope the Vatican will give approval for samples of the shroud to be re-tested.