Friday, March 02, 2007
He won't be back!
Is the tomb of Jesus Christ under an apartment complex in Jerusalem? That's what James Cameron would have you believe. The Terminator director claims that ossuaries found in a first-century burial place may not only hold the bones of Jesus, but also the bones belonging to Jesus' family. In addition, they claim to provide evidence Jesus and Mary Magdalene were buried together and even had a son.
But fear not, all questions will be answered on “The Lost Tomb of Jesus,” an upcoming documentary to be aired on the Discovery Channel Sunday, March 4th at 9 p.m. ET.
My buddy Justin said that this build-up reminds him of Geraldo opening up Al Capone's supposed vault on prime time.
I can't say I disagree with him.
Here's a brief story round-up:
Crypt Held Bodies of Jesus and Family, Film Says; New York Times
'Lost Tomb of Jesus' Claim Called a Stunt; Washington Post
Claims about Jesus’ ‘lost tomb’ stir up tempest; MSNBC
Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, has chimed in on his blog about the whole "Jesus Tomb" affair. Here's an excerpt:
"If Jesus was in there, and sat up when I took the lid off, I’d first try to judge how angry he looked. If he had that money-changers-in-the-temple look, I’d go with a joke, like “Ha ha! Turn the other cheek!” Or maybe I’d try to explain to him that the extra suffering was extra good for humanity, and after all, that’s his job. Then I’d say, “Hey, I don’t like my job either, but you don’t see me complaining all the time.”
Read the blog in its entirety here.