Friday, March 02, 2007

Let Us Never Speak Of It Again

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So, the great and big-time director, James Cameron, has found the "lost tomb of Jesus."

Wow, that is very exciting. He and Dan Brown really should consider getting together.

I hesitate to even dignify this crap with any words at all, but I wouldn't want my silence to be misconstrued as conciliation or anything remotely like it.

Fortunately, real scientists and archaeologists are laughing this idiot off the street. This article insinuates that Cameron and his posse are doing this for cheap publicity and money. I feel very strongly that their motives are much more sinister than that.

Once and for all, everyone must understand that hollywood is a sworn and bitter enemy of Christianity. That's the bottom line. Period.

Anyway, let's see what the real expert think of this, shall we?

[[ Leading archaeologists in Israel and the United States yesterday denounced the purported discovery of the tomb of Jesus as a publicity stunt.

Scorn for the Discovery Channel's claim to have found the burial place of Jesus, Mary Magdalene and -- most explosively -- their possible son came not just from Christian scholars but also from Jewish and secular experts who said their judgments were unaffected by any desire to uphold Christian orthodoxy.

"I'm not a Christian. I'm not a believer. I don't have a dog in this fight," said William G. Dever, who has been excavating ancient sites in Israel for 50 years and is widely considered the dean of biblical archaeology among U.S. scholars. "I just think it's a shame the way this story is being hyped and manipulated."

"I've know about these ossuaries for many years and so have many other archaeologists, and none of us thought it was much of a story, because these are rather common Jewish names from that period," he (Dever) said. "It's a publicity stunt, and it will make these guys very rich, and it will upset millions of innocent people because they don't know enough to separate fact from fiction."

Similar assessments came yesterday from two Israeli scholars, Amos Kloner, who originally excavated the tomb, and Joe Zias, former curator of archaeology at the Israeli Antiquities Authority. Kloner told the Jerusalem Post that the documentary is "nonsense." Zias described it in an e-mail to The Washington Post as a "hyped up film which is intellectually and scientifically dishonest."
Jodi Magness, an archaeologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, expressed irritation that the claims were made at a news conference rather than in a peer-reviewed scientific article. By going directly to the media, she said, the filmmakers "have set it up as if it's a legitimate academic debate, when the vast majority of scholars who specialize in archaeology of this period have flatly rejected this," she said.

Magness noted that at the time of Jesus, wealthy families buried their dead in tombs cut by hand from solid rock, putting the bones in niches in the walls and then, later, transferring them to ossuaries.

She said Jesus came from a poor family that, like most Jews of the time, probably buried their dead in ordinary graves. "If Jesus' family had been wealthy enough to afford a rock-cut tomb, it would have been in Nazareth, not Jerusalem," she said.

Magness also said the names on the Talpiyot ossuaries indicate that the tomb belonged to a family from Judea, the area around Jerusalem, where people were known by their first name and father's name. As Galileans, Jesus and his family members would have used their first name and home town, she said.

"This whole case [for the tomb of Jesus] is flawed from beginning to end," she said.
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Christian Hating hollywood Perpetrating An Agenda Driven Stunt


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5 Comments:

Anonymous REC said...

It's the same with the "theory" of evolution. The agenda is to destroy the idea that we were created by a loving, all powerful God. The anti-semites and christian haters want/need to destroy the foundation of faith for both Jews and Christians.

This is necessary in order to further their agenda of abortion, gay rights, freedom of religion (or lack thereof), etc...

If we just crawled out of the ooze and morphed into humans by accident, who cares if you chop up that human inside of your womb??

If Jesus didn't die on the cross, rise again three days later, and ascend into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father, that we may believe in Him and be saved - then why does it matter that we are the sinful creatures that we are? As long as we don't hurt anybody else it's ok.

2/3/07 09:06  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you, rec. But its freedom FROM religion that they want not freedom OF religion.

2/3/07 09:20  
Blogger saj said...

I wish hollywood would put this much effort into investigating mohammad and the religion of pieces.

Forgive me if I dream a little.

2/3/07 10:22  
Blogger Chris Rosebrough said...

I've written a comprehensive rebuttal of the films claims. Please read it and decide for yourself whether or not the film claims are solid or a hoax.

You will find it at extremetheology.com

2/3/07 12:02  
Anonymous Mike said...

Very nice site Chris. And a good and thorough job of reviewing that nonsense.

2/3/07 19:27  

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