Monday, February 26, 2007

What do Anna Nicole Smith, James Brown, and Jesus Christ all have in common?

If James Cameron is to be believed, Jesus of Nazareth is, in fact still dead. Cameron has made a Discovery Channel movie about finding some caskets with the names Joseph, Jesus, Mary, and Mary in a cave somewhere near Jerusalem. Frankly, I find the whole thing amusing. There's no way to prove that the caskets do in fact belong to THE Jesus from the Bible, but I do think it's always entertaining to watch Christians squirm and get agitated about anything that challenges their patently absurd beliefs. Some of the comments on the Time/CNN blog are priceless.

Posted by Diana Manwaring
February 24, 2007

I don't buy this heresy for one minute. After I heard about this, I did some digging and found that Cameron and Jacobovici produced a documentary that claimed the Exodus actually occurred. I, as a believer, already knew that.

So, this raises an important question. If Cameron and Jacobovici believe in the Exodus, how could they NOT believe in the Resurrection? How could they accept part of Scripture, but not all of it? They're speaking out of both sides of their mouths.

I have had an interest in archaeology for a number of years, especially Biblical archaeology. People need to be aware of a number of facts, including that the names of Jesus, Joseph, Mary, etc, were very common at that time. How could they possibly claim that whatever inscriptions are on these coffins belong to the Holy Family?

This appears to be a great deception.....and I don't buy it for one minute.


Thank you, Diana Manwaring, for letting the world know that you are, in fact, a retard. Lest anyone think that I am drawing broad conclusions from one post, I kindly refer you to several other posts where she uses the same kind of twisted, circular logic that most people abandon after they leave the fifth grade.

To answer your question, Diana, as some others have attempted to do so in the link above, when a single document makes x number of claims, just because one claim, which we will call claim A, is proven to be true, that does not therefore make ALL claims true. Particularly when Claim A involves a mass migration of a huge number of people and Claim R is the unfuckingbelievable claim that some dude was dead for a while and then, suddenly, stopped being dead three days later. As Carl Sagan used to say, before he, like Jesus, died and stayed that way, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. This is further made true by the unknown and undoubtedly high number of independent authors who contributed to make up what we collectively call today, Scripture or "The Bible."

If anyone is interested Cameron's movie is set to premier on the Discovery Channel on Sunday at nine. Unless of course some Christian assholes decide to boycott advertisers and pressure Discovery into chickening out on us.