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Snaggy

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Icon 3 posted February 25, 2007 09:00      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Brace yourself. James Cameron, the man who brought you 'The Titanic' is back with another blockbuster. This time, the ship he's sinking is Christianity.

Cameron is holding a New York press conference on Monday at which he will reveal three coffins, supposedly those of Jesus of Nazareth, his mother Mary and Mary Magdalene.


http://time-blog.com/middle_east/2007/02/jesus_tales_from_the_crypt.html

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Ashitaka

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Icon 1 posted February 25, 2007 09:56      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
DNA tests can only prove that the people in those tombs are related. It cannot prove who they are unless we had some jesus DNA to compare to.

Anyways the best comment to thiis time article was some woman asking.

"how could a person believe in the exodus and not the resurection" (james camron once did a documentary proving the exodus)

My immediate reaction, ask a jewish person that.

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Icon 1 posted February 25, 2007 10:30      Profile for WinterSolstice     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Looks like a publicity stunt.

My opinion (and fair disclosure: I am not christian)
Who cares? Christians are asked to believe odder things, and on less evidence. Why would this upset people?

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Icon 1 posted February 25, 2007 12:43      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yeah, I remember seeing that a book is supposed to come out about that in a month or two. My major issue with that is what Ashitaka said, but also even if we have evidence that the people in the tomb were named Jesus, Mary, Matthew, Jofa, and Judah, those were all very common names around the beginning of the first millenium in that part of the world. It would be like thinking that finding a tomb with a Jennifer, Josh, and Kaitlin proved that it was my family right now.

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted February 25, 2007 14:39      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Mr Cameron's revelation is overshadowed by some far more important religious news.

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I knew it! I just knew that if I believed long enough and hard enough my faith in the FSM would be rewarded! Pastafarians of the world rejoice, for the benoodled one has returned! At last, after long absence, we'll have our pirates back! The world is saved! Are you Saved?

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Icon 1 posted February 26, 2007 09:23      Profile for Sxeptomaniac   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I would be curious as to what exactly the evidence they are providing is. I don't get cable, so I'll have to settle for reading commentary and debate on the whole thing later. However, I think many Christians are getting rather jaded about people claiming to have disproved some belief or another. I wouldn't be surprised if James Cameron doesn't stir up as much outrage as he hopes to.

Edit:
Just ran across this one:
http://www.breitbart.com/news/2007/02/26/D8NHFDRG3.html
Apparently the BBC did a piece on this same tomb a little over a decade ago.

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