Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Jesus Tomb Thing

Some idiot film director (James Cameron) is rehashing some 27 year old discredited evidence that Jesus's was found. Well, Jesus wasn't the only guy called Jesus, even in the gospels. And there are so many women called Mary, it's positively hard to keep track of them all. My first reaction was that no-one with half a brain could possibly take it seriously, but was chatting to a friend today and he said he'd met someone who did take it seriously, which just goes to show that Einstein was right:

Only two things are infinite - the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

Anyway, here's a link to Ben Witherington's blog, where he discredits the whole thing. Here's a link to Jodi Magness discrediting it. Ben Witherington is a New Testament expert. Jodi Magness is an archaeologist and expert on 1st century Jewish burial customs. James Cameron is the guy who made Terminator.

1 comment:

Simon said...

I want to say that I do worship Jesus rather than Tom Wright, even if it doesn't show sometimes. Even so, his reaction to this (the first time around) was masterly:

Discovering a tomb with these names in one family is rather like an archaeologist two thousand years hence finding an English tomb with parents called Philip and Elizabeth and children called Charles and Anne, and claiming that this must be the British royal family.