This will be shot down quickly, I anticipate.
James Cameron, of Titanic fame, is promoting a documentary he produced. And in New York on Monday, he will hold a press conference where “he will reveal three coffins, supposedly those of Jesus of Nazareth, his mother Mary and Mary Magdalene.”
In a new documentary, Producer Cameron and his director, Simcha Jacobovici, make the starting claim that Jesus wasn’t resurrected –the cornerstone of Christian faith– and that his burial cave was discovered near Jerusalem. And, get this, Jesus sired a son with Mary Magdelene.
Cameron *knows* all this through “DNA tests, archaeological evidence, and Biblical studies.”
Wait a minute. Don’t Christians say Jesus was resurrected? Isn’t that what Christianity hinges on? Is this The Da Vinci Code all over again?
If this is true… well… Wow.
If it’s not… then you’ll still hear about it anyway. According to the Time blog post, one prominent Israeli archaeologist has already said the crypt is not Jesus’. His family couldn’t have afforded the luxuries and the Jewish names on the tombs were common in that region.
The whole story sounds eerily similar to that of the James Ossuary from a few years back.
Maybe James Cameron is just trying to prove once again that he is the real King of the World.
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