Jesus’ Tomb

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.


[tags]James Cameron, Titanic, Jesus of Nazareth, Mary, Mary Magdalene, Simcha Jacobovici, Christian, atheist, atheism, Jerusalem, DNA, archaeology, Bible, The Da Vinci Code, Time blog, Israel, Jewish, James Ossuary[/tags]

  • Sark

    What happens when a athiest dies?
    Ever think about that ? when you’re lookin up at the ceiling drawing your last futile breaths, do ya just let it go? or are ya gonna fight for it ?
    Something to think long and hard about ,cuz one day soon it’s gonna be right there in your face .The difference between an athiest and someone with faith in God is,you have no hope…….. tragic.

  • http://atheista.net benj

    What happens when a athiest dies?
    Ever think about that ? when you’re lookin up at the ceiling drawing your last futile breaths, do ya just let it go? or are ya gonna fight for it ?
    Something to think long and hard about ,cuz one day soon it’s gonna be right there in your face .The difference between an athiest and someone with faith in God is,you have no hope…….. tragic.

    You make it sound like it’s a choice. :) Atheism for most people is not a conscious choice – it’s a predilection towards less esoteric beliefs. Having a conscious effort to have faith may not even be enough to overcome that ‘bias’ against esoteric things and mysticism.

  • Mriana

    Sigh. You know, after studying various religions, philosophies, and mythology you come to the point where you realize that what you were told isn’t necessarily truth. Of course, I never had a conception of a supernatural anthromorphic being either.

    The problems is, so a many people never research the religious beliefs they were taught. They just accept without question- mostly out of fear. Just look at your question, Sark, it’s full of fear.


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