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The King Of The World

From Time:
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.

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.
I'm pretty sure they meant to write "startling claim" so I'm gonna go with that.

Startling claim? Not to most people on Earth. That someone was the Son of God (and simultaneously God himself), born of a Virgin, bodily resurrected and physically ascended up into the sky is the only claim that startles a rational mind. Seriously, people of all faiths have the tendency of treating their religious claims as the default position of reality and that the burden of proof is on everyone else to disprove it. I'm sorry, but it's just not so.

Making a claim that contradicts everything we know so far (flying around on magic carpets, walking on water, invisble "auras") requires proof. I support anything that opens discusion, but do we really need James Cameron and Dan Brown hauling out coffins and making elaborate conpiracies to come around to something that is clear if you only take a step back and give an honest critical look at Biblical claims? Don't answer that.
02.24.2007 |