Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Da Vinci Code, Reloaded

First came The Da Vinci Code, a laughable piece of Christophobic trash that evangelical-hating Hollywood naturally made into a major motion picture depicting the Christian faith as a blatant fraud covering up the alleged "fact" that Jesus Christ wasn't REALLY God the Son but just a man Who in "reality" married Mary Magdelene and een had a son with her. Making Tom Hanks the lead character was, I guess, supposed to lend an air of credibility to this exercise in blasphemy.

Well, that was the foundation. Now we're getting "documentaries" purporting to have found the Jesus family cemetary:

Jesus had a son named Judah and was buried alongside Mary Magdalene, according to a new documentary by Hollywood film director James Cameron. The film examines a tomb found near Jerusalem in 1980 which producers say belonged to Jesus and His family.

Speaking in New York, the Oscar-winning Titanic director said statistical tests and DNA analysis backed this view.
Oh, really? And just when did the LORD submit DNA samples? And to whom? What "statistical tests"? Why is "the king of the world" trying to "scientify" this exercise in devil-inspired tabloidism? Other, of course, than to try and "de-deify" the King of Kings.

Hearteningly, it appears that nobody who actually knows anything about archeology is buying the vicious lie that Cameron is trying to sell:

Israeli archaeologist Amos Kloner, who was among the first to examine the tomb when it was first discovered, said the names marked on the coffins were very common at the time.

I don't accept the news that it was used by Jesus or his family," he told the BBC News website. "The documentary filmmakers are using it to sell their film." ...

"The historical, religious and archaeological evidence show that the place where Christ was buried is the Church of the Resurrection," said Attallah Hana, a Greek Orthodox clergyman in Jerusalem. The documentary, he said, "contradicts the religious principles and the historic and spiritual principles that we hold tightly to."

Kloner also said the filmmakers' assertions are false. "It was an ordinary middle-class Jerusalem burial cave," Kloner said. "The names on the caskets are the most common names found among Jews at the time."

Archaeologists also balk at the filmmaker's claim that the James Ossuary - the center of a famous antiquities fraud in Israel - might have originated from the same cave. In 2005, Israel charged five suspects with forgery in connection with the infamous bone box.

"I don't think the James Ossuary came from the same cave," said Dan Bahat, an archaeologist at Bar-Ilan University. "If it were found there, the man who made the forgery would have taken something better. He would have taken Jesus."

Stephen Pfann, a biblical scholar at the University of the Holy Land in Jerusalem who was interviewed in the documentary, nailed the heart of the matter:

"I don't think that Christians are going to buy into this," Pfann said. "But skeptics, in general, would like to see something that pokes holes into the story that so many people hold dear." [emphasis added]

"Skeptics." Heh. Ever wonder why these same "skeptics" don't make "documentaries" depicting the "prophet" Mohammed as a mentally-ill drug addict? Why is their "skepticism" only directed at Christianity? Is it any wonder that these people have made common cause with the Islamic fanatics who will not stop their unholy war until the "Christian" West is an irradiated ashheap?

Brothers and sisters, if you ever wanted to know what time it is, let James Cameron be your satanic pocket watch. And if you want to get out of these times with your nuts and your soul intact, let He Who left behind an empty tomb (not an ossuary) be your Savior and LORD, before the "Heaven Express" (had to toss in another Tom Hanks reference, no matter how oblique) leaves the station.