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iniquity
02-24-2007, 09:09 PM
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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.

No, it's not a re-make of "The Da Vinci Codes'. It's supposed to be true.

Let's go back 27 years, when Israeli construction workers were gouging out the foundations for a new building in the industrial park in the Talpiyot, a Jerusalem suburb. of Jerusalem. The earth gave way, revealing a 2,000 year old cave with 10 stone caskets. Archologists were summoned, and the stone caskets carted away for examination. It took 20 years for experts to decipher the names on the ten tombs. They were: Jesua, son of Joseph, Mary, Mary, Mathew, Jofa and Judah, son of Jesua.
Israel's prominent archeologist Professor Amos Kloner didn't associate the crypt with the New Testament Jesus. His father, after all, was a humble carpenter who couldn't afford a luxury crypt for his family. And all were common Jewish names.

There was also this little inconvenience that a few miles away, in the old city of Jerusalem, Christians for centuries had been worshipping the empty tomb of Christ at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Christ's resurrection, after all, is the main foundation of the faith, proof that a boy born to a carpenter's wife in a manger is the Son of God.

But film-makers Cameron and Jacobovici claim to have amassed evidence through DNA tests, archeological evidence and Biblical studies, that the 10 coffins belong to Jesus and his family.

Ever the showman, (Why does this remind me of the impresario in another movie,"King Kong", whose hubris blinds him to the dangers of an angry and very large ape?) Cameron is holding a New York press conference on Monday at which he will reveal three coffins, supposedly those of Jesus of Nazareth, his mother Mary and Mary Magdalene. News about the film, which will be shown soon on Discovery Channel, Britain's Channel 4, Canada's Vision, and Israel's Channel 8, has been a hot blog topic in the Middle East (check out a personal favorite: Israelity Bites) Here in the Holy Land, Biblical Archeology is a dangerous profession. This 90-minute documentary is bound to outrage Christians and stir up a titanic debate between believers and skeptics. Stay tuned.

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maestro wooz
02-24-2007, 10:17 PM
does it matter? People on all sides make too big of an issue if the bible is based on a true story.

V4D3R
02-24-2007, 10:23 PM
I guess nobody told Dracula about this.

Urban_Journalz
02-24-2007, 10:53 PM
James Cameron doesn't seem to learn from other people's mistakes. If he thinks Mel Gibson got chewed out or his flick, this fool is in for a whole boat-load of s**t behind this. The fact that people are into digging up other people and parading them around like trophies is a clear sign of how far someone will go for the sake of attention. I think this is a publicity stunt on the part of Cameron and also a very dangerous move on his part.

the silencer
02-24-2007, 11:08 PM
reading this kinda gives me the chills..

i think this is gonna cause a HUGE uproar....like seriously turning ppl against each other n shit..

maestro wooz
02-25-2007, 12:24 AM
i think he'll be dismissed as crazy and yeah it'll probaly raise a good uproar. Could this be what sends us into christian extremism http://www.thecorpse.com/forums/style_emoticons/default/009_ohno.gif

LikwidSwordz
02-25-2007, 04:35 PM
Stupid, Jesus didnt have time for a wife, P.E.A.C.E.

ARRCIMEDES
02-25-2007, 05:04 PM
Lets Suppose Hat Its True And Who Cares Anyway? The Church Wont Acknowledge That Its True. It Might Be Contrary To Their Modern Interpretation Of Their Beliefs. The Last Place That Youd Think Of Putting That Information Out For Other People To Hear About Is In Public.
Extreme Christians Might Try To Destroy It So That They Can Continue In Their Immorally Misguided Religion.

Frontal Lobotomy
02-25-2007, 05:36 PM
Sounds a bit like Scorcese's Last Temptation of Christ, that film. As for Jesus, would it really be that bad if he had himself a woman?
The fact that the bible says his only female friend was a hooker is a tad, well, sexist. But then, it can't be falsifying at all if God himself wrote ie eh.

iniquity
02-26-2007, 10:55 AM
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The cave in which Jesus Christ was buried has been found in Jerusalem, claim the makers of a new documentary film.



If it proves true, the discovery, which will be revealed at a press conference in New York Monday, could shake up the Christian world as one of the most significant archeological finds in history.


The coffins which, according to the filmmakers held the remains of Jesus of Nazareth, his mother Mary and Mary Magdalene will be displayed for the first timeon Monday in New York.



Jointly produced by Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici and Oscar winning director James Cameron, the film tells the exciting and tortuous story of the archeological discovery.



The story starts in 1980 in Jerusalemís Talpiyot neighborhood, with the discovery of a 2,000 year old cave containing ten coffins. Six of the ten coffins were carved with inscriptions reading the names: Jesua son of Joseph, Mary, Mary, Matthew, Jofa (Joseph, identified as Jesusí brother), Judah son of Jesua (Jesusí son - the filmmakers claim).



Decades of research

The findings in the cave, including the decipherment of the inscriptions, were first revealed about ten years ago by internationally renowned Israeli archeologist Professor Amos Kloner.


Since their discovery, the caskets were kept in the Israeli Antiquities Authority archive in Beit Shemesh, but now two have been sent to New York for their first public exhibition.


Although the cave was discovered nearly 30 years ago and the casket inscriptions decoded ten years ago, the filmmakers are the first to establish that the cave was in fact the burial site of Jesus and his family.


The film, which documents the stages of the discovery, is the result of three years labor and research. It will be broadcast on the international Discovery Channel, Britain's Channel 4, Canadaís Vision and Israelís Channel 8, which also took part in the film's production.


According to the filmmakers, the filmís claim is based on close work with world-famous scientists, archeologists, statisticians, DNA specialists and antiquities experts.

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> http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3368731,00.html
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.. his son? .. whoa .. :learning: ..

bizzlez
02-26-2007, 08:38 PM
with todays technology I wouldn't doubt it

I'm watching the thing about it now on cnn

but experts are saying its a fraud

iniquity
02-26-2007, 11:36 PM
but experts are saying its a fraud


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bizzlez
02-26-2007, 11:39 PM
I think they said their independent studies

and saying stuff like, why don't you use Judah's remains to study, and the archaeologists sorta evaded the question. if I remember right

Visionz
02-27-2007, 12:30 AM
Sounds a bit like Scorcese's Last Temptation of Christ, that film. As for Jesus, would it really be that bad if he had himself a woman?
The fact that the bible says his only female friend was a hooker is a tad, well, sexist. But then, it can't be falsifying at all if God himself wrote ie eh.The Bible never states that Mary is a prostitute, that people widely accept that it does shows just how good the Church is at twisting public perception

does it matter? People on all sides make too big of an issue if the bible is based on a true story.I've always said to myself (and to others) that even if the Bible is fiction the lesson of universal love and mankind's redemption are both true and important regardless. It is hard to tell what's what with Bible due to all the revisions and manipulations through the course of time. The Quran disagrees with the Bible on what happened to Jesus as it is, and I always side with the Quran where the two dispute.

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http://www.ynetnews.com/PicServer2/01082004/469327/C0000626_a.jpg




The cave in which Jesus Christ was buried has been found in Jerusalem, claim the makers of a new documentary film.



If it proves true, the discovery, which will be revealed at a press conference in New York Monday, could shake up the Christian world as one of the most significant archeological finds in history.


The coffins which, according to the filmmakers held the remains of Jesus of Nazareth, his mother Mary and Mary Magdalene will be displayed for the first timeon Monday in New York.



Jointly produced by Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici and Oscar winning director James Cameron, the film tells the exciting and tortuous story of the archeological discovery.



The story starts in 1980 in Jerusalemís Talpiyot neighborhood, with the discovery of a 2,000 year old cave containing ten coffins. Six of the ten coffins were carved with inscriptions reading the names: Jesua son of Joseph, Mary, Mary, Matthew, Jofa (Joseph, identified as Jesusí brother), Judah son of Jesua (Jesusí son - the filmmakers claim).



Decades of research

The findings in the cave, including the decipherment of the inscriptions, were first revealed about ten years ago by internationally renowned Israeli archeologist Professor Amos Kloner.


Since their discovery, the caskets were kept in the Israeli Antiquities Authority archive in Beit Shemesh, but now two have been sent to New York for their first public exhibition.


Although the cave was discovered nearly 30 years ago and the casket inscriptions decoded ten years ago, the filmmakers are the first to establish that the cave was in fact the burial site of Jesus and his family.


The film, which documents the stages of the discovery, is the result of three years labor and research. It will be broadcast on the international Discovery Channel, Britain's Channel 4, Canadaís Vision and Israelís Channel 8, which also took part in the film's production.


According to the filmmakers, the filmís claim is based on close work with world-famous scientists, archeologists, statisticians, DNA specialists and antiquities experts.

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> http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3368731,00.html
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.. his son? .. whoa .. :learning: .. The Dna thing sets off an alarm for me. What DNA? wouldn't you have to have a sample to compare it to in the first place? The names inscribed on the casket spark some interest but it seems, aside from that and location, they're clutching at straws.

supremecharma
02-27-2007, 01:29 AM
well LHX is god, couldnt they take a sample from him?

Frontal Lobotomy
02-27-2007, 07:13 AM
The Bible never states that Mary is a prostitute, that people widely accept that it does shows just how good the Church is at twisting public perception.

You could be right, I've not read the bible in a long time, and I did attend a catholic school for a while, but I'm sure there's something in the New testament that suggested it, but again I'm not too sure. As it stands, like in most religious sctiprtures, its all about patriarchy anyway. Whore or not, there's no real love for women in religion.

Big Risk
02-27-2007, 08:31 AM
They need to clone each one of them with the DNA found. That would be the end IMO.

iniquity
02-27-2007, 08:45 PM
You could be right, I've not read the bible in a long time, and I did attend a catholic school for a while, but I'm sure there's something in the New testament that suggested it, but again I'm not too sure. As it stands, like in most religious sctiprtures, its all about patriarchy anyway. Whore or not, there's no real love for women in religion.

.. The Catholic Church apologized for portraying Mary Magdalene as a Prostitute ..