February 26, 2007

Dem bones

Well, I had to suffer through Matt Lauer this morning claiming that if Jesus' bones have been discovered — as is being claimed by director James Cameron — that "this will change everything." He seemed to be insinuating that all of Christianity would be disproved in an instant. Glib bastard.
So, James Cameron is claiming that the ossuary that was discovered contains the bones of both Jesus and Mary Magdelene. Now THAT I would find exciting. And oh, the bones of "Judah, son of Jesua." Yeppers. Their child. Which would mean that Jesus and Mary were indeed married. Lovers. Wow.
He is claiming DNA evidence. From what I understand, there is evidence of DNA on the Shroud of Turin, so, if that matches the bones, then we have a positive genetic id on Jesus.
Of course, I am taking this all with one huge grain of salt, because Cameron is hyping this for the release of his documentary. As far as I can tell, he's hoping on the DaVinci Code bandwagon, nothing more.
Not sure what I think of this yet. I'll have to get back to you all on this one. For now it looks like a lot of smoke and mirrors.

1 comment:

vegan.mama said...

The real question - and you know someone's going to suggest it - is whether, if there is enough DNA, scientists should clone Jesus.