As expected, the researchers involved are now backtracking on the claims made by Cameron’s film.
Several prominent scholars who were interviewed in a bitterly contested documentary that suggests that Jesus and his family members were buried in a nondescript ancient Jerusalem burial cave have now revised their conclusions, including the statistician who claimed that the odds were 600:1 in favor of the tomb being the family burial cave of Jesus of Nazareth, a new study on the fallout from the popular documentary shows.
But now, even some of the scholars who were interviewed for and appeared in the film are questioning some of its basic claims.
But Shimon Gibson, who was part of the team that excavated the tomb two and half decades ago and who appeared in the film, is quoted in Pfann’s report as saying he doubted the site was the tomb of Jesus and his family.
“Personally, I’m skeptical that this is the tomb of Jesus and I made this point very clear to the filmmakers,” Gibson is quoted as saying.
Looks like Cameron has taken a page out of the Michael Moore crockumentary playbook.
But really, who’s surprised? James Cameron better hope he does find Jesus… and I’m not talking about a pile of bones.
Now the question is… will Time Magazine cover Christianity’s bouyancy in the face of Cameron’s titanic lies?