Movie was typical |

Movie was typical

We just saw an annual attack on Christianity. It happens around Easter when we celebrate the Christ’s Resurrection. This year, the Discovery Channel presented a fraudulent documentary, “The Lost Tomb of Jesus,” as the latest in the long-running media attacks on the historical Jesus.

The producer, James Cameron, has it all wrong, including the title. The tomb in which Jesus was buried and rose from the dead on the third day is enshrined in the basilica of the Holy Sepulcher, which is open to the public. After his resurrection, Jesus met with his disciples on several occasions and was seen in his physical body by 500 other people.

Cameron falsely claims that some burial boxes discovered in the tomb in 1980 in a distant part of Jerusalem might have contained the bones of Jesus and his relatives. Numerous scholars rejected Cameron’s speculations as “ridiculous.” Amos Kloner, the first archaeologist to examine the site said about Cameron’s claim, “It’s completely impossible! It is nonsense!”

Obviously, Hollywood considers Christianity to be its greatest enemy although an easy target. The American Family Association calls on Christians to send a message to the Discovery Channel and to Hollywood that enough is enough.

Peter Pohorsky

Grass Valley

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