Faith at Altitude

Religion and spirituality in the shadow of Pikes Peak

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Prince of Promotion?

When director James Cameron began promoting an ancient Jerusalem tomb as Jesus Christ's final resting place, he knew his opinions would be controversial.

And while Cameron's show "The Lost Tomb of Jesus," airing on the Discovery Channel March 4, may pull in some, er, titanic ratings, any real controversy may be squelched before the show even has a chance to air.

According to a story in The Washington Post, scholars think the buzz surrounding the tomb may be more promotional stunt than science.

"I'm not a Christian. I'm not a believer. I don't have a dog in this fight," leading archaeologist William G. Dever told the Post. "I just think it's a shame the way this story is being hyped and manipulated."

Why the skepticism? For a different take, look at this "exclusive" interview Christianity Today conducted with someone named James Cameron.


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