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James Cameron finds grave of Jesus & Son

Thanks to Martin Gill for the link.

Reposted from:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/02/26/cameron_grave/

Titanic director rescripts Christianity

Hollywood giant James Cameron has set himself his biggest challenge yet — rewriting the bible after discovering that Jesus sired a son before being buried outside Jerusalem.
Cameron claims to have found the, now empty, tomb of one Jesua, son of Joseph. The sepulchre also apparently contained the bodies of Mary. As well as another Mary, Matthew and Jofa, and most spectacularly, Jonah, son of Jesua

Cameron will claim in a documentary on the Discovery Channel next month that Jesua is also known as Jesus — yes that one — and that this particular first century household is better know to Christians as "The Holy Family".

This will be spectacular news as readers of the New Testament have tended to think that after rising from the dead, Jesus ascended to heaven where he is seated at the right hand of the father. The father in question being not Joseph, but God himself.

Equally shocking, at least to anyone who doesn't buy their reading matter in airports, will be the news that Jesus fathered a son, when he was supposed to have spent his short life performing miracles, redeeming sinful mankind and generally fulfilling his divine mission.

But don't worry, Cameron has the whole story well tied down.

Apparently the tomb was found 20 years ago, and it has taken this long to decipher the names and to confirm the identities using DNA analysis.

This timelag is just a blink of the eye in biblical terms, and is totally understandable given that Jesus was the son of God, and pinning down supreme beings to get a cheek swab is never easy.

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