Ever since Titanic, James Cameron fans have patiently watched as the filmmaker embarked on a 10 year detour into the world of science and exploration. From Expedition: Bismarck to Ghosts of the Abyss to Aliens of the Deep, he was bitten by the bug of research and discovery and used his status as a well-respected director to delve into subjects that he found personally fascinating. I can’t blame him… I probably would do the same, given the opportunity. But now, just when he’s on the verge of getting back to the world of big budget fictional films, he has unveiled the strangest scientific inquiry yet: The Lost Tomb of Jesus.
This Sunday, March 4th, the Discovery Channel will air a new documentary produced by Cameron that showcases the finding of 10 small caskets outside of Jerusalem that they believe may have belonged to Jesus and his family. Markings on the ossuaries bear the names of Jesus, Mary and Judah, son of Jesus. Not only would this disprove the idea that Jesus rose from the dead and ascended to heaven, but DNA evidence also seems to show that Jesus and Mary may have been married. Talk about stirring the pot! For someone who is so into science, this seems like a pretty dubious claim, and I have to wonder if Cameron may have been talked into something simply because he knows nothing about it. He said himself that the evidence is “pretty darn compelling”… to the layman’s eye that is. Still I suppose he must really believe in it, and hopes to bring some credibility to the project with his name being attached. Heck, I’m curious now, but I don’t see how this will be taken any more seriously than previous such investigations. For more info and videos, visit the Discovery Channel website.» Related Link: Yahoo!