Friday, July 11, 2008

You gotta give em credit for persistence

Yet another "change-our-basic-view-of-Christianity" doomsday relic found.

How many does this make? Is there a website that collects them all in once place?

A tablet with messianic overtones reputedly from before the time of Christ has become a topic of debate in biblical and archaeological circles. While one scholar claims the find could “shake our basic view of Christianity,” a Catholic Professor of Scripture suggests the tablet is actually evidence for the historical probability of Christian belief.

The three-foot tall tablet bears 87 lines of Hebrew which speak of a messiah who will suffer and rise from the dead after three days. The tablet was probably found near the Dead Sea in Jordan and has been characterized as a “Dead Sea Scroll in Stone,” the International Herald-Tribune reports.

David Jeselsohn, an Israeli-Swiss collector, discovered and purchased the tablet about a decade ago from a Jordanian antiquities dealer


"This should shake our basic view of Christianity," he said of the tablet, speaking to the International Herald Tribune. "Resurrection after three days becomes a motif developed before Jesus, which runs contrary to nearly all scholarship. What happens in the New Testament was adopted by Jesus and his followers based on an earlier messiah story."


I've been hoping someone would come up with something that would give me the reason I need to abandon the Church so I can go off and live a happy life of reproductive and gustatory freedom and unlimited fornication as a secular humanist.

It's my life's dream.

'Cause you know, there's no way anyone could just decide not to be a Christian without this kind of thing backing him up. All those Catholic Mutaween spying on us all the time and threatening us with flogging if we don't show up for First Friday devotions...Terrible.

Thank Dawkins! this thing has been found and the Catholics can be set free of their humiliating slavery to objective truth. That whole logical principle of non-contradiction was really crimping my personal style. Now I can be just like everyone else.


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