A documentary film reveals the tomb of Christ . . . and his wife and child. It’ll air March 4th on the Discovery Channel. It’s bunk, of course.
In 1996, when the British Broadcasting Corp. aired a short documentary on the same subject, archaeologists challenged the claims. Amos Kloner, the first archaeologist to examine the site, said the idea fails to hold up by archaeological standards but makes for profitable television. ‘They just want to get money for it,’ Kloner said.
That doesn’t deter the film maker, though: “Cameron said his critics should withhold comment until they see his film.”
Yeah right. Film is about as reliable as a kindergartner recounting last week’s events. Content-wise, a half-hour documentary contains about the equivalent of a few minutes of reading, so that’s hopelessly slanted (there’s not enough word space to give balance to various angles or opinions). The film maker then uses visuals to fill-in the rest of the content, and the visuals are slanted to evoke the desired result, while the film maker declares, “Pictures don’t lie,” which, of course, they do.
From Britain: Authorities are considering taking an 8-year-old boy who weighs 218 pounds into protective custody unless his mother improves his diet, officials said Monday. Wow, the nanny state keeps getting bolder. It’s now explicitly acting like a nanny.
The Ayatollah is a compassionate guy: Iranian tourism authorities are planning to create a holiday island solely for women so they can wear swim suits. Persian women have long been known for their beauty (they’re not pure Arabic stock, but a mix of Aryan and Arabic and maybe other stock–but I’m getting a little outside my knowledge base here). I smell a new video series: “Muslim Girls Gone Wild.”Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg | Facebook | Technorati | Google | StumbleUpon | Window Live | Tailrank | Furl | Netscape | Yahoo | BlinkList