James Cameron's "Jesus" Doco Causes Controversy

The James Cameron-produced documentary called "The Lost Tomb of Jesus" is causing a whole lot of stir among the religious community for trying to assert that, after death, Jesus left a corpse behind ... which lots of people disagree with -- obviously.

In the documentary, a bunch of small coffins are put forth as ones that once held the remains of Jesus. Some call it entertaining speculation; others call it blasphemous. The San Francisco Chronicle sums up the news in handy fashion: "Cameron, who won an Academy Award for directing "Titanic," said he was excited to be associated with the Jesus film, which was directed by Toronto filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici. "We don't have any physical record of Jesus' existence," he said. "So what this film ... shows is for the first time tangible, physical, archaeological and in some cases forensic evidence.""

Archeologists, teachers and religious leaders are taking exception with the film's claims ... which only helps bring more viewers in, now doesn't it? Plus there's a claim that Jesus had a son called Judah, and... So wait, James Cameron is now claiming to provide phyislcal evidence of Christ's existence? Now that's a documentary you save for sweeps week!

Check it out yourself this weekend -- it airs Sunday on the Discovery Channel.

Source: SF Chronicle

Additional reading: This is London, Reuters

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