Thursday, March 1, 2007

More Junk on Jesus - Dr Paul Maier Speaks Out

Dr Paul Maier issued a written statement this week responding to the idiotic claims made James "I'm king of the World" Cameron about the Historical Jesus. Here are some the highlights
Alas, this whole affair is just the latest in the long-running media attack on the historical Jesus, which I call “More Junk on Jesus.” We all thought it had culminated in that book of falsehoods, The Da Vinci Code. But no: The caricatures of Christ continue.

There are 21Yeshuas cited by Josephus, the first-century Jewish historian, who were important enough to be recorded by him, with many thousands of others that never made history. The wondrous mathematical odds hyped by Jacobovici that these names must refer to Jesus and His family are simply playing by numbers and lying by statistics.
Please note the extreme bias of the director and narrator, Simcha Jacobovici. The man is an Indiana Jones wannabe who over sensationalizes anything he touches.

And my favorite
He should have known better, and the television footage of the two making their drastic statements on Monday, February 26, was disgusting, and their subsequent claim that they respected Jesus nauseating.
It is like he took a page out of my book.
It is getting to the point that every time I hear somebody say "historical Jesus", I feel sudden urge to vomit. Maybe it is because every time somebody writes about the historical Jesus it is never about the real historical Jesus rather it is an attempt to discredit Jesus.

The full response is available at

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