Saturday, February 07, 2009
'Cypriot Bible Could Be from Jesus' Time' -- ??
Y'all tear into what little content there is, why don'tcha, while I go learn how to be a deacon.
"Further investigations turned up a prayer statue and a stone carving of Jesus believed to be from a church in the Turkish held north, as well as dynamite.
The police have charged the detainees with smuggling antiquities, illegal excavations and the possession of explosives."
Hmmm, antiquities and dynamite.
I wonder how long it will be before someone somewhere starts shouting that this disproves the entire history of the development of the Biblical canon. "See? See? They had the Bible in Jesus' day! This PPPRROOOVVESS it!"
Not too long, I'm sure.
By the way have any of you ever wanted to kill a headline writer that screwed your story?
It's all good, though. Very hands-on stuff, and I'm glad to do it.
I suggest sending ER to Cyprus and allowing him to get to the bottom of it and write a real story. Of course, I can't contribute to the trip, but it is a thought . . .
The whole dang story just reeks. We all know this, but it has to be said out loud: There was no "Bible," as we know it, in "Jesus' time." Arrgh.
I rarely see such multiple levels of garden-variety ignorance from Reuters.