Tomb of Jesus Christ?? Do You Believe or Disbelieve

United States
February 26, 2007 6:48am CST
Is this a ploy for attention for the documentary, to cash in on the amount of attention which was given to "The DaVinci Code". There is talk about taking a DNA test. My question how could this be possible a DNA would have to be compared to something what could they test it with? Could it be possible this is the actual Tomb of Jesus Christ . What is your opinion. Full story link: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17328478/site/newsweek/ Photo of tomb site
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• United States
26 Feb 07
I tend not to get into religious debates because everybody has their own beliefs and I respect that. But that being said, I am a Catholic and do not believe that is the Tomb of Jesus Christ. According to my belief he was taken up into heaven body and all. Also, I don't believe in Jesus being married. That may be Mary Magdelene's tomb but how can they possibly test it for DNA or know for sure it is her. What could they possibly test the DNA against? And maybe she married later in life and had children, who knows for sure. Of course, this is only my opinion and belief.
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@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
26 Feb 07
Looks like James Cameron is hopping on the Dan Brown bandwagon. That makes it very suspect to me because I've always thought of Cameron as a looney tune. At least Dan Brown calls his work fiction. As far as the DNA angle is concerned, it wouldn't surprise me if Cameron asked the Iatalian government for a small piece of the shroud of turin. They would almost definitely and very wisely refuse but Cameron would garner a lot of publicity from that refusal. What is really sad is that DNA technology is being wasted on publicity seeking Hollywood type games. Shouldn't we be using it to put together a national data bank to catch serial criminals? Or funding The Innocence Project which frees those wrongly incarcerated?
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• United States
26 Feb 07
Irisheyes thanks for a great response. I think as you do about James Cameron. I shall try and catch the doumentary on Discover channel.
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@tarsadawn (350)
• United States
26 Feb 07
I am confused on how this could be founded also. I do not understand how they could do a DNA test on something with nothing to compare also. I plan on watching the show. I definitely plan on watching it, hopefully by seeing with my own eyes, it will be better for me. I know that last year, James Cameron directed a Discovery show on the finding of Noah's Ark, which was really interesting...so hopefully this will be also.
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• United States
27 Feb 07
I think it's bad enough that they are bothering these tombs. Whoever owns them are not being respected at all. What do you others think?
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@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
27 Feb 07
When anything that is considered ancient is unearthed and discovered, do we not generally scientifically analyze, date, and document these findings? That's why we have careers like archaeologists, anthropologists, and paleontologists etc..
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• United States
27 Feb 07
JC1969 your comment is very true and I for one am awaiting what our learned experts will make of this potenially explosive claim. Thank You
• Indonesia
27 Feb 07
Wow.. let all those scientists do their job in finding 'the truth' so they called. For I think if it is, then good for them. If it is not, I wouldn't mind looking at the tomb as well anyhow. But for one, saying this is a tomb of Jesus Christ, I'll be like Thomas in the Bible. Proof it first, and then I would believe.
• United States
27 Feb 07
Yes I'm a kind of doubting Thomas myself when it comes to certain things and this is one of them, thanks
@marzenna (253)
27 Feb 07
Although our science is advinced there is nothing to compare with and therefore it is not 3possible to prove anything, even for science
• United States
26 Feb 07
It could very well be. I can't tell you for sure. Sure would put to rest the question of if Jesus existed. I have no clue what they could possibly test for DNA - that makes no sense. I can't wait to see the outcome. Then again it doesn't matter cause no matter if it is proved to be his tomb there will still be people who don't believe it. There will always be those people so regardless of what they find; it won't change. I for one would love to see more of the bible proved true and correct.
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• United States
26 Feb 07
I agree too many people are using the bible as a way to make money.
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• United States
18 Mar 07
I am honored that you selected me best response. Thank you.
• India
27 Feb 07
i think people have become smart enough to accept the truth as it is.so why not uncover the truth?all this bedtime stories with divine illustrations are for the uneducated and children-a way of making them understand life.but i think now we the right to know the truth behind the the person we admire so much.i will not hate or my beleifs will not become weak if i know the truth.i will admire him more for the sole capability he had to change the world to the better!!
• United States
27 Feb 07
"the truth shall set you free" I believe in that but I dont think this can be proven
@Rittings (673)
27 Feb 07
Hmmm I don't think it's possible to DNA test against nothing. You have to have a match in the first place that it can be compared to. I do think that the Da Vinci code has stemmed a great deal of interest and of course that means that there will be many things like this popping up. People cannot help themselves when trying to make the quick buck, but it will come at a price to them in the end I believe. I don't think it matters if it is or isn't. What difference will it make either way?
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• United States
27 Feb 07
It would make a VERY big difference as it would challenge the basics of Christianity if it was proven to be the truth
@anup12 (4181)
• India
27 Feb 07
You see there are different people around with different thoughts.If it has been discovered like that I think surely there should be thorough cross-check of the matter so that truth can prevail.
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@marzenna (253)
27 Feb 07
Very true but the matter of fact is that it is not possible afte so many years
• United States
27 Feb 07
I noticed a lot of people posing questions about the DNA test. The ONLY thing that the DNA test can prove is whether the remains in those boxes belonged to people who were related. Somehow, it is hard to believe that they could find much useable DNA from remains stored in those conditions. Anyway... if the people do turn out to be from the same family it still doesn't PROVE anything. I saw James Cameron in an interview earlier and he admitted as much.
• United States
27 Feb 07
Thank you. I did not see that interview but I will watch the documentary.
@agfarm (930)
• United States
27 Feb 07
Shroud of Turin would be my first place to look for DNA and secondly as a former Catholic....I saw DaVinci Code. ' Loved it.
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• United States
27 Feb 07
I also read the book and saw the movie of the Da Vinci Code and ejoyed them but from the begining Dan Brown said it was a book of fiction
• United States
27 Feb 07
Unless I see indisputable evidence that this tomb belongs to the same Jesus of Nazareth that the Gospel spoke of, then I don't believe it's His tomb. I mean, yes, they could have found a tomb or coffin with his name as well as Joseph or Mary's on it. But, how can they really be sure that it is the same family? I wonder what evidence they will try to show. Those names are very common for that time period in that region. I think too were too many people in the early church that were absolutely certain that He was ressurrected. People were so certain that they gave their lives for it.
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• United States
27 Feb 07
The names were very common in these time and I think is just another scheme for attention. Thanks
@chadd_atl (288)
• United States
26 Feb 07
There are far too many historical writings from the time of Jesus and following that document the resurrection. This show only provided speculative findings as opposed to writings found to anything concrete. There are more validated historical writings to confirm the resurrection of Jesus than we do about the first President of the United States. The name "Jesus" was as common in the first century as the name "John" is today. Finding that in a tomb and relating it to the Jewish Messiah is like finding a grave marked "Henry" and saying "Oh, look! It's the tomb of Henry Kissinger." The odds are against you there.
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• United States
26 Feb 07
well said good points, thanks
@greengal (4288)
• United States
26 Feb 07
I read the whole article heather and was so amused. I'm not a Christian but I was in a Christian school for 7 years so I know a lot about the Bible and Christ. When I read and saw Da Vinci Code, I was surprised and it was hard to accept that such an important (if it were true) was actually missing from the Bible. I don't understand why there is so much controversy and denial. Well I'm not a Christian so I guess I will never understand that. Now the claims being made that Jesus' grave has been found sounds too far fetched. It is mentioned in the article that these ossuaries were used to store several people's bones together, so there is no way to differentiate. And yours is a very valid point too, what are they going to compare it against to draw conclusions? With so many unanswered questions it will be a while before we know the actual truth(or maybe not) I don't want to believe any of this, I think I'm comfortable with my limited knowledge :)
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@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
27 Feb 07
There are in fact many documents that were not found fit to be included in the bible or made knowledgeable to the public. Much of this was done during the First and second Council of Nicaea (The Nicene Council): http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11044a.htm http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11045a.htm This is where the basic fabric of the religion was put together in an effort to make it marketable to society. Unfortunately, they also saw fit to burning many documents during this session because they were indeed seen as articles that could undermine the fabric of the religion. This is also what happens when you have religion meet with politics, and when politics sees a way to control the masses through fear, and condemning their faith and spirituality. When you can successfully do that to a population, it makes it easier to convert them. What needs to be remembered is that mortal man created the bible.
@rubypatson (1842)
• India
27 Feb 07
I think its really sad to hear such weird stories coming up, but then the Bible clearly warns of these happenings in the last days, I hope all of you out there who pay attention to these stories, may God open your eyes to the truth
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@rajikoshy (743)
• India
27 Feb 07
davinci code is a fiction, and if it was written at the time of jesus, then we would have given some attention. secondly even the painting of last supper is not done when jesus lived or did the painter ever seen jesus, then every thing is a guess work. as i belive in jesus christ my lord, i believe in this tomb
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@jhartana (1085)
• Australia
27 Feb 07
No I don't believe it. My belief is Jesus was ascended to heaven, watched by His disciples. This was also mentioned in the bible. There is no statement in the Bible that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and has a child.
• India
27 Feb 07
I think its all nuisance making. As u said with what did they compare in thier so called DNA test. After all its about news making thats all.
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@whacks (774)
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
They even say that the remains are there. That's impossible and I don't believe it. What DNA are they talking about. Many people just want to commercialize such matters and yes, to cash in on the amount of attention. Unbelievers are attracted to these because they are searching and finding things that can change the Bible but like others, this will come to naught.
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• India
27 Feb 07
I totally disagree with this because it simply not possible. This has been done to gain attention.
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