First off, the meeting with my adviser went fine. Basically from here until summer I’m probably going to just do email communication with him. Works for me, means I don’t have to go into school!
Tonight I couldn’t find my checkbook ANYWHERE. I searched my coat first, nope! Searched all over, nothing. I knew I had it at the vets last. I began thinking I was going to have to go to the bank and have them give me a whole new account again. Yes, I’ve done this before. Fortunately I found my checkbook . . . in the inside pocket of my coat. Doh!
I got coments on here, as well as from friend, about what is up with the whole “Jesus burial story.” If you haven’t heard, James Cameron (Titanic) has produced a documentary in which some archaeologists claim they have found the burial site of Jesus. You can read just one of the stories here. I plan on watching the special, but honestly don’t know anything about this and like many, this is the first I’ve heard of it. My friend Shannan asked how the hell they would actually prove it was THE Jesus they found? Well honestly they can’t. There is no DNA to test! All they can make are reasonable assumptions based on age, artifacts and the tomb itself that someone named Jesus who lived at the right time was buried there. On the flip side, there is no way to disprove it isn’t THE Jesus. I mean when you think about it, how do you disprove it was Tutankhamen that was buried in his tomb? (Okay probably a bad example, you can test his DNA against his parents, whose tombs I believe have also been found). You get the picture though, it’s a you can’t prove or disprove something like that. It’s just like God, you can’t prove or disprove God really exists. (Note: the bible is not scientific proof in this case)
A really great movie that ironically mirrors all this is called “The Body” staring one Antonio Banderas. It’s a great movie that shows the struggle the church and many of the middle east countries would go through should Jesus’ body actually be found. It’s also one of the only Hollywood produced movies that centers around archeology that actually gets archeology as a science right. In other words, they are stepping through tombs, picking crap up and saying “Look at this!” They also use all the right dating techniques in the movie.