In 2007, Discovery Channel aired a controversial documentary about a lost tomb alleged to be the historical tomb of Christ. I’ve posted this fascinating film here.
The documentary was produced by James Cameron (Titanic fame), and was blasted by critics (shall I say Christian critics) as a Hollywood attempt at religious profiteering. Defamer writes:
Though derided (or celebrated, we suppose, depending on your perspective) as “archaeo-porn,” the James Cameron-produced documentary The Lost Tomb of Jesus, which makes the kinds of whimsically blasphemous claims (you know, Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married, had a kid, etc etc) that so delight Christian groups already predisposed to think that televisions are devilboxes that flicker with programs broadcast directly from the thorny member of Beezelebub himself, was quietly a big hit for Discovery Channel on Sunday night.
By the way, just for everyone’s info, The Lost Tomb adds to the ever growing list of documentaries and short films I have amassed in my blog. Check out my Image Therapy webpage for more thought-provoking videos.