The James Cameron tabloid television which claimed to have found the ‘lost tomb’ of Jesus Christ drew the largest audience Discovery Channel has had in more than a year when it first aired on Sunday, March 4. However, Discovery has since cancelled the repeat airings of the film, as new criticism of the faulty claims underlying the film’s premise continue to pour in from scholars. Meanwhile, a new documentary, The Case for Christ’s Resurrection, has been produced, which establishes the fact of the empty tomb based on science, forensics, and through interviews with many scholars and archaeologists, both Christian and non-Christian. You can bet this documentary won’t be airing on the Discovery Channel anytime soon, but it is available for purchase (Broken link, active March 15, 2007).
Since we last checked in with Al Gore and his great global warming crusade, the BBC aired a documentary, The Great Global Warming Swindle, in the UK. This documentary is not in the line up on the Discovery Channel, either. London’s Daily Mail reviewed it, as did Pajamas Media, and our own intellectual powerhouse, Thomas Sowell. Meanwhile, in “global warming” news, scientists who disagree with a human cause of global warming, or that we are experiencing global warming at all, have been threatened with death (leftist activists are so like the medieval catholic church when one disagrees with their pet theories). In spite of the danger from radical leftists, a prominent French scientist has become a warming skeptic, based on the evidence. What evidence? Live Science reports on the solar cause of global warming, while Australian archaeologists have just determined that the great city at Angkor Wat was abandoned due to climate change … 500 years ago. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe that predates human industrialization. Staying down under for a moment, oceanographers are puzzled by a giant ultra- cold whirlpool that has formed in the ocean off the continent’s southwestern coast. And in another great bit of irony, the recent North Pole expedition “meant to bring attention to global warming” was called off due to “extreme cold temperatures”. It seems to me that if the earth was getting warmer, it wouldn’t be getting colder. But maybe that is just me.
And in a heartbreaking update to the 15- year- old homeschooled teen in Germany, who was taken by police from her home and placed in a psychiatric ward, she is begging the international community for help so she can return home to her parents. Please pray for this poor girl, and it wouldn’t hurt to express your opinion of the matter to the German embassy in Washington D.C., either.
More concerning the General Pace and Senator Warner incident: it turns out the Democratic leaders fear to tread where Republican Senator Warner boldly rushed in. But General Pace can’t please everyone on his side of the debate, it seems: a watchdog group rebuked the general because his comments on gays in the military were “too weak.” ::: sigh ::: And while we are on the subject of the morality (or lack thereof) of the homo[s-x]ual lifestyle, five Episcopal priests in the Boston area are refusing to perform any marriages (Broken link, active March 15, 2007) at all unless gay “marriage” becomes accepted, while the openly homo[s-x]ual Episcopal priest that started it all today equated his struggle (Broken link, active March 15, 2007) to make the gay lifestyle welcome in the Church with the ministry of Jesus. Next some lunatic will claim Jesus meant to legitimize idol worship. And the French, for all their faults, still refuse to extend the state’s blessing to gay “marriage.”
Last but not least, to add insult to injury, the Illinois school district intent on indoctrinating 14- year- olds into the homo[s-x]ual lifestyle today banned parents from attending the freshman seminar that started the ruckus. Parents are not the enemy, and any school district that thinks they are does not deserve the privilege of educating young minds.