I’ve just read that the Hollywood film director James Cameron claims that his latest film will demonstrate that he has discovered the mortal remains of Jesus of Nazareth. Indeed he avers that his claim will be supported by DNA testing.
Okay, that’s hilarious enough, but - wait for it - Cameron goes on to say that this discoverey should be welcomed by Christians, as it proves that our Lord really existed.
As Mark Steel, a militant atheist (from whose column in today’s Independent I secured this priceless story), lampoons Cameron, suggesting a re-write of the gospel account (he’s thinking of John): “And the disciples did search inside the cave and no body could they see before them. And they understood that truly the body of the Lord had risen from the dead unto the heavens. And then John did turn unto Peter and said, ‘Oh no, here he is behind this rock.’ ‘I told you we hadn’t looked properly,’ said Thomas.”
Cameron - what a bonehead.