I remember once when the Shroud of Turin was in the news and was about to C-14-tested, a family member turned to me and said, "Wouldn't it be wonderful if they could prove it was Jesus's?" I was shocked, and said, "Of course not!" (aside from the fact that it would have been only possible to prove that it was the shroud of a 1st century Palestinian man, there's the religious principle that faith comes *before* knowledge, according to how I read Jacob 1:5-6 and Alma 31:32). I'm reminded of this again with the James ossuary.
A common-sense splash of cold water from today's Globe and Mail: <<http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/PEstory/TGAM/20021107/COLORNA/Comment/comment/comment_temp/2/2/3/>> -- Marc A. Schindler Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland “Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on” – Winston Churchill Note: This communication represents the informal personal views of the author solely; its contents do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s employer, nor those of any organization with which the author may be associated. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^^=============================================================== This email was sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^^===============================================================