Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Jesus Unplugged

Whether it is digging for ossuraries, holy shrouds, sacred scrolls or holy grails, humanity continues its quest for the historical Jesus.

Yet all of our 21st Century science and sophisticated technology will likely never completely be able to answer the fundamental question of whether or not the carpenter's son from Nazareth was divine.

Like the early gospel writers - film directors have also attempted to portray various 'faces' of Jesus. They tend to run the gamit from the azure-eyed, self-assured, placid Jesus in Jesus of Nazareth to Mel Gibson's horrific pulvervized Jesus in The Passion of the Christ.

In trying to define what cannot be defined, to prove what cannot be proven, one is reminded of the words from the Gospel of John, "blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."

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