Last night, Dr. R. Albert Mohler appeared on “Larry King Live” to discuss the so-called “Jesus Tomb.” You can read the transcript of the program here.
James Cameron’s response to one of Mohler’s remarks was completely inane. Mohler had observed how unlikely it would be that a peasant family of Nazareth would end up in a middle-class family tomb near Jerusalem. Such things just did not happen.
Cameron’s reply sounded as if he were making it up as he went along.
“I think . . . they were a religious movement with a very large followership. And they would have had the resources in later years to have a tomb at least as substantial as what we found.”
This kind of remark is just not serious. James Cameron is merely speculating here on what he thinks (anachronistically and a-historically) might have been possible. This is hogwash of the first order.