Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Once Again, Bias Trumps Methodology

Facts come before theory. If the theory comes first, the facts will support the theory. Have you ever purchased a new car and suddenly you see more of them than you've ever seen before? Same thing. You see what you are looking for.

The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ has been called into question by a radical new interpretation of a tablet found on the eastern bank of the Dead Sea.

The three-foot stone tablet appears to refer to a Messiah who rises from the grave three days after his death — even though it was written decades before the birth of Jesus.1

Would someone please tell me where the story is here? What is new about this?

There are prophecies about Jesus' birth, crucifixion, death, and resurrection dating back thousands of years before this stone was allegedly written on. So what's the big deal?

Some "expert" has attempted to say the faded writing on the stone reads that the resurrection refers to that of a Jewish rebel named Simon who was killed 4 years prior to Jesus' birth. I should point out that the "expert" is Hebrew professor who believes that Jesus was a mere mortal and was not the virgin-born Messiah of the New Testament.

We all look for evidence to prove our points but that is bias taking precedence over logic and proper methodology.

1 FoxNews
Photo Credit: AFP/Getty

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