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Tucker Carlson show @ 4:45

I’ll be on Tucker Carlson’s show on MSNBC at 4:45pm… tune in.

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posted February 27, 2007 at 12:12 am

I saw your interview–arrogant and offensive, in my opinion. I think (hope) that this will spark dialog about what Christianity is: Is it to strive and attain the principles espoused by a holy teacher, or to worship an ideology and icons, regardless of what evidence might contradict our set beliefs. To me, it doesn’t matter whether they’re the remains of Jesus or not. It doesn’t matter if he had a family or not–in fact, I think it would be interesting. It doesn’t change the wisdom of his message–it just changes the way religious institutions get to tell us how we should believe. I believe in the teachings of Christ–all of this other stuff is superfluous to me. I’d actually love for these to be the remains of him and his family. If so, I imagine that was a loving family like no other…something for us all to strive for. David, when people speak as the ultimate authority on what God wants and says and what Jesus would think of this and that, it’s arrogant. What if they are his remains? Wouldn’t it stand to reason that your comments in the interview were the ultimate in blasphemy? Just because you don’t believe it doesn’t mean it’s not so. None of us can say for sure, and certainly none of us can limit God’s plan. Maybe this was the time God wanted us to engage in this dialog. What does it mean to be Christian? What does it mean to trust God as opposed to closing our minds to all that falls outside of our narrow view of how things are/should be? You don’t have to agree that these are Jesus’ remains, but can you not even engage in dialog? A little humility please, Mr. Kuo.

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posted February 27, 2007 at 1:36 am

Todd, My apologies if that is how it came across. I watched it this evening and didn’t see it that way but accurate self-reflection is difficult sometimes (most of the time). I agree with much of what you say about lack of certainty about many things and trusting God. However, there are certain things that need to be called for what they are – and in this case the offense comes from presenting this old evidence as something new, in the midst of Lent, and saying things that are patently false. This isn’t one of those squeaker things – this is just wrong. That isn’t a matter of spiritual arrogance, it is a matter of established fact for the past 27 years (when the tomb was first discovered). Do the claims matter? Yes, because if the gospels themselves aren’t true about basic fact we shouldn’t trust them to be true of a single thing. And if they aren’t accurate about such things as a family then they truly are rubbish and we know nothing of Jesus. I hope that you will stick around and read the blog and contribute to the dialogue. Many thanks for posting, David

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