Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Humor and the Mockumentary

I noted the other day in reference to James Cameron's mockumentary attempting to undermine the foundation of traditional Christianity that "the best way to discredit the filmmakers' laughable claim is to laugh at it. Poke holes in it, but poke fun at it, too".

The Anchoress had the same idea with her post, "Laughing at The Jesus Tomb".

My own lame attempt at ridiculing the claim that Jesus' and Our Lady's remains had been discovered in a Jerusalem gravesite went like this: "Also discovered in the cave were the remains of the patriarch Enoch, the prophet Elijah, pilot Amelia Earhart, and former Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa." Any other missing bodies we want to throw into the mix?

Julie D. says that the funniest response that she's seen to all of this is Dale Price's "Honey -- looks like we're gonna be Jewish now". I must admit that I laughed out loud when I read Dale's post. I also rather like The Roving Medievalist's take on the matter.

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At 2/27/2007 3:28 PM, Blogger Jeffrey Smith said...

You'll love the title of the piece Archaeology magazine just put online. Titanic Find or Sinking Feeling?


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