Seeing that it is Easter, here's food for thought...
James Cameron directed a documentary for the Discovery Channel, claiming that they have found the family tomb of Jesus Christ. 10 ossuaries were excavated from a tomb found in a construction site in 1980. Inscriptions were carved onto these ossuaries that makes a curious mind work overtime...
Jesus, son of Joseph
Judas, son of Jesus
Of course, this was debunked by believers of the faith saying that these names were so common back then that every family had a female named Mary or a Maria.
But interestingly, a statistician who had nothing to do with the making of the documentary later said that the chances of all these names being related in some way are 6 million to 1... those are pretty big odds.
Now, this poses a great big question.
If it's proven, without a shadow of a doubt, that this is truly the tomb of Christ and that he had a family with Mary, thus debunking the whole Christian faith of Christ rising from the dead and ascending bodily into heaven, would this shatter your faith to the very core?
If you ask me, then my answer is NO.
Regardless of Jesus being married or just being a man like everyone else, this will actually make me cling on to my faith even more. Does it really matter that Jesus Christ isn't really the Son of God? Can't a man live life spiritually and morally? Can't a man be good as well as be a husband and a father? As Robert Langdon said, regardless of what the truth is, Jesus Christ was a great man who did great things for people.
And that's all that matters.
Happy Easter everyone.