The big news of the day is that the tomb of Jesus may have been found in a tomb beneath Jerusalem.
Not surprisingly the religion community is up in arms, ready to jump at any claims that this is the tomb of Jesus, because then it might show that he lived life like a typical male of the time, had a wife and had children. I find it kind of hypocritical of the church that they aren’t open to the possibility that this could be the tomb of Jesus, while they worship religious relics. Religious relics are either parts of saints (i.e. bones, blood, etc.) or things they have touched. The problem is that the majority of these relics are likely fakes, due to the trade in relics in Medieval Europe.
In a time where a town with a relic drew worshippers from far and wide (thus increasing the economy of the area), the supply of religious relics wasn’t lacking. Many of those facts are likely still out there, but still religious leaders don’t question these things. Though they find that it is their place to speak out about something that hasn’t been fully investigated or debated yet.
In my mind I doubt that they will ever be able to prove that this is the “tomb of Jesus” and even if they did the Christians wouldn’t want any part of it. In their mind it is better to stick to your faith than adapt to new truths.
P.S. I highly doubt that this is the tomb of Jesus, but I am still open to possibility and will likely watch the documentary on the Discovery Channel.