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Letter: Disappointed Cameron gets space in Good Friday paper

Once again, I'm struck down but not surprised by a half-page article highlighting a gone-astray film director chasing the ever-deceiving path to disprove the Bible claim that Jesus was resurrected. All the money he made off the "Titanic" is sinki...

Once again, I'm struck down but not surprised by a half-page article highlighting a gone-astray film director chasing the ever-deceiving path to disprove the Bible claim that Jesus was resurrected. All the money he made off the "Titanic" is sinking to the bottom of the sea as well. What surprised me was that a half-page article chronicling the exploits of Cameron's latest endeavor was printed opposite the Faith page on a day that Christians have come to know as Good Friday, that day we remember the crucifixion of Christ Jesus. A lack of sensitivity in placement, spiritual battles at work, or perhaps, the new religion of atheism, a faith about no faith, presented for our eyes to see, you make the call.

Either way, here are the facts, just like the "Da Vinci Code" theory had to explain the absence of James if Mary was in the Last Supper, James Cameron will need to explain the four Gospels of the New Testament and their authenticity of the original manuscripts that have been around since 40 A.D., written by men who proved their intentions and willingness to be tortured and put to death because of their faith in the one they had witnessed being crucified.

The body of accounts in the original manuscripts testifies to the number of witnesses and they vary in groups from Jewish lineage to Roman and Greek. Cameron may just as well be trying to dispel the fact that white light isn't made up of a spectrum of colors.

Two last points, First, Hebrews 12 says since we have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every encumbrance and sin and run the race before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus who endured the cross and is sitting at the right hand of the throne of God. Second and lastly, C.S. Lewis, author of the "Narnia" series, wrote, "We are faced, then, with a frightening alternative. This man we are talking about either was (and is) just what He said or else a lunatic, or something worse. Now it seems to me obvious that He was neither a lunatic nor a fiend: and consequently, however, strange or terrifying or unlikely it may seem, I have to accept the view that He was and is God. God has landed on this enemy-occupied world in a human form."

Brian Higman

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EDITOR'S NOTE: The writer is employed in the Pioneer's production department.

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