If A Tomb Was Found...?

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    If an ancient family tomb was found, in Jerusalem, containing several boxes of human bones, among them one clearly marked "Mary" and another marked "Jesus, son of Joseph", would you question Christianity? Is the 'empty tomb' part of the story a requirement?

     
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    I would wonder why a Mexican name Marie was buried alongside her son Jesus in Israel..
     
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    Didn't St. Helena already settle that?
     
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    Especially 1,850 years before 'Mexico' was a concept.
     
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    I would question the person(s), experts, scientists, etc that found it, not the concept it's what they claim.
     
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    Relying instead on stories finally written down 30 to 70 years after the events and then passed down 2,000 years of hand written conveyance overseen by the politicians of the ages?

    That's cool.

    Basically what I want to know is whether the empty tomb would be a deal breaker for an average Christian. It would have for me... my faith was anchored on the story of Jesus walking out of his tomb and leaving no bones. I'm curious about reactions, ass-u-me-ing it's archeological fact that an ancient family grave in Jerusalem contained the remains of a dude named 'Jesus, son of Joseph' and the remains of a dudett named 'Mary'.

    That kind of thing would have gotten my attention back in my 'faith years'.
     
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    You don't know who St. Helena was? Mother of Constantine...supposedly found the true cross, the holy seprechre (sp?), etc.?
     
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    Speaking for myself, no. Not because of a book. Because of my faith that what I know in my heart from my own conversations with God.
     
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    My Faith in Christ comes from the witness the Spirit gave me that Jesus is the Son of God and rose from the grave. Why would this make me question my faith? I did that years ago. And I found the answers.

    Besides, hoaxes aren't difficult. Just saying.
     
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