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Date: 04/12/11 10:22 AM

50 Responses to Film Claims Discovery Of Nails From Jesus`s Cross

  1. Profile photo of midnightblis
    midnightblis Female 18-29
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    April 12, 2011 at 10:23 am
    Link: Film Claims Discovery Of Nails From Jesus`s Cross - Could two of the nails used to crucify Jesus have been discovered in a 2,000-year-old tomb in Jerusalem? I-A-B, call it.
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    comrade_b Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2011 at 10:32 am
    i doubt they would survive. rust is a bitch
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    sraac88 Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2011 at 10:34 am
    thats just stupid
  4. Profile photo of Mornaf
    Mornaf Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2011 at 10:36 am
    oh will you look at that, a guy found some really old nails; that`s nice.
    He`s just claiming they`re Jebus`s nails so the morning news picks up on it.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    April 12, 2011 at 10:39 am
    Do we know what Zombie DNA looks like?
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2011 at 10:42 am
    most experts and scholars contacted by Reuters dismissed his case as far-fetched, some calling it a publicity stunt

    Well thank you experts and scholars. No need to keep reading after this I suppose!
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    JumboCookie Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2011 at 10:42 am
    It could be nails for anything, and if they still think he was put on a cross, they`re idiots. Jesus was put on a stake, not a cross. Just a wooden pole, not two. >.>
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    dbfishstix Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2011 at 10:45 am
    "He hails the find as historic, but most experts and scholars contacted by Reuters dismissed his case as far-fetched, some calling it a publicity stunt."

    I think that is our answer right there.
  9. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 12, 2011 at 10:45 am
    UUuuuummmmm NOT!
    Baseless publicity stunt? Yup! Some people will do anything to make money...
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    NottaSpy Male 40-49
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    April 12, 2011 at 10:47 am
    Same guy who claims he found Jesus` Tomb. Chain of custody is impossible, so it is speculation... and probably very wrong.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 12, 2011 at 10:49 am
    i doubt they would survive. rust is a bitch

    There are thousands of small iron items surviving from ~2000 years ago. For example, it`s common to find hobnails in digs of Roman military sites, lost from the standard issue military footwear a couple of millenia ago.

    The nails might be ~2000 years old, but nails were very common items. His assertion that they are probably nails used to crucify Jesus because they were found in what some people think was the tomb of a particular priest is just faith.
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    Pata Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2011 at 10:50 am
    OMFG! He found nails from a time nails were used! this is drating holy!
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    April 12, 2011 at 10:50 am
    Nails found in a tonb- who da thunk it?
  14. Profile photo of Pata
    Pata Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2011 at 10:51 am
    drating* not drating.
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    Pata Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2011 at 10:52 am
    fu*king*
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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    April 12, 2011 at 10:57 am
    It`s true, they tested the DNA residue on the cross and it matched up with a bottle of red wine.
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    comrade_b Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2011 at 10:57 am
    oh pata i see you`ve encountered our notorious holy censor
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    Turnshroud Female 18-29
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    April 12, 2011 at 11:01 am
    As many have already said, it is not necessarily the nails of Jesus. Remember folks, carbon dating only tells us the approximation of "when" not "whom"

    And even then it is clearly a publicity stunt that needn`t be exploited (but the Christian fundies and 2Fox may start going nuts either way

    In fact, I thwink even a basic understanding of Christianity would disprove this *leaves thread*
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    KeePay Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2011 at 11:02 am
    Speculative as hell, you`re drawing a conclusion before you can even make a quantifiable observation.
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    CCMA_19 Female 18-29
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    April 12, 2011 at 11:04 am
    If Human DNA is found on it then MAYBE they could have been used to crucify SOMEONE. Jesus isn`t the only person who was nailed to a cross back then, crucifixion was a form of execution.
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    DeathToLems Female 18-29
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    April 12, 2011 at 11:07 am
    lol @zombunny. XD
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2011 at 11:09 am
    Anyone else remember a few years back when a couple of guys tried to convince the world that they had the carcass of Bigfoot?

    Same thing.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    April 12, 2011 at 11:10 am
    this is such crap i didn`t even bother to read the whole thing. next it will be the nail clipper jesus used to clip his toenails, or the lice infected balnket jesus used. stupid idiot religious zealots. As if there was nothing better to worry about in the world. They waste years and years obsessing about a couple of nails?
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    canusuck Male 30-39
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    April 12, 2011 at 11:13 am
    I thought they found Noah`s ark a few years back too....ah well I will always put my faith in the Flying Spaghetti Monster
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    vegascartman Male 30-39
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    April 12, 2011 at 11:32 am
    Jesus drating Christ I`m sick of stories like this.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2011 at 11:36 am
    There`s enough B.S. here to make a History Channel program.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2011 at 11:48 am
    "He hails the find as historic, but most experts and scholars contacted by Reuters dismissed his case as far-fetched, some calling it a publicity stunt."

    "The Israel Antiquities Authority, which oversaw the Jerusalem excavation, said in reaction to the film`s release that it had never been proven beyond doubt that the tomb was the burial place of Caiaphas. It also said that nails are commonly found in tombs."

    TL;DR this guy just wants attention, and "people interested in religion" make up a huge audience.
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    fivezones Male 40-49
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    April 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm
    why did something so lame get posted?
  29. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2011 at 12:11 pm
    Impossible because Jesus never existed.
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    Crucible Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2011 at 12:38 pm
    That`s even less believable than the Shroud of Turin
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    DasUberPoop Male 30-39
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    April 12, 2011 at 12:47 pm
    Those nails belonged to DAVID Cross, and he`ll be the first to tell you that this is complete...and utter...BS.
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    GParadox Female 18-29
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    April 12, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    Um... no.
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    tn11 Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2011 at 1:15 pm
    Peloos- There is no denying that someone with many followers claiming to be "The King of the Jews" existed and was crucified. You can argue if he was really God`s son but the Romans documented most people crucified for criminal actions. (Most because I doubt Crassus gave all of Spartacus` followers a trial)

    I do find this highly suspect though. I mean, c`mon. How could you possibly know if they were the one`s that crucified him? I`m sure they buried a lot of crucified people close to the hill where they crucified people. After all, who wants to carry a criminal`s body far for a decent burial?
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    April 12, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    tn11 - There is plenty of denying. There was no written history of Jesus while he lived. He didn`t write anything. There is no physical proof. No, not even the Gospels.

    You`d best do some research.
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    AtheistAlien Male 30-39
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    April 12, 2011 at 2:16 pm
    ooooh look! more lies, conjecture and BS from religion! Who would`a thought?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 12, 2011 at 3:27 pm
    Thats it, im making a doco, the dirt Jesus may have walked on
  37. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2011 at 3:51 pm
    ROFL yeah right
  38. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 12, 2011 at 4:17 pm
    Remember folks, carbon dating only tells us the approximation of "when" not "whom"

    Carbon dating tells us nothing about iron. If carbon dating was used, it was used on something else.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 12, 2011 at 4:22 pm
    Peloos- There is no denying that someone with many followers claiming to be "The King of the Jews" existed and was crucified.

    There is some scope for denying it because there aren`t any contempory records at all and the later records are stating what some people believed to be true rather than what was known to be true.

    You can argue if he was really God`s son but the Romans documented most people crucified for criminal actions.

    There are no Roman records of a trial or execution of Jesus, under any name.

    You`re right that the Romans recorded court cases, but the great majority of Roman records have been lost.

    I`m not arguing that the lack of records proves he didn`t exist - it`s possible that there were Roman records at the time and place that have since been lost. It`s also possible than it never happened and he never existed at all.
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    symmachus Male 30-39
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    April 12, 2011 at 5:21 pm
    News like this kills me. As an archeaologist, it drives me crazy that there are yahoos that pull stuff out of the ground (if at all) and claim it to be whatever they want. What was the provenience (the exact three-dimensional location of an artifact or feature within an archaeological site)of the nail?

    Jacobovici is just like that Serbian pyramid dude. They think that they have the jump of those pesky "experts" and are revealing something that`s been kept away. Nah, it`s just a dumbass thinking that he is smarter than the people who actually do archaeological research.
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    shieldbash Male 30-39
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    April 12, 2011 at 6:08 pm
    Did you hear that archeologists found the fossilized core of the poisoned apple that Snow White ate before falling into a deep asleep?

    Seems like there are all sorts of archeological fairy tale finds lately...
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    April 12, 2011 at 6:11 pm
    @symmachus

    Yes he may not be an anthropologist. He does host a TV show and uses Historians and Archaeologists to back his claim. Such as the one episode with lepers. Proving that leprosy did exist 2000 years ago. In an authenticated Jewish tomb with scientific results of genetic samples showing leprosy of some of the occupants. Now whether it comes from the cross of Christ. That`s another matter. Typically Romans did many of these types of executions. He`s going to have to show more evidence of such to which that point I agree with you.

    However like the disagreements in the Archeology community of trans-oceanic voyages throughout the Pacific. I keep an open mind as there are many among yourselves who cannot agree let alone with even with physical evidence. Bicker among yourselves on what is correct.
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    IRockYeah Male 40-49
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    April 12, 2011 at 8:06 pm
    Probably from an early IKEA door. Im fairly sure the Romans would have knocked that nail straight in ole Jessy. That looks bent. Either way, he gave good head. So I hear
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    April 12, 2011 at 10:33 pm
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2011 at 3:18 am
    yeah, and he is still dead...
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    marcus2 Male 13-17
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    April 13, 2011 at 5:57 am
    If it was 2000 years old, and genuinne, he definately would not be touching it with his hands. He would be made to wear gloves to protect it.
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    chimmeychang Male 30-39
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    April 13, 2011 at 6:32 am
    I imagine it was common to reuse nails, Romans weren`t like Americans, they didn`t use an alcohol swab before they lethally injected you, they rubbed blood on you before feeding you to lions:)
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2011 at 9:16 am
    I have a glass of water that may have been the very same water Jesus pee`d out in the aftermath of one of his famous "water to wine" benders. True story.
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    Dick_Head Male 30-39
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    April 13, 2011 at 10:15 am
    Who cares they naild a gay hippie to a tree all those years ago? It`s silly to believe in fairy tails of a invisible man in the sky. It`s unbelievable that many people are still that stupid.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    April 13, 2011 at 9:48 pm
    >beep< >beep< >beep< >beep< >bee
    Oh, sorry, everyone, that was my bullpoo detector going off.

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