I felt I needed another cup of coffee for my Oscars hangover this morning after I read on the BBC that (supposedly) director James Cameron had found the tomb of Jesus.
Just couldn’t let Scorsese have his day in the sun, could he?
Jesus can sell a movie; Mel Gibson proved that. (So can Moses; Charlton Heston proved that.) James Cameron can sell a movie, too, and so far he’s done it without marketing assistance from Jesus. But maybe this “discovery” has Cameron seeing Hollywood’s brand of golden idols during the season when they are so obsequiously worshipped.
I suppose this shouldn’t be shocking when even Bible publishers use a milieu of marketing tools to sell the Good Book, according to a recent New Yorker article. Is anyone else tired of seeing religion used for such materialistic ends?