Director’s book disputes birth of Jesus


An Amsterdam publishing house said Wednesday it would publish the Dutch fimmaker’s biography of Jesus, “Jesus of Nazareth: A Realistic Portrait” in September.

Verhoeven is best known as the director of blockbuster films including “Basic Instinct” and “RoboCop,” but he is also a member of “Jesus Seminar,” a group of scholars and authors that seeks to establish historical facts about Jesus.

Marianna Sterk of the publishing house J.M. Meulenhoff said the book included several ideas that ran contrary to Christian faith, including the suggestion that Jesus could be the son of a Roman soldier who raped Mary during a Jewish uprising against Roman rule in 4 B.C. (link to full story)

So… I am a little unclear; which movie did Mr. Verhoeven direct that qualified him to make these claims- RoboCop or was it Basic Instinct?

Don’t get me wrong; I am all for open discourse on the life of Jesus but shouldn’t there be at least some… say… oh, I don’t know… factual basis?

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~ by pakeener on April 24, 2008.

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