In the lastest from the Discovery Channel is a program titled: The Real DaVinci Code, I viewed it yesterday and after viewing it, I am led to put my 'two cents worth' in.
First, if one were to reason it, the so-called 'experts' have a reputation at stake and naturally they are not going to change their positions. Noted historians are - from my persective and from my research - only promoting recycled ignorance. That doesn't make them dumb or unintelligent - it is only repeating an ignorance that has been perpetuated upon societies including the halls of 'higher' education for hundreds of years.
One can have a string of Ph.D's after one's name and it doesn't make one smarter than another who uses their reasoning power. I was told many years ago by a Ph.D holder that the letters mean: "Piled Higher and Deeper." Therefore to give a Ph.D holder the title of 'expert' only means that you have given your power away. I am in a position to say this because I do have a Ph.D and I am choosing not to use it because I don't think it is necessary.
I know this will step on toes and that is wonderfu! Perhaps it is time that each of us use the brains we have to expand our mind with knowledge and become our own expert.
If one studied the law of the Jews at the time of Jesus, it clearly is pointed out that in order to be called a rabbi that the man had to be married. This was not brought out in the above mentioned television program. There is no evidence of Peter ever going to Rome or that the title of bishop was used before 325 A.D. The only 'proof' or 'evidence' of Jesus comes from the New Testament which was created in 325 A.D. by Emperor Constantine who had sought the advice of a female oracle's writings of 500 years before. The oracle prophisized that the one head of the Roman Empire at this time would have to create a new religion in order to stay in power and Constantine did by converting to Christianity.
Everything else has come from the Catholic Church. In the New Testament, there is no mention of Mary Magdalen being a prostitute or a whore. This was done by a Pope Gregory about 500 years after the disappearance of Jesus. This lie was perpetuated by the Church until a few hundred years ago - give or take a hundred years or so. How many other lies are there to be brought to light and accepted by humanity? Or does humanity wants to stay dumb and ignorant?
This is the age to move from ignorance to enlightenment.