Pope Has Old Bones … Therefore God Exists
Well, apparently Pope Ratzinger does occasionally enjoy the science, though, he does seem to have some problems interpreting results. A bunch of bones from the Basilica of St. Paul’s Outside the Walls in Rome have been dated to the 1st or 2nd century, therefor they are the bones of the apostle Paul. Yep, sounds like a bit of a leap to me, too. Perhaps he could get a job writing for the Weekly World News. He seems to have a knack for it.
Pope Benedict says carbon dating tests on the bone fragments show they date from the first or second century. Benedict says that seems to confirm what he says is “the unanimous and uncontested” tradition that they are the mortal remains of the Apostle Paul.
I guess the Pope is never going to be confused as a scientific genius anytime soon. We have some bones that are old, therefore they are the bones of Saint Paul. Well, I have seen the grave of Joseph Smith, therefore the Mormons are right, too; the angel Moroni appeared to him and revealed the location of the golden tablets from which he translated the book of Mormon.
If the bones of David Koresh are dated it will prove that he is the second coming of Jesus, as he claimed.
Pretty amazing what you can prove. All you have to do is lower your standards of proof.
I’m not sure what the Pope was trying to prove by dating the bones. They would have to have been pretty close to the 1st or 2nd century. But, unfortunately for the church, it only proves the existence of some old bones.