I have thought many times about coming clean and telling the truth, but lacked the guts to do so. Everything I said I discovered is a hoax, planted by me and only me. (Statement on his website. H/t Cadre Comments.)The movie Bloodline and its surrounding claims received much publicity just a few years back. Was there any publicity at all around the admission that the thing was a hoax? What about the effects on people who believe this kind of thing, or the general impression left on the impressionable (which is a large number of people)? And, finally, does honesty or integrity require that the hoax should be reported by any purported news outlet that publicized the original hoax? Isn't at least a retraction in order?
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
"Bloodline" Discoveries Admitted to be a Hoax - Where were the headlines?
The movie Bloodline was the 2008 entry in the anti-Christian polemics series that we see many years around the anniversary of Jesus' resurrection. It was based on the work of an amateur archaeologist going by the name Ben Hammott. He has since acknowledged that his discoveries were a hoax.