I just finished reading this novel, "The Last Templar" by Raymond Khoury. I don’t suppose I have to explain who the Templars were, nor the common legend that they left some kind of secret behind, carefully guarded down the centuries. In this novel, however, their "Holy Grail" turns out to be a journal kept by Jesus of Nazareth in which (allegedly) he somes out and says he’s just a man and not the son of God. The various characters in the novel jump to the conclusion that if this were generally known, it would be a disaster, and Christianity would just shrivel up and disappear! The Catholic church realizes this and dispatches a deadly assassin to prevent anyone from finding the journal.
I reminded me of a Christian novel I had seen years ago, with the opposite theme. Someone had discovered a scroll supposedly written by the Roman centurion who witnessed Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. And of course there is a cabal of evil atheists out to destroy the "Truth".
Does anybody think a discovery like this would really make much difference? And if it would, is that any excuse for suppressing it?