i just recently read that the little town of nazareth, once thought to be non-existent, was discovered in 2009 or so. is that true? I read about it on a Christian website that seemed perfectly reasonable and legimate. It is interesting, how more and more of The Bible can now be supported w/ evidence, while at the same time...the world as a whole is increasingly "post-Christian." As for the original topic...I think Jesus' humble station in life was part of His message to humanity. A lowly, "nothing special" peasant...who is also God, made flesh. Kind of a big deal, at a number of levels.