I have grown up with conservative skew, where because of conservative tradition, the evidence is fiddled with, the books are cooked. But skew is an equal opportunity employer, practiced by those with liberal concerns as well.
I can see that the existence of the Jerusalem temple could be a politically sensitive topic. "Complex"? Yes, complex in terms of the political climate. In terms of truth, not complex in the slightest.
I wish there were a place where it was really all about seeking the truth, but alas.
PaleoJudaica.com: The NYT and Jewish-Temple denial: TEMPLE MOUNT WATCH: Historical Certainty Proves Elusive at Jerusalem’s Holiest Place (RICK GLADSTONE, New York Times ). I wrote a long post...