Friday, April 07, 2006

The Judas document's irrelevancy

The headlines about the so-called Gospel of Judas are all reading something like what appeared in the Atlanta Journal Constitution: "Ancient manuscript tells relationship between Jesus and Judas" And the subhed reads: "Document says betrayal came at Jesus' request."

Give me a break. A document that was composed at least 150 years after the Resurrection is going to bring to light the proper relationship between Jesus and Judas. Right. Isn't that a little like saying my writing a fictional story in 2006 that slavery in the South in 1856 wasn't really so bad is going to be helpful to scholars in 3706 to find out about that horrifying institution?

Why the secular press are so gullible is something I'll never be able to figure out.

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