Thursday, April 06, 2006

Jesus on assisted suicide

Gospel truth ... depends very much on what book you consult.
Caravaggio's take on Judas's betrayal, left, and the recently discovered Gospel of Judas.

This is not a joke. They really did discover the long lost manuscript. And according to the Gospel of Judas, the crucifixion was an assisted suicide. Weird.
An early Christian manuscript, including the only known text of what is known as the Gospel of Judas, has surfaced after 1,700 years. The text gives new insights into the relationship of Jesus and the disciple who betrayed him, scholars reported today. In this version, Jesus asked Judas, as a close friend, to sell him out to the authorities, telling Judas he will "exceed" the other disciples by doing so.

The account goes on to relate that Jesus refers to the other disciples, telling Judas "you will exceed all of them. For you will sacrifice the man that clothes me." By that, scholars familiar with Gnostic thinking said, Jesus meant that by helping him get rid of his physical flesh, Judas will act to liberate the true spiritual self or divine being within Jesus. -- New York Times 4/6/06
Another recent study, published by the Journal of Paleolimnology (the study of prehistoric lakes), suggests that Jesus may have been on thin ice when he walked on water. So Elvis was right, "walking on the water don't make you a miracle man."


At 4/07/2006 9:36 AM, Blogger vj said...

Woah! I love this gnostic stuff!

At 4/07/2006 7:17 PM, Blogger Comandante AgĂ­ said...

Sweaty bearded men passionately embracing...what was this Jesus dude into?


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