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Friday, April 07, 2006

The Revisionist History of Judas Iscariot

The Gnostic gospel of Judas Iscariot has just been introduced to the waiting public. The explosive revelation revealed in the text is that Judas did not betray Jesus for a small bribe, but that he was doing the will of Jesus.

I think what is most interesting, and the least reported idea, is that the "lost" gospel of Judas might be nothing more than revisionist history by the Gnostics. Which, in turn, should foster more interest in exploring the idea of revisionism in the four gospels of the New Testament.

The most dangerous books in the world are the Bible, Torah and Koran if they are published and distributed without precise historical context. It is within the context of the historical times that explains the motivations of the authors behind these sacred texts, because all three texts were written decades to hundreds, even thousands, of years after the facts had already been played out.

Too many people who claim to be followers of a particular religion have no idea why they believe what they believe. They simply believe what they were told to believe since childhood. And that's how you grow terrorists and the pious, self-righteous Pat Robertson.

http://www9.nationalgeographic.com/lostgospel/_pdf/GospelofJudas.pdf