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Judas

The Gospel of Judas is a notable historical discovery, but I'm not sure why it's such a big thing for Christianity. It's a Gnostic text, which means it's tainted with heresy already. Even if it challenges the notion that Judas was the bad guy, I don't see how this is anything more than a tangential issue, at best. The Traitor is a strong archetype, but if there isn't a Traitor, Christianity doesn't lose its meaning, does it?

The only way it's a challenge to Christianity is that it reminds people that what modern Christian churches believe is not necessarily some absolute truth that has persisted through the ages - it's simply the strain of Christian belief that won. Many Christians may be reconciled with that and what it implies, but just as many, if not more, are not.

And if you're not a Christian, none of this should be a revelation to you, so what's the big deal?

{2006.04.08 - 10:38}

Comments:

1 Chris Whisonant (2006.04.08 - 12:44) #

Well said...

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