Thursday, April 06, 2006

Betrayed With A Kiss

I am utterly fascinated with the authentification of yet another early Christian text, the Gospel of Judas. It is very intriguing, indeed, to see how early Christian texts and sects were approved or condemned to form the bible and churches we have today. It's a great illustration of how politics, power and religion influence each other throughout history.

There are, however, two downsides to all this. One is still having to deal with the continual insistance by religious groups that their particular text and interpretation is the only true word of God(s), despite the evidence of tampering and fabrication over the centuries. The other downside is, of course, dreading the time when Dan Brown hops on the bandwagon.

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