Sunday, April 9, 2006

Judas a Tailor?

Gnostic gospel will be all the rage this weekend...Gospel of Judas, dating back to 300 A.D., probably mentioned (condemned) by Irenaeus in 182...

Judas was doing Jesus a favor by helping him get rid of his earthly cloak. In an age of "no one is bad" this is the gospel people want to hear. Unfortunately it's a false one.

Update: Watched a pre-release version last night and those who watch this will definitely need to be catechized. It paints a murky picture that if you aren't aware of early Church history you'd be easily misled by the tone and suspense of the documentary. Although if you are aware, you easily pick up on all the ways they phrase statements, etc. If you watch it, take it as an invitation to read a primer on the history of the early church.