Thursday, April 06, 2006

'Gospel of Judas' Surfaces After 1,700 Years


As the findings have trickled down to churches and universities, they have produced a new generation of Christians who now regard the Bible not as the literal word of God, but as a product of historical and political forces that determined which texts should be included in the canon, and which edited out.

I have always believed that one of the strongest arguments against Christianity was the thought that The Bible was edited by a commitee of oligarchical Roman aristocrats sometime around the 4th century. The idea that people were voting on what parts went in and what parts went in the trash just doesn't sound very divine to me.

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