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Uncle Dino... ^ | 4/07/2006 | Uncle Dino

Posted on 04/07/2006 5:24:24 PM PDT by sionnsar

There was an old joke about how a guy 'walked on water' because he knew where the stones were just underneath the surface.

Now Alan Cooperman of the Washington Post reports that Israeli and U.S. scientists have come up with a scientific explanation of how Jesus could have walked on water - He walked on ice floes!  I don't know - maybe Hell was freezing over sooner than we thought and a few patches of ice rose to the surface.  As for me, I'll just keep believing in the traditional teaching that Jesus is God and Man is not! 

Read Cooperman's article HERE.

And if THAT weren't enough ...

Cooperman and Guy Gugliotta reported in the Washington Post today that the 'Gospel of Judas' is getting ready to hit the best-seller list.  In it we find some facinating new revelations about the one who betrayed Jesus.  Seems that he was a swell guy after all and was 'just following orders.'

The 2nd century text, denounced as heresy 1,700 years ago by orthodox Christian clergy, describes conversations between Jesus and Judas Iscariot during the week before the Jewish holiday of Passover in which Jesus tells Judas "secrets no other person has ever seen." 

The other apostles pray to a lesser God, Jesus says, and reveals to Judas the "mysteries of the kingdom" of the true God. He asks Judas to help him return to the kingdom, but to do so, Judas must help him abandon his mortal flesh: "You will sacrifice the man that clothes me," Jesus tells Judas, and acknowledges that Judas "will be cursed by the other generations."

We all know that in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia today, heresy is preferable to schism, so I expect this new gem will make its way into the catechism any day now.

The link to the Judas article is HERE.

In an article from (, Bart Ehrman, a religion professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers this scholarly observation:

"He’s the good guy in this portrayal.  He’s the only apostle who understands Jesus."

Oh, right!  But then again, some stories are fiction and some are non-fiction, and a discerning mind will be able to tell the difference.

TOPICS: Mainline Protestant

1 posted on 04/07/2006 5:24:26 PM PDT by sionnsar
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2 posted on 04/07/2006 5:25:47 PM PDT by sionnsar (†† | Iran Azadi 2006 | Syst3m 0wn3d - 's N0t Yours (SONY))
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Naturally, Elaine Pagels is instantly out of the gates with her own 'benediction' of this. But then, she's always ready to remind people that heretics don't think of themselves as such.

But then an actual professor would not be an advocate for a point of view, that being so prejudicial to any kind of serious intelligent inquiry.

I don't think Elaine cares, however.

3 posted on 04/07/2006 5:35:22 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow
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