Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Gospel of Judas

Since the Judas scrolls were found and translated ideas about Christianity have evolved some. On the right is an image of the first page. I am just glad it is not my job to try to interpret it!
Was Judas really the most enlightened disciple? Was he just following Christ’s plan to become a “sin offering” when he handed him over to the authorities? I think this scroll was rejected as “heresy” by most bible scholars centuries ago.

It seems to me that it is humans who are creating their own gods. Otherwise why would they keep trying to piece together worn documents such as this one? Are the gods really unable to communicate with us in better ways than this? Look how we mortals are able to communicate with each other these days. Are we then more advanced than the gods?

We have been very desperate in our attempts to find and understand god. I think we would be wise to look within ourselves for the answers needed to survive in a hostile and unexplored universe.

Updated 10/02/12: I wrote this while still an atheist. All I can say is I am thankful to all who gave their lives to preserve the word of God. The word of God is alive and powerful.His word is Spirit!

If you would like to learn more about the gospel of Judas at Wikipedia click on the image.