Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Gospel According to Judas by Benjamin Iscariot

. . .digested and recounted by Jeffrey Archer and Prof Francis J Moloney:
Chapter 1

1. This gospel is written so that all may know the truth about Judas Iscariot and the role he played in the life and tragic death of Jesus of Nazareth.

2. Judas Iscariot was a good man. He was the world's fastest runner, always told the truth and was the greatest storyteller Jesus had ever met.

3. I know this to be true because biblical scholars can't actually disprove it.

4. Writing in an even more wooden style than usual is God's sign of my sincerity.

5. All the other gospels are wrong.

Chapter 2

1. Judas was a disciple of John the Baptist. This makes a big difference.

2. Some of the stories about Jesus were nothing but Greek myths, or so I've read somewhere.

3. A great deal of what Jesus did next happened in much the same way as it is written in the other scriptures, except Judas was much more important than those liars Matthew, Mark, Luke and John bothered to mention.

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