Friday, April 07, 2006

Et tu Scooter?

Today archaeologists in Lebanon announced the discovery of a new biblical scroll, the Book of Judas. Biblical scholar Art Vandelay says “These scrolls are unequivocally the most important find within the Christian community in the last 500 years. The Book of Judas will redefine the events that led to the crucifixion of Jesus.”

The Bible's New Testament Gospels-- Matthew, Mark, Luke and John -- depict Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus, as a traitor. In biblical accounts Judas gives up Jesus Christ to his opponents, who later crucify the founder of Christianity. As told in the New Testament, Judas betrayed Jesus for "30 pieces of silver," identifying him with a kiss in front of Roman soldiers. Later the guilt-ridden Judas returns the bribe and commits suicide, according to the Bible.

The Gospel of Judas, however, portrays him as acting at Jesus' request. The lost pages seem to portray Judas in a much different light than the bible has for all these years. It goes on to describe Judas as Jesus' closest friend, someone who understands Christ's true message, and therefore he is singled out for special status among Jesus' disciples. “So he asks Judas, who is his friend, to sell him out, to betray him. It's treason to the general public, but between Jesus and Judas it's not treachery."

While we are on the subject of treason, Archaeologists also say that have uncovered other interesting information. On the very same day, they have found proof that disciple Scooter Libby was ordered by George W. Bush to out Valerie Plame as a CIA agent. It was not 30 pieces of silver, nor was it demons that caused him to betray his country. It was merely the pride of his President, and Bush's need to compromise national security for his own political purposes.

God bless America.


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