Friday, April 7, 2006

Heard of the "Gospel of Judas"?

For 2,000 years Judas has been reviled for betraying Jesus. Now a newly translated ancient document seeks to tell his side of the story.

The "Gospel of Judas" tells a far different tale from the four gospels in the New Testament. It portrays Judas as a favored disciple who was given special knowledge by Jesus -- and who turned him in at Jesus' request.

"You will be cursed by the other generations -- and you will come to rule over them," Jesus tells Judas in the document made public Thursday. (CNN)

Here is the link for the documentary on the National Geographic Channel, set to air this Sunday at 9:00 PM EST. You can actually read the "Gospel of Judas" here.

Quite a few folks have something to say about this supposed "Gospel." More from:

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