Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Focus on Christianity

The Da Vinci Code novel and the soon to be released movie, has sparked an increasing interest in the origins of Christianity.

Read my recent post here.

This Sunday we were held spellbound watching the National Geographic documentary on the Gospel of Judas, which was recently unveiled after being lost for nearly 1,700 years.

This Gospel says Jesus Asked Judas to Betray Him. Something which is now condemned as heresy. It portrays Judas as the favourite disciple of Jesus and also shows a slightly different side of Jesus – a more human side. Like for example, he is noted to laugh a lot and seen as criticizing the other disciples for their ignorance and their followers of immorality.

Gospel of Judas manuscripts (Photos by Kenneth Garrett © 2006 National Geographic Society)

I am really disappointed that I was not able to catch the documentary Da Vinci Declassified on the Discovery channel yesterday night because I don’t have Astro installed in my house in Kedah. Looking forward to it’s repeat on May 23rd at 10:00 pm.

On a lighter note.

From the Badmash site.

Related Links:
- Lost Gospel Revealed; Says Jesus Asked Judas to Betray Him.
- Early Christian writings
- Wikipedia page on Gospel of Judas



The Angel said...

The whole story line was gripping from the start - mystery, drama & murder. What more do you want in a book? I hope the upcoming movie will do justice to the book.

lainieyeoh said...

the book was...well, the trivia interesting, i'm not sure if i enjoyed the book as much as i did the comic strip you posted up (which is hilarious, by the way)

BabyPink said...

i've read the da vinci code more than a year ago and it was a good read. i wouldn't mind if i never saw the movie.:)

i heard about the gospel of judas and i heard about the NG feature about it, but i never saw it. i saw this book about the gospel, too. i'd love to read it, but it's a little too expensive.:)

Adam said...

Babypink: There is always a place on the net where you can read it for free. You just have to do a little research ;-)


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