WASHINGTON — An ancient manuscript rediscovered after 1,700 years may shed new light on the relationship between Jesus and Judas, the disciple who betrayed him.
Rather than the traitor Judas is portrayed as in the New Testament, this document — the "Gospel of Judas" — indicates that he acted at the request of Jesus to help him shed his earthly body.
Um, when exactly did Judas write this "gospel"? He hung himself on a tree immediately following the payment of blood money. So, he stopped in the midst and said, "hum... let me rewrite history so folks don't think badly of me. I know, I'll just say Jesus asked me to do this."
Give me a flippin' break.
The debate over this should be quite humorous, but I pity the fool that takes this "ancient" document seriously.