Jesus Had a Different God?

Right before Passover, as the disciples are praying, Jesus sneers at their innocence. Only Judas has guessed the master aright—and has discerned that he comes from the heavenly realm of the god “Barbelo.” In the realm of Barbelo, it seems, earthly pains are unknown and the fortunate inhabitants are free from the attentions of the God of the Old Testament.

Hitchens considers the Gospel of Judas. Once again, I’m struck by how clearly we can see the human-driven process of creating and editing a book that is supposed by so many to be the Word of God. It also strikes me how much more story there is to the Greatest Story Ever Told.

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