Freaking idiots

Just do a search for Gospel of Judas in the news. You will find every major news source touting that “Judas didn’t betray Jesus, he was obedient”

People, alas, do not understand how the Bible works. The documents of the Bible are verified to be the inspired Word of God, to the best of our understanding. There are quite a number of books that were written near the same period that are nothing but fiction – there is a whole book about the youth of Christ. It is well written and interesting, but it is fiction.

Did you know that people have been writing fiction since before Jesus was born?

Apparently these ignorant scholars don’t either. And the reporters are even worse. Big headlines that are going to ruin the faith of thousands who lack the resources to investigate it properly.

The dead sea scrolls are not a part of the Bible. They are not God’s word. They are interesting peieces of historical literature, but not much else.

The “Gospel” of Judas was unlikely to have been written by Judas, and in the first few paragraphs it is obvious that these are not the words of our Saviour, nor the words of our beloved misfit disciples. Jesus did not speak of Eons, nor of any chosen people. This single piece of questionable literature runc contrary to everything in the Bible – old and new testament. It doesn’t fit.

It is unfortunate that the early Church was to block-headed about heresy (they were VERY much like the pharisees Jesus condemned.) They did not feel it needed any explanation – it was contrary and thus to be destroyed.

Now our news media makes it sound like it was rejected as legitemate for only these reasons. What fools.

Most likely the gospel of judas was written by Apopheses (hebrew for Joe Bloe) (just kidding, I don’t know hebrew), who happened to know Judas and was sympathetic to his plight. It could have been anything. The point is, there is no – negative even – evidence that this document was written by Judas at all. And even if it was, why do we assume it is truthful just because it is old?

The cannonical documents are assumed to be truthful because we believe they are God-breathed words. No book – regardless how good it sounds – can be taken as truth, or have any weight upon our faith if it was not directly inspired by God (or some analysis thereof) – meaning interpretation and clarification – not new information.

The “Gospel of Judas” is a lie, a work of fiction that will teach you about writers of the day, but nothing about Jesus of Nazareth. Wait for the real analysis by people who know what they are talking about. It won’t be on the front page of any newspaper I can assure you, but it will be reassuring.

A quote from that page later on – by some Theology professor in the netherlands:

“It was known from ancient times that there had to be a Gospel of Judas. Irenaeus of Lyons spoke about it in his Adversus haereses (Against Heresies) in around 180 A.D., but his real source is Justin Martyr, and that takes us to around 140 A.D. I would guess that the Gospel of Judas would have to be dated at about 120 A.D.” The original, at least. The papyri that appeared in the hands of shady dealers at the end of the last century (see photo) were probably a copy from the end of the fourth century. What is spectacular for science is that the Gospel of Judas has at last been found, or at least a part of it. Van Oort does not rule out that it involves the missing codex from the Nag Hammadi codices. What he does rule out is that Judas himself wrote it. “There is no reason whatsoever to assume that he did this. Nothing points to that.”

The Gospel of Judas is a codex from the Gnostics, a movement that was denounced by the Church in the early days. “They set themselves against the established order, and thus also against the Creator. That’s why Judas was their hero.”

In other words, it is known that it was written by a religious sect well after the life of Christ. They exalted Judas, and wrote works to praise him.

News media, go to hell. Oh wait, I didn’t need to say that, you would have anyway 😛 How about you happily go to hell and stop trying to take everybody else with you.


Feline honor

Banjo, my funny fuzzy buddy, was relaxing under my desk, looking longingly at my feet. Looking down at him I had a shocking revelation: He was very cute!

So I got down on the floor and petted the little bugger. The squeaky wheels started a spinning, and my cat became a bonified purr-box.

If you don’t know what a slicker brush is, I’ll give you a hint – it’s like a hair brush made of hundreds of tiny wire bristles. Looks like it could be quite painful if used in the wrong places, but it does a superb job of freeing dead skin, loose hair and getting cats all worked up 😀

So I went at him with it. Banjo quite enjoys the slicker brush. He lays down and stands up and flops over and walks away just to turn around for more when the brush can’t reach him. I got three big balls of furr off his back, and reduced his dandruff levels – all in all his coat is in much better shape now. I’m happy, he’s happy.

How do I know?

Well since the first time I gave Banjo a good brush-down, after I finish he returns the favor.

No, he doesn’t brush me down with the slicker brush you silly.

He becomes my very own personal hair stylist – he really gives it his all. Even gets in ther with his teeth to make sure everything is in just the right place. Sometimes he gets carried away and tries to shape too much at once, but he’s ever so patient of my squirming and squawking!

Why would I squawk at such a kind gesture?
BECAUSE HE REALLY PULLS ON THAT HAIR! He’s trying to pull it out or something. Then he tried to eat my head. No, not bite it, he tried to swallow the thing whole. He’s got sharp little teethies!
But I don’t want to seem ungrateful, so I just let him finish his instinctual return-favor so he can be content. Then I look in the mirror and critique.
You see, it would not be so bad I imagine if he finished, but he obsesses on the detail, then get’s bored before he finishes. The result is generally the same – a three inch circle of wet, rear-facing hair just above my ear.

Silly cat.

Speaking of hair, I discovered something – when you sleep with your hair slicked back, not even a morning wash can repair the damage. Your hair will be messy the next day, and people will laugh. I know, it happened to me. I don’t care cause I’m a programmer and people expect such things from programmers. But you?

Perhaps you are going on a hot date
Or preparing for an interview
Maybe you are the manager of a large fast food restaraunt
Or maybe you are a Jehova’s witness
Maybe you work in a department store
Or maybe you walk dogs around in a dog show

Whatever it is, you probably don’t want your hair to look like mine did today.

So as I prepared for bed tonight what did I do to keep my hair away from my face?

I slicked it back. Kekeke, I hope I don’t have any meetings tomorrow 😉

You all have a good night.



I got a fishin’ pole.

And a fishin’ licence.

And some fishin’ line.

You tell me? What more do I need?

Maybe a hook, and the guts to grab a fish… Better get them quick cause we’re going fishin pretty soon now.

Aaaaand, I finally got a surround speaker system. Some of you may remember the hodge podge thing I made for my dorm room… well that just wouldn’t cut it here.

So anyhoo, I’m going to watch contact because It’s a happy movie and happy is good. Watched Event Horizen yesterday and that’s not a happy movie, which can also be good.