Monday, June 06, 2005

Judith Christ?

I heard it on the radio Monday morning. The NEW Bible. I mean, REALLY NEW. Well, the four gospels anyway. It's so new, they've discovered the "truth" about our Savior. He was a she! That's what they claim in "Judas Christ of Nazareth, The Gospels of the Bible, Corrected to Reflect that Christ Was a Woman, Extracted from Matthew, Mark, Luke and John." Catchy title, don't you think? Here's a piece from a news release about this new "translation":
"This long-awaited revised text of the Gospels makes the moral message of Christ more accessible to many, and more illuminating to all," says Billie Shakespeare, V.P. for the publisher. "It is empowering. We published this new Bible to acknowledge the rise of women in society." This new Bible includes:
The Parable of the Prodigal Daughter, The Lady's Prayer, and other revised favorite passages, such as:
* Her birth -- Luke 2:4 And Joseph went to Bethlehem. 5 To be enrolled with Mary, his wife, who was then pregnant. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn child. 21 And her name was chosen to be Judith.
* Her crucifixion -- John 19:17 And She bearing her cross went forth. 18 There they crucified Judith. * Her resurrection -- Matthew 28:1 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. 5 But the angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Judith who was crucified." 6 "She is not here; for She is risen."

How sad. Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life." Now some folks have such a problem with the Truth, that they want to remake Him in their own image.

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