Friday, February 20, 2004

Jesus, please save me from your followers...

Regarding Gibson's Passion... I have some news for interested Christians out there.

The Jews did not Kill Jesus.

In the words of Dr John Crossan, one of my favourite professors in the study of the historical Jesus, the gospel narratives are largely "prophecy historicized" rather than "history remembered."

Also, this "Passion" story as told (and believed) in the gospels has lead to the worst Anti-Semitism our world has ever seen.

Since the Historical Jesus is one of my academic areas of research, expect a few more posts on the topic when I finally see the film...

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