Wednesday, April 19, 2006

On the Lighter Side

Here's a little quiz I ran across in my Judas reading: Which one is from the Gnostic "Gospel" of Judas?

1. No blame will be attached to elderly women who do not desire sex, if they take off their outer garments without flaunting their charms, but it is preferable for them not to do this: God is all hearing, all seeing."

2. "Jesus said, 'Truly I say to you, for all of them the stars bring matters to completion. When Saklas completes the span of time assigned for him, their first star will appear with the generations, and they will finish what they said they would do. Then they will fornicate in my name and slay their children [55] and they will […] and [—about six and a half lines missing—] my name, and he will […] your star over the [thir]teenth aeon.'

3. "Thomas said to them: "If I tell you one of the sayings he said to me, you will pick up stones and throw them at me, and fire will come out of the stones and burn you up."

The last is, unsurprisingly, from the Gnostic "Gospel" of Thomas, the first is from the Quran.


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