Sunday, September 23, 2012

Judas and the 'Big Picture'

It's time once again to drop some knowledge on you freaks and, somewhere in the process, alienate some people.

It would seem that pissing people off is one of my specialties. Who knew?

On with it then...

For starters, people have a tendency to assume that since I'm Agnostic/borderline Atheist that I've never read the Bible.

They couldn't be more wrong.

This "Bible" is more or less the very reason why I hate religion as a whole. It's also the reason I once got kicked out of a Barnes & Noble. That's a story for another time though... in point:

Ever stop to think that Judas got a bad rap when he was really probably trying to save Jesus?

Probably not. In fact, here’s a bit of interesting biblical trivia:

In Luke 24:33 and Mark 16:14 it clearly states that when Jesus rose from the dead he met with ‘the eleven.’ Most people assume that the missing disciple was Judas, who was supposed to have killed himself out of remorse for his act of betrayal. However, in John 20:24 we learn that the missing disciple was Thomas. So … that means that the other eleven included Judas. And in 1 Corinthians 15:5 the Apostle Paul says that Matthias wasn’t voted in as the replacement twelfth Apostle until forty days after the Resurrection. So … Judas was still there. Again. In fact, in Acts 1:25 we learn that Judas ‘turned aside to go to his own place'.

People don’t read the whole Bible. They don’t get the Big Picture. Judas’s death was a fake, and considering that God ordained his betrayal, and Jesus predicted it, Judas was acting according to the will of God. He wasn’t a traitor—he was a company man who did the right goddamn thing, even though it was the hard goddamn thing to do. He was a Big Picture guy.

So, I ask it still a betrayal when Jesus knew it was coming?

Let the hate-mail commence.

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