Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Aha! I knew it! Jesus was not the son of the primitive scourge Yahweh -- he was the son of the Goddess:
"The true mystery, as Jesus unveils it, is that, out beyond the stars, there exists a divine, blessed realm.... This is the realm of Barbelo, a name that gnostics gave the celestial Mother, who lives there with, among others, her progeny, a good God awkwardly called the Self-Generated One. Jesus, it turns out, is not the son of the Old Testament God, ... but an avatar of Adam’s third son, Seth. His mission is to show those lucky members of mankind who still have a “Sethian” spark the way back to the blessed realm. Jesus, we learn, was laughing at the disciples’ prayer because it was directed at their God, the Old Testament God, who is really no friend of mankind but, rather, the cause of its suffering."
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From The New Yorker, 2006-04-17 issue, review of the new book The Gospel of Judas (National Geographic; $22).