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06.14.2011 – Judas – The Ultimate Fall Guy

All throughout my years as a Christian I remember hearing the story of the betrayal of Jesus by Judas. I remember hearing about how awful a person Judas had to have been in order to turn his back on his friend and teacher for a couple of pieces of silver. He was easily one of the most demonized figures in biblical teaching.

All that said, if you take into account the whole reason that Jesus came to Earth according to the bible, don’t you think that Judas kind of gets a bum rap? I mean, without Judas’ betrayal there would have been no trial of Jesus. Without the trial, there would have been no execution of Jesus. And without the execution of Jesus there would have been no opportunity for him to rise again, thus beating the bonds of death and serving as a stand in punishment for humanity’s sins. Doesn’t God’s entire plan fall apart without Judas?

It seems to me that Judas should be celebrated for what he did. What option did he have? It almost seems to me that he didn’t even have any free will in the process. The plan was made and executed exactly as God had laid it out. And Judas has taken the fall for it. When you actually take a step back and look at it this way, the story really seems silly (it’s silly for lots of other reasons too, but I’m gonna stay on topic here).

  1. Space
    June 14, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Lovers tiff. Yanno that Jesus guy was just spending too much time with that Mary M girl. Jesus could have taken that fish and “fed” all the men, but no! Selfish Jesus! Judas wanted nothing to do with the fish, see he was from the cow worshipping clan from awhile back. He wanted meat! He’d show that Jesus & get paid! It was almost like everyone won! Until that Thomas guy was allowed to finger the holes of risen JC. Judas was livid!, & soon commited, & found prison love.
    The end
    Offer you some punch??

    • adoubtersramblings
      June 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm

      LMAO!! The Gospel According to Space! I love it! Can you please pass the salt…I need some more on my blasphemy! 😉

  2. Just me
    April 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Ever read the gospel
    Of judas during your research phase. Totally different take from an early sect.

    • adoubtersramblings
      April 27, 2012 at 9:33 am

      Indeed! It’s funny to me, when you stop to look at ALL of the surviving texts from those eras, the ones that made the cut and the ones that didn’t. Funny to have some cut and others not when they are all supposed to be the divinely inspired word of god isn’t it?

      • April
        April 27, 2012 at 10:01 am

        Mans hand an control ALL over it – like i said before if Christ came back again the Christians would be jumping to be the first to crucify him.

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