06 April 2006

Speaking of the classics, I'm a little annoyed that they've finally discovered the lost Gospel of Judas—and it's in Coptic? What's the point of knowing ancient Greek if you can't even read the latest heretical gospel? (Even in English translation, it's still immensely interesting, even if a lot of travelers, like Kazantzakis, De Quincey, Graves, and Borges, have gone down this road before. As De Quincey wrote, "It is not one thing, but all the things which legend attributes to Judas Iscariot that are false.")

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