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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The Jesus Papers

I feel like I have to mention The Jesus Papers, the new book by one of the guys who is suing The Da Vinci Code's Dan Brown for copyright infringment. You're not going to get this kind of news analysis anywhere else: It's a load of crap. Of course, I'm biased because I'm a Christian. But am I really more biased than an author who knows he can make money off the Da Vinci Code craze, and is releasing a book to coincide with his own lawsuit and the release of Da Vinci on paperback?

Memo to those who want to make money right now: Nevermind the scholarship, just put a conspiracy theory about Jesus in a book and sell it.

Memo to those who like truth: Read the epilogue of Anne Rice's Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt as a starting point, and then actually do some intelligent investigation yourself. Don't settle for hard-boiled stories of unfalsifiable conspiracy or bad scholarship that jumps to conclusions based on faulty assumptions.

Jesus is asking: Who do you say that I am? Answer carefully.


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