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> The text, written on animal hide, is thought to be an authentic version of the Gospel of Barnabas, one of Jesus's disciples
> 'Laughable' Iranian report claims the book states that Jesus was never crucified and He predicted the coming of the Prophet Muhammad
> It was discovered by Turkish authorities in 2000 during an anti-smuggling operation
> The Vatican has made an official request to view the text
Originally posted by Gauss
One can always hope, right? Anyway, religious texts of the old variety are always interesting, because they can bring more than just religious knowledge to the world. They can also bring historical information and stuff like that. I wish I could get to read the thing, but unfortunately, I doubt they wrote it in English. Oh well. Nice find!
Originally posted by fatdad
if The Vatican got there hands onit im sure it would be accidentally burned before we the sheep could read it....
Originally posted by MI5edtoDeath
On the face of it this could be a hoax. However, Muslims are forbidden to disrespect Christianity especially Jesus. I also think the Vatican knows this and so has made a formal request to examine the document.
If true, I don't think it would be a disaster for Christians. I think it may be the start of something great for humanity - peace.edit on 25-5-2012 by MI5edtoDeath because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by kosmicjack
Even if it's true, it doesn't make Jesus any less of an historical, transformative teacher. It just means his story was manipulated and co-opted for the benefit of an elite few. So what else is new?
Interesting nonetheless. It will be fascinating to see how this unfolds, if it's real or a hoax.
Originally posted by MarshMallow_Snake
reply to post by MI5edtoDeath
Just like the herbal cure for AIDS, right? Seriously, I do not trust anything that comes out of Iran...especially something that is aimed at a competing religion and makes their religion "appear" to be the true religion.