For the past 2 weeks, I've been visiting Kino to waste time and for those 2 times when i was there, Michael Baigent's "The Jesus Papers" has been on the NEW ARRIVAL shelves. Baigent is one of the author of 'Holy Blood, Holy Grail', the so-called 'research material' behind Da Vinci Code.
Since i was wasting time, so as to consumminate my purpose there, i took the Jesus Papers and flipped through it. It's interesting for all the truth stated in the book (for eg. the canonization wasn't done until the 4th century bla bla bla). But all those are just half-truth. Reading it mades Baigent looks like a desperado who wanted to push his head up through the controversial circle to gain a portion of the pie.
Besides him, there is another 'liberal' works on the historical Jesus. This one is serious scholarship. It's by James D. Tabor, titled "The Jesus Dynasty". If u wanna know how serious it is, checked out Ben Witherington's 4-parts review of it.
Two weeks ago, National Geography brought forth the Gospel of Judas. Now, some people are talking about the Gospel of Brutus. *sigh*
So many liberal views spawning. So many hypothesis coming up. What's wrong with the world? Seems that these people enjoy ridiculing Orthodox Christianity. Why? Simply because this is the religion that teaches "love your neighbours as you love yourself". These guys are too ball-less to touch the other that shouts "JIHAD!".