April 10, 2006

Judas & Nike

They once held a competition for who could create the world’s most shattering newspaper headline. The winner was: Archduke Franz Ferdinand Found Alive: Two World Wars a Mistake.

I was reminded of this reading the story which has broken about Judas Iscariot and the discovery of an ancient manuscript which proves that he was not the traitor he was portrayed to be in the Christian gospels. Pundits speculate what might have happened had this manuscript come to light centuries ago; that generations of Jew hatred and pogroms might never have happened.

About as likely as old Franz being found alive.

No-one needs an excuse for anti-Semitism.

Like Nike says: they just do it!
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