From our Totally Ate Up file:
A publisher is touting a new edition of the Gospels that identifies Christ as a woman named Judith Christ of Nazareth.
LBI Institute says its version, Judith Christ of Nazareth, The Gospels of the Bible, Corrected to Reflect that Christ Was a Woman, Extracted from Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, takes Thomas Jefferson’s edited Gospel one step futher by “correcting” the gender of Christ and God.
“This long-awaited revised text of the Gospels makes the moral message of Christ more accessible to many, and more illuminating to all,” says Billie Shakespeare, vice president for the publisher, in a statement. “It is empowering. We published this new Bible to acknowledge the rise of women in society.”
Empowering, my eye. Jesus of Nazareth was an historical person, not some esoteric concept to be twisted at will like philosophical Play-Do.
This book is revisionist history, and it’s illuminating only in the sense that it’s inspired by the one named Light-Bringer–Helel ben Shachar, more commonly known by the Latin translation of his name, Lucifer.