Thursday, 7 October 2010

The greatest story ever told?

The New Testament v. Dan Brown

...a conspiracy theory is usually a more outlandish, often more colourful, but less plausible version of history than the official one. There is seldom any evidence for the conspiracy theory beyond hearsay. Roswell, the death of Diana, the faked moon landings – all follow a familiar pattern. However, in the case of Christianity, the ‘conspiracy’ theory (Jesus was a rabbi who married Mary Magdalene and had children) seems far more plausible than the official version (Jesus was divine, born of a virgin, didn’t marry, died on the cross and was resurrected), which is surely an outlandish claim for which there is no evidence beyond hearsay....