Monday, February 15, 2010

Helen Bond and Gerry Adams in the London Times

HELEN BOND'S CONVERSATION WITH GERRY ADAMS is covered in the London Times. It is not without controversy.
I know why Judas betrayed Jesus, says Gerry Adams in Channel 4 documentary

Ever since Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus with a kiss 2,000 years ago theologians have argued about his motives. But one British academic has now given credit to Gerry Adams, the Sinn Féin leader, for a new insight into one of the most controversial passages of the Bible.

The man who spent a lot of his youth “on the run” from the Army in Belfast yet still swears that he has never been a member of the Provisional IRA, believes that Judas was turned informer by the Roman security services of the time in Palestine, just as many of his former comrades in the Republican movement were induced to spy.

Mr Adams’s views will be shown in a Channel 4 documentary The Bible: A History on Sunday. But even before it has aired it is creating a storm of controversy among many victims of IRA violence.

Background here.

UPDATE: Mark Goodacre takes this article apart as lazy journalism. I didn't think I'd heard of Helen having a blog.

UPDATE: Here's the website for Channel 4's The Bible: A History.