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The author's inspiration.

Posted: 03 May 2019, 03:42
by Michgal 32
What do you think could be the author's inspiration in writing this book?

Re: The author's inspiration.

Posted: 03 May 2019, 04:51
by Kibetious
I guess it is need to change the perception of the Church towards Judas although this sounds like a secondary aim rather than a primary intention.

Re: The author's inspiration.

Posted: 03 May 2019, 10:42
by WaryReader
I think he just wants to get his unorthodox opinion out there. If he knows anything about the Christian faith, he should know that his book conveys a pretty controversial message, but maybe he wants to express something that he found profound and worthwhile in a professional way. :techie-reference:

Re: The author's inspiration.

Posted: 03 May 2019, 14:43
by Ellylion
The author is not the first one to start a controversial discussion addressing Gnostic beliefs. I guess Dan Brown made them a popular trend still years ago :)

Re: The author's inspiration.

Posted: 03 May 2019, 16:43
by Stephanie Elizabeth
The most likely source of inspiration that comes to mind would be to raise awareness about his findings. He obviously wants to challenge the common ideas regarding the Christian faith.

Re: The author's inspiration.

Posted: 03 May 2019, 21:26
by Cecilia_L
I also got the impression that the author was inspired by Gnostic beliefs. I once heard a very thought-provoking sermon suggesting how Judas's life would have differed if had waited three days rather than acting on impulses. I feel compassion for Judas, but I don't agree he was the Savior.

Re: The author's inspiration.

Posted: 03 May 2019, 22:11
by katinabuchanan5
I think the author was inspired by Judas. I think the author is looking for like minds in search of a place to practice his beliefs free of criticism or argument. I think the author is inspired by past and current religious figures for whom he share lifestyle but not reason. So, he is motivated to talk a little about his inner self.

Re: The author's inspiration.

Posted: 03 May 2019, 22:43
by Ferdinand_otieno
Michgal 32 wrote:
03 May 2019, 03:42
What do you think could be the author's inspiration in writing this book?
I think the author is very open to religious perspectives and wanted to view judas through Gnostic teachings.

Re: The author's inspiration.

Posted: 03 May 2019, 22:44
by Kibetious
Ellylion wrote:
03 May 2019, 14:43
The author is not the first one to start a controversial discussion addressing Gnostic beliefs. I guess Dan Brown made them a popular trend still years ago :)
I have not encountered the works f Dan Brown before but I guess now that I have seen his name here, I might as well dig deeper to see what he had to say too.

Re: The author's inspiration.

Posted: 03 May 2019, 22:46
by Kibetious
Cecilia_L wrote:
03 May 2019, 21:26
I also got the impression that the author was inspired by Gnostic beliefs. I once heard a very thought-provoking sermon suggesting how Judas's life would have differed if had waited three days rather than acting on impulses. I feel compassion for Judas, but I don't agree he was the Savior.

The idea of Judas becoming the savior sounds ridiculous. I mean where would such a teaching be emanating from. Apart from Jesus, there is no other savior in the Bible. Judas role was betrayal not salvation.

Re: The author's inspiration.

Posted: 04 May 2019, 01:11
by sri varshini303041
The book holds some controversial theories but, I believe everyone should be given the chance to voice their opinions. There are always several perceptions of religious ideas and figures. Judas's character had so many good qualities but he was judged only by his grave mistake and his greed for wealth. Maybe, it was his destiny to betray Jesus, and we must accept that man's destiny has God's participation. I also must express, that I am not really convinced by the Gnostic theories present in this book.

Re: The author's inspiration.

Posted: 04 May 2019, 01:15
by Ferdinand_otieno
sri varshini303041 wrote:
04 May 2019, 01:11
The book holds some controversial theories but, I believe everyone should be given the chance to voice their opinions. There are always several perceptions of religious ideas and figures. Judas's character had so many good qualities but he was judged only by his grave mistake and his greed for wealth. Maybe, it was his destiny to betray Jesus, and we must accept that man's destiny has God's participation. I also must express, that I am not really convinced by the Gnostic theories present in this book.
I appreciate an honestly intrigued opinion which does not centre on Gnoticism.

Re: The author's inspiration.

Posted: 04 May 2019, 01:20
by sri varshini303041
Ferdinand_otieno wrote:
04 May 2019, 01:15
sri varshini303041 wrote:
04 May 2019, 01:11
The book holds some controversial theories but, I believe everyone should be given the chance to voice their opinions. There are always several perceptions of religious ideas and figures. Judas's character had so many good qualities but he was judged only by his grave mistake and his greed for wealth. Maybe, it was his destiny to betray Jesus, and we must accept that man's destiny has God's participation. I also must express, that I am not really convinced by the Gnostic theories present in this book.
I appreciate an honestly intrigued opinion which does not centre on Gnoticism.
Thank you.

Re: The author's inspiration.

Posted: 04 May 2019, 01:21
by Ferdinand_otieno
sri varshini303041 wrote:
04 May 2019, 01:20
Ferdinand_otieno wrote:
04 May 2019, 01:15
sri varshini303041 wrote:
04 May 2019, 01:11
The book holds some controversial theories but, I believe everyone should be given the chance to voice their opinions. There are always several perceptions of religious ideas and figures. Judas's character had so many good qualities but he was judged only by his grave mistake and his greed for wealth. Maybe, it was his destiny to betray Jesus, and we must accept that man's destiny has God's participation. I also must express, that I am not really convinced by the Gnostic theories present in this book.
I appreciate an honestly intrigued opinion which does not centre on Gnoticism.
Thank you.
Your welcome, and thanks for participating.

Re: The author's inspiration.

Posted: 04 May 2019, 09:17
by Sahansdal
Ellylion wrote:
03 May 2019, 14:43
The author is not the first one to start a controversial discussion addressing Gnostic beliefs. I guess Dan Brown made them a popular trend still years ago :)
I am no to be compared to Dan Brown. I hate that! He writes fiction. I'm interested in explaining in the best way possible what is really happening with the ancient texts and what the Church did.