The attachment is my comment on an article published in the ‘SATHYADEEPAM’ Malayalam weekly dated 25-11-2009, based on a statement of the then Pope with regard to the relationship of the Artists and the Church. It is given here mainly to show how people are interpreting wrongly without understanding the purpose and circumstances particularly with reference to Judas Iscariot in continuation to my earlier post. The published matter is roughly translated as follows: “
The statement of the Holy Father was
not with reference to the Church Construction. On the contrary it was made when
he was addressing the Artists. Hence it cannot be taken as justifying the extravaganza
on the church construction of the medieval period also known as dark ages. Those
churches are standing today as museums rather than churches.
Similarly another extravaganza event in the Bible, ‘He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief. He carried the money bag and would help himself from it’ was not told by Jesus. But it is only a remark of the Gospel writer John. What Jesus told was, ‘Leave her alone! Let her keep what she has for the day of my burial’ and not made any comment against Judas Iscariot. On the contrary there is no such mention about Judas Iscariot in the Gospels of Mathew and Mark who also described the same incident.