Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Jesus Sightings, the Gospel of Thomas, and Homer Simpson

The recent rash of "Jesus sightings," well summarized here by Mark Goodacre, gives new meaning to this apocryphal saying of Jesus, found in the Gospel of Thomas (logion 77), and elsewhere: "Raise the stone and there thou shalt find me; cleave the wood, and there am I."

And of course that episode of the Simpsons, "Homer the Heretic," in which God, after appearing to Homer, says, "Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to appear on a tortilla in Mexico."

Who says Lent can't be fun?

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