Puff the Maverick Dragons

David Mills on Religious News That’s Not

Christian mavericks find affirmation in ancient heresies,” declared the Christian Science Monitor headline, in an article the newspaper’s PR department seems to have sent to the editors of religious publications. Gosh, what a surprise. The story was, as you might guess, about this year’s major media choice for The New Insight That Knocks Down Christianity Forever, the Gospel of Judas , though it took off from there.

For those who don’t know about Christian Science, the “Christian” in the newspaper’s title has nothing to do with Christianity, but is simply half the name of the gnostic religion invented by that crackpot and conwoman . . .

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