Monday, May 14, 2007
DUQUETTE TRUMPS BROWN ?
Chief mucky-muck of the Ordo Templi Orientis, an occult fraternity, Lon Milo Duquette has written a book about Jesus. This one makes Dan Brown's version look almost tame:
Just when we thought Anna Nicole Smith would dominate the news, she, her baby and her boyfriends began to fade from view. Jesus, who has more staying power, was waiting in the wings, so to speak, the subject of yet another discovery: A cluster of ossuaries (bone repositories) in Jerusalem that seemed to have his name and those of his wife and son. The media made much of this, along with skepticism by several biblical archaeologists.
"The Da Vinci Code" of 2003 began this process of questioning New Testament doctrine by means of a colorful narrative. It was followed by the discovery of the presumed ossuary of Jesus' half brother, James, and books variously asserting that Jesus married Mary Magdalene, sired a son or asked Judas to betray him.
Now comes Lon Milo DuQuette's "Accidental Christ," a novel with yet another approach. This story is told by Jesus' elderly Uncle Clopas, and a gripping tale it is. The thesis is that a group developed The Plan to replace King Herod's heir, Antipas, with a descendant of the legendary King David. They have been looking for the perfect candidate. Because Jesus' father is a Davidian and his mother, Mary, is from the house of Saul, he's that candidate. The Plan's emissary, who calls on Jesus in Alexandria, says, "You, my young friend, are the David of your generation. Do you not see? For all intents and purposes your blood makes you King of the Jews."
Read the rest of the fabrication...
I doubt that even Lon Milo DuQuette believes there is a semblance of truth in this story. Did you hear a chuckle as you opened the website, given in anticipation of profits and Christian outrage?