Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Was Lamb was based on legendary events?

I guess Christopher Moore's Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal isn't as far fetched as one would think - it just should have been titled "...Isukuri, Christ's Brother".
Christ in Japan
15 December 2004
In an alternate ending to Jesus' life, the son of God escaped the Romans, fled across Asia, and settled in the mountains of Northern Japan, where he married, had kids, and died at the age of 106. The Independent's David McNeill reports on local legend in the Japanese town of Shingo, that Jesus Christ was really a garlic farmer named Daitenku Taro Jurai...
"In the Bible version of The Greatest Story Ever Told, Jesus Christ was crucified at Calvary and rose from the dead three days later to save mankind from sin. Not so, says local legend in Shingo; that was his brother Isukuri. In reality, Christ escaped the clutches of the Romans, fled across land carrying his brother's severed ear and a lock of hair from the Virgin Mary and settled down to life in exile in the snowy isolation of Northern Japan."

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