Originally posted by whodey
Mo usually throws in some bizzare contradictions to the Bibilcal text.
An example is about Jesus. According to the book of Mo, Jesus went to the cross and then Allah replaced him with some other poor sap to die in his stead.
I'm sure Mo tinkered with the story in some way like that.
It's just as valid a tale as the bible one. I like the the one I read in a book called 'Jesus lived in India"
In this scenario JC didn't die on the cross, but his buddies paid off the guards at the cross, and they cut him down, in very bad shape for sure but lathered him up with healing herbs (that IS in the bible) the idea being you wouldn't cover a body with Aloe and such if the dude was still alive. So three days later, he recovered well enough to get his act together and make a great comeback where the rest of the tribe didn't know about the bribes that got him off the cross WAY early, and JC, knowing it would not be kosher for him to be discovered by the Romans, hit the Silk Road and founded a few monasteries along the way (which the founders were never found) and he made his way to Kashmir in India/Pakistan and there is a grave there with half moon marks on hands and feet but we (western archaeologists) cannot get access because of the fighting going on in Kashmir, unsafe for ANYONE there. So his grave may actually be there. The only bad news about that is the one person who did look at the grave and took pictures said any bones inside would probably have corroded to dust long ago because of the water clearly around the stone casket.
That story makes MUCH more sense to me since NOBODY has ever done the resurrection deal since then and the whole story makes a LOT more sense in that light.
Among other things, it makes the Islam account of JC more correct than the Jewish/Christian one.