Thursday, 6 March 2008
A storm of controvery has arisen over a newly published gospel, discovered recently in a cave in Jordan by a nondescript man sheltering from a sandstorm, but kept till now from the attention of the wider world. The controversy refers to a released passage where Jesus, irritated by having to explain a beautifully simple parable to his disciples, complains about being "saddled with a bunch of fucking eejits." The publishers insist the translation is accurate, defending the decision to release with the words: "This brings us closer to Jesus the man than ever before." Eejits was chosen as apparently being closest in subtle precision to the original.