More on the Codex Gigas – The National Geographic has lost it's mind

First, from last year, here. I didn’t catch it when it first aired, but I am watching it now. The National Geographic has really gone far and wide to lose credibility here. Here is the first part:

Like Dr. West, it’s ‘goofy rubbish.’ My eyes have rolled so much since the show started that my head hurts. Really? The devil made a deal with the monk to create a bible with ‘all of human knowledge’ in one night to make sure the monk didn’t get kicked out?

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15 Replies to “More on the Codex Gigas – The National Geographic has lost it's mind”

  1. It seems that National Geographic has combined science with folk tales and sensationalism. Not a very endearing combination.

  2. Please pardon my jumping in here with a comment as I am not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ nor any specific denomination. I am a spiritual person, however, and I do respect your your faith and your perspective. I’m only commenting because I feel passionately about the topic, however, and I felt I could add something constructive.  🙂
    Polycarp is correct in that they disproved the folk tales and indicated that it was written by a monk who chose to do it as a demonstration of his faith and dedication to God. In this sense, I feel National Geographic did a great job in debunking the ‘paranormal’ hype around the work, thus trying to cut throught the sensationalism. I do admit they did promote the show with much sensationalism, which is unfortunate considering its scientific content.
    I can understand your distaste for the book’s content as accurately reflecting the beliefs of Christianity (at least the modern mainstream). However, as they first indicated, but later didn’t mention (unwisely), the codex was probably written by a member of an old, unique Christian/Catholic sect with different ideas regarding the books of the Bible and the other documents included in the codex.
    Anyway, those are my thoughts on the show. Feel free to disagree, I’m open to other points of view.  🙂
    John

    1. ‘Real’ in the sense that a community used it. It is most likely, however, Gnostic myth meant to use the story of Judas as a promotion of the Gnostic myth of matter=bad

  3. Actually, i saw no folklore whatsoever, they are trying to find out who wrote a book that has been a wonder to the world. I think sensationalism is the motive for why these people wanted to solve mysteries to the book in the first place.

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