From the Daily Mail, “New Testament scholar Professor Francis Watson of Durham University says the fragment, which caused an international sensation this week, is a collage of texts from the Gospel of Thomas, copied and reassembled out of order.”
The low level of journalism here, however, is appallingly low:
If genuine, the document casts doubt on a centuries old official representation of Magdalene as a repentant whore and overturns the Christian ideal of sexual abstinence.
Non-sequiturs on all counts. And a fourth-century fragment “overturns” the ideal of sexual abstinence? Give me a break.