The Rauschmonstrum & Judas

This post originally appears as a chapter in my book The Gospel of the Rauschmonstrum.

Now the feast of unleavened bread, which is called the Passover, was approaching. The chief priests and the scribes sought how they might put Jesus to death, for they feared the people who believed in him.

The Rauschmonstrum decided Judas was to be the vessel for the demise of Jesus. The Rauschmonstrum had watched Judas ever since Jesus’ anointing in Bethany by Mary, and it was clear Judas believed less and less in the words and deeds of the Nazarene with every passing day.

And so, the Rauschmonstrum took the form of an angel and appeared before Judas in the middle of the night.

When Judas saw what appeared to be an angel, he fell to his knees and prayed.

“Judas, I am appearing before you now, for you are the most righteous of the disciples of the man known as Jesus.”

“Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am not worthy.” Judas trembled a great deal; not something the Rauschmonstrum could fault him for given the circumstances.

“Judas, unfortunately the man known as Jesus is not who is says he is.”

“He isn’t? I suspected as much.”

“He is something quite darker.”

“Is he the Beelzebub?”

“Not quite, but one of his underlings. He must be stopped.”

“Oh Lord, oh God! Why do you tell me this? What must I do?”

“I am going to tell you what to do. Now, listen very carefully…”

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