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Only Bitter Americans Will Take Offense at this…

From Foxnews.com:

In his upcoming biography of Jesus, “Basic Instinct” director Paul Verhoeven will make the shocking claim that Christ probably was the son of Mary and a Roman soldier who raped her during the Jewish uprising in Galilee, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Verhoeven also writes that Christ was not betrayed by Judas Iscariot, one of the 12 original apostles of Jesus, as the New Testament states.

The 69-year-old Dutch-born director, best known for directing the famous Sharon Stone crotch scene in “Basic Instinct” and who also directed “Showgirls,” starring Elizabeth Berkley in one of the most panned films of the ’90s, claims he and co-biographer Rob van Scheers have written the most realistic portrayal of Jesus ever published.

Update: Emails like this flooding in:

Hi Jonah-

I’m sure I’m about the eight-millionth person to note that

Verhoeven’s idea about Jesus’ parentage is nothing new–Monty Python

scooped him in 1979!

I probably better not spend the rest of the day digging through You

Tube for the clip…