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The mentor-acolyte motif is being investigated as a possible factor in the Boston bombings, while other trails are also followed. Did Jesus wear Chuck Taylors? Go ahead, Royals, marry a Catholic!

Categories: Culture

David Gibson

David Gibson

David Gibson is a national reporter for RNS and an award-winning religion journalist, author and filmmaker. He has written several books on Catholic topics. His latest book is on biblical artifacts: "Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery," which was also the basis of a popular CNN series.


  1. Who is Misha?

    An FBI or CIA recruiter/baiter?

    A Russian agent determined to get Chechnyans to cause an atrocity in the US so that the CIA would stop aiding Chechnyan and other Caucasus independence movements?

    An independent know-it-all nut and ignoramus?

    Misha taught the older brother to think of the Bible as a “cheap imitation” of the Koran. According to mainstream Islam the Koran is eternal, written before the creation of the world. Other holy books are lesser versions of the Koran and therefore share in the Koran’s holiness. They are lesser but not “cheap.” Misha’s supposed to be a red-bearded Armenian convert, which could be a Russian cover. Or a CIA cover.

    We may never know.

  2. Newspaper reporter worst job? I can think of many more repulsive and dirty jobs other than reporter. In fact, I hold most reporters in high regard, except, of course, any that work for Fox. But, then again, they’re not really reporters they are more like propangadist’s. Hey, get Alex Jones right on the story of the mentor guy, he’ll get to the bottom of it quickly and make lots more money selling another conspiracy theory.. With that, I’ll say-so long!

  3. PBR has become hip? Oh, man, I am REALLY a geezer!

    And yes, I, too, have the “worst job” in America, except I rarely write for ink-on-paper pubs anymore, alas.