It's Good Friday. The day Jesus died. (Assuming Christianity is correct, of course) Hurrah. But amidst the celebrations, the easter eggs, we forgot one other person who died that day. The forgotten hero of the Gospel. Judas Iscariot, the traitor. The fact is, Judas was not, could not be a sinner. His crime of betraying Christ was written, at least allegedly in prophecy, and hence not a sin. He did not do so freely. His reasons were not that of personal greed, but love, however misguided, of his nation. 6 Dinars was not enough to betray anyone for money. Now, ask yourself where Christianity would be without Judas. We would be without the ressurection. We would be without the potent symbol of self sacrifice. We would be without the symbol of the cross itself. Christianity would be at most a minor cult, a small off-shoot of Judaism. Other religions like Islam may be in a similar condition. And remember, where Jesus just sacrificed his life for ours, and is rewarded by an eternity of rule in Heaven, Judas sacrificed his eternal life so Jesus could be raised up, and us with him. It is he who will suffer unjustly because of the need for a tool for God's great plan. It is his blood, his guilt, his loss of choice that heaven rests upon. So, if you are a Christian in this Easter, remember to offer a little prayer for Judas. The man who did evil for the good of mankind.