Perhaps the other gospels are not saying that they alone were those who understood, but that what is told in those texts is actually what they understood about Jesus' message. I am not against a deeper understanding of Jesus' message. Life's experience and your personal connection to the spirit realm and the physical realm determines how you perceive the information. You can be with a group and develop a like mind of the group or you can find a group who is in like mind with you. Somehow, it is okay to find a group who is in like mind with you when you are talking about a sewing circle or a book club but then it is a problem when you are talking about a religious ritual or a political group. Who comes out and says that it is not okay for someone and maybe even others to identify with their own reality? Only those who can not identify. Anyhow, I don't agree with the Gospel of Judas not because it doesn't agree with the canonized gospels, but because of the cunnery that it displays in the relationship between Jesus and his disciples. Example shows that students generally do not pick up the very best of the lesson taught by the teacher if the teacher is insulting the level of learning. Not only that, the darkness and secrets therein doesn't promote Jesus as being 'the light of men' - as John described Jesus, and that is how I have identified with Jesus - as most other Christians have as well. I've always thought of the union between God and man is one of a spiritual nature. This world and this realm is made suitable for flesh and I don't think you can take flesh to the next. I don't question the thing about Jesus ascending in the flesh because maybe he did and I don't understand it. There are plenty of things going on that can not be explained in scientific method. But for that which can be explained, I don't think it should be denied. Just because it can be explained doesn't mean that it ceases to be a manifestation of the Divine. When it gets down to the breakdown, the finest element of our being is energy. I think energy is manifest as light. Light brings life. Those of us who are not manifest as light are confined to the darkness. I mean that literally and metaphorically. There is something in the lesson taught by Jesus that brings his followers closer to the light, that gives his followers life. The words of this Judas text is just full of darkness.