Very interesting…. I just watched Stigmata last night, where I first heard about The Gospel of Thomas. I tend not to keep up with happenings in the religious realm, and had not heard of it.
After doing a little research on the web, and reading various translations of what the Gospel of Thomas contained, I don’t understand the controversy. It seems very plausible that Jesus could’ve said the things that Thomas (or whoever wrote this Gospel) attributed to Jesus. Nothing is a huge departure from what the four accepted gospels attribute to Jesus.