I've been thinking about Judas and Christ lately. You know who I'm talking about, Judas Iscariot, the guy who was supposedly responsible for betraying Christ to the Roman crucifiers. All of a sudden, we find out that Christ was betrayed by a character that was never even developed. Who was this guy? Aside from that horrendous last name that conjures up all kinds of worm like pictures, we have no idea about what he was like at all.
You'd think that Christ might have at least given us a clue as to what this scumbag was about before we got to the punchline, wouldn't you? Were there any indications that he was not to be trusted? Come on, tell us what we should be looking for.
Sometimes the Bible can be so cryptic. You have to figure these things out on your own through an inductive reasoning process. Personally, I see the New Testament as a guide to make you think about things through a Christian perspective.
This is from that horrible source, Wikipedia, but it suits my purposes for now, so I'll defer. "If Jesus foresees Judas' betrayal, then it may be argued that Judas has no free will and cannot avoid betraying Jesus. If Judas cannot control his betrayal of Jesus, then he is not morally responsible for his actions." I'm not very big on this theory as far as the reasoning, BUT...it does allow me to formulate my own theory according to it.
It may just be that there really is no such thing as betrayal, although it's used as a way to describe when someone that you've trusted shows some kind of disloyalty, and it's a form of deception. If someone that you've trusted enough to call a friend or lover would betray you, then that person was not worthy of your trust to begin with. If you had really known them, you would have realized that they were not someone to befriend in the first place. It was really only a wrong perception on your part of what you THOUGHT they were. It is not what they really are. The person that you thought they were doesn't even exist. . . You've really only deceived yourself. You can't be betrayed by someone who doesn't exist.