We do not criticize prophets of God. If Jesus selected them as his chosen disciples, there must be something in them.<quoted text>
Thanks for the info.
Even the other gospels also show that Peter was a fool. However, Peter was not the only one. Thomas and Philip were also fools.
We don't know much about all others. Neither does the Church nor Christianity. However, I am sure that the rest of the bunch were also fools.
To me, it appears that the biblical Jesus picked men, who were in their late teens and early twenties. I do not think there was any mature person among the twelve.
So why should we assume something bad about them unless there is something in record.
I think there was some "some intentional downgrading" by the Gospel writers (after so many years of Jesus leaving the world) so that the status of that Super Apostle be raised!!
This is my hunch and Allah knows the Best.