Millions on the planet are Christians who have held the belief that Jesus was not married, celibate even are about to be very upset to find that may not be the case.
Celibacy has been a celebrated part of the Christian faith, so much so that the Catholics demand celibacy from their priests based on this premise.
A couple of weeks ago the news burst on the western world that this premise may well be false – See Cat Among the Pigeons on Tomus Arcanum which tells the story of a small piece of papyrus where Jesus mentions “my wife.”
The original BBC story can be read directly.
Then today we have in the news…
‘Jesus wife’ documentary broadcast delayed amid doubts
A TV documentary about a 4th-Century papyrus fragment that makes reference to Jesus having a wife has been delayed amid doubts over its authenticity.
The Smithsonian Channel has pushed backed the broadcast to an unspecified date, while further tests on the Coptic script are carried out.
Scholars have questioned the fragment’s authenticity on grammar and lack of known archaeological provenance.
Christian tradition has long held that Jesus was unmarried. – BBC News
To me the doubters are obviously the pro-celibacy brigade whose myopic view should be discounted.
I have no problems if further tests are carried out.
But the notion that Jesus had a wife, Mary Magdalene was NOT a prostitute and that celibacy is a crock ‘o shit seems to tie in with what we know of Pope Constantine who removed certain books from the Bible that didn’t suit HIS view of religion, one of which could well have been the book of the 13th Apostle who could well have been Mary.
The religious around the world would be quaking in their boots, centuries of stoic belief are about to be uprooted, the resultant global mental backlash, should this be proven, would be catastrophic.
The credibility of the most revered institution on Earth of all times would crumble. The church would never recover. Oh sure, there would be those adherents who would consider it all some communist plot, but faith would literally be shaken for millions.
The powers don’t want the truth ever to be known. If you don’t have the church, you have no control over the people.
Is it no wonder the broadcast is delayed…..