Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Jesus was married, papyrus shows

Natalie Wolchover (LiveScience.com, Sept. 29, 2012 via Yahoo! News)
Saint Mary Magdalene and famous husband (For all the Saints)
The money changers! (theatlantic.com)
A scrap of papyrus from the early Christian era that refers to Jesus having a wife has met with extreme skepticism since its unveiling 11 days ago. Many scholars have declared the so-called "Gospel of Jesus' Wife" a modern forgery -- one that probably postdates Dan Brown's 2003 novel, "The Da Vinci Code." Others say that conclusion is too hasty.
What are the experts' arguments for and against its authenticity? And will the world ever know for sure whether this dogma-defying artifact is real?
Jesus in India (netglimse
The torn, business card-size fragment found instant fame when Harvard historian Karen King announced its discovery last Tuesday (Sept. 18), because it bears the startling line: "Jesus said to them, 'My wife…'" The manuscript is written in Coptic, the language of early Christians living in Egypt. Although the beginning and end of each line of the manuscript are missing, it could be interpreted as a record of a conversation between Jesus and his disciples, in which the disciples tell Jesus: "Mary [Magdalene] is not worthy of it," and Jesus responds that his wife -- presumably Mary -- "will be able to be his disciple." More
Of course Rabbi Yesu was married
 Dhr. Seven and Amber Dorrian, Wisdom Quarterly (ANALYSIS)
Mr. and Mrs. C., Jesus and Magdalene (bluedolphinpublishing.com)
Jesus was a rabbi, and it is inconceivable that he was single as an elderly bachelor. He may have left his wife to travel to Kashmir, India in search of spiritual meaning and yogic powers. He nevertheless was wedded to someone.
The Gospels, most of them relegated to apocryphal status, knew it. Fortunately the Apocrypha is is available today. Why is so little "known" about the life of St. Issa (Jesus Christ)? It is not because it is unknown; it is because it was censored out of existence by the Council of Nicea and other early Christian forums that set out to standardize the story of a little carpenter saint who realized his divinity and made the great mistake of trying to help others realize theirs.
Indian guru (ambedkar.org)
(That simply could not be tolerated by temple authorities who to this day act as mediators between this world and worlds beyond. Shamans help us communicate with those worlds, whereas priests do all they can to prevent it. They are the wedge that ensures we remain squarely in this tinsel reality missing the profound super-reality all around. Jesus is one thing, but the Story of Jesus is quite another. Religious orthodoxy dictates that he be seen as God Almighty and nothing more. But we are God Almighty. That's blasphemy.
But that was his message. If Christians don't like it, take it up with Him at death. And he gained fame not because he was the first to say it, but because Jewish mystics made a mushroom cult about him -- according to eminent Christian scholar and language expert John M. Allegro. The story is blended with ancient myths mostly derived from Mithraism and the best the Vatican and Crusaders appropriated from around the globe and the world's spiritual traditions. And stories (gospels) spread about him all over the Western world. 
Jesus as White savior who loves White children (creepy-jesus)
There were more than 52 gospels. Prof. Elaine Pagels has done great work in bringing out those myths and histories. It is not Christians who clamor to hear it. So information about the real man (and godman, yogi, mystic) are of little interest and actually offensive to lovers of the Story of Jesus who adhere to an intolerant creed that adulterates biblical passages to make Jesus God (Brahma) and even GOD (Brahman), a angry and vengeful tribal god ready to smite all who oppose the acceptable story set out in the service of Constantine and those now regarded as the Church fathers. 
And even the fathers the Church is forced to recognize have their stories cut short when it goes afield beyond the standardized narrative that serves the state since imperial Roman times.

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