Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Jesus Did Not Marry and Have Kids

MYTH
Jesus of Nazareth married and had children

The claim that Jesus married and had kids with Mary Magdalene is a lame conspiracy theory akin to the myths that the World Trade Center towers were demolished with explosives, that the Israeli Mossad executed 9/11, that reptilian humanoids rule the world, etc. Neither the Bible nor the uninspired Apocrypha lend any credence whatsoever to the claim that Jesus was married. Rabbinical law did not mandate Jesus being married; many Biblical prophets were celibate, e.g. Jeremiah, John the Baptist, etc. The Gnostic "Gospel" of Mary Magdalene does not realistically portray 1st-century Palestine, and is dated some time after A.D. 200. Gnostics used the Mary Madgalene pseudopigraphica as part of their strategy to overthrow apostolic authority, and to assert the Gnostic view that spiritual beings must come in male-female pairs. Lacking any theological, Biblical, or historical basis, this theory must be abandoned by serious thinkers.

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