One tiny point in favour of Dan Brown…Jesus was married?
Posted: 20 September 2012 11:40 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Read all about it.

The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife

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Posted: 21 September 2012 09:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Is this authentic??

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Posted: 21 September 2012 09:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Good question…haha!  smirk

Jennifer Stallone - 21 September 2012 09:29 AM

Is this authentic??

Read the FAQ, Question 2.

End conclusion there:

Thus, on the basis of the age of the papyrus, the placement and absorption of the ink on the page, the type of the handwriting, and the Coptic grammar and spelling, it was concluded that it is highly probable that the fragment is an ancient text. Although a final conclusion about the parchment’s authenticity remains open to further examination by colleagues and to further testing, especially of the chemical composition of the ink, these assurances were sufficient for work on the analysis and interpretation of the fragment to begin in earnest.

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Posted: 21 September 2012 07:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Unfortunately, “ancient” is not synonymous with genuine or even reliable. The term “Psuedepigraphica” is a polite term for documents which were known to be forgeries even in the days in which they were written.

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Posted: 21 September 2012 08:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Even if authentic, as Jon Stewart pointed out (with his usual comedic style, that I will not attempt to emulate) that incomplete sentences don’t constitute very good evidence. 

But it is fun to consider that Jesus could have been married.

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Posted: 21 September 2012 10:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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TimB - 21 September 2012 08:25 PM

But it is fun to consider that Jesus could have been married.

Yes, that’s probably the most we can get out of it, even if it is genuine.

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Posted: 25 September 2012 09:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Given the culture of that age and region, it would have been rather suspicious had he not been married.

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Posted: 25 September 2012 10:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I don’t have the link handy, but if you want to hear something that’ll make you wet your pants it’s so funny, google or youtube Sam Kinison, Jesus, wife.  He does a bit about what if Jesus had a wife. Just awesome.  I’ll give you a little bit I remember:

Jesus comes home from a long day of healing the sick, tending to the poor, etc.

Jesus’s wife: So “Saviour”, where’ve you been all day? I’ll bet you’ve been out drinking with your “disciples” huh.  I’ve been at home all day, sweeping the hut….

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Posted: 25 September 2012 02:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1A42I1pvv4

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Posted: 28 September 2012 03:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Alright people.  Turns out, the Jesus wife papyrus is a fake.  Move along, nothing to see here.

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Posted: 28 September 2012 04:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I knew it.  They were just trying to hide the fact that he was gay.  LOL

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Posted: 29 September 2012 06:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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The problem with the declaration that it’s a fake is that it came from the Vatican. They’re probably right, but I’d rather hear it from a more objective source.

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Posted: 29 September 2012 08:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Equal Opportunity Curmudgeon - 29 September 2012 06:39 AM

The problem with the declaration that it’s a fake is that it came from the Vatican. They’re probably right, but I’d rather hear it from a more objective source.

Yep.

But yes, it is a bit suspicious that such a text piece appears a few years after Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code.

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Posted: 30 September 2012 09:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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But yes, it is a bit suspicious that such a text piece appears a few years after Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code.

Might be nice if the fragment could at least be dated. If it’s a forgery, then we would know if it’s a recent contrivance or if it’s a fraud dating to the 4th century. (There was plenty of that going on!)

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Posted: 07 October 2012 08:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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I’ll be interested to hear what Geza Vermes has to say about it.

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