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Jesus Had a Wife?

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Rex, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. PRlady

    PRlady flipflack

    Well, yes, if you're a non-believer. If you're a believer, it was all supposed to happen -- although there are so many versions of Christianity it's hard to discern what "it" is.l
  2. cruisin

    cruisin Banned Member

    I would venture to say that he would not have expected the hate that religion creates. In spite of his own crucifixion.
  3. snoopy

    snoopy Team St. Petersburg

    I suspect the work of Jesus may be like what some people say about Shakespeare. Other people helped to embellish it. That is obvious in some respects as he had twelve apostles and Paul, but even some of the ideas were IMO likely developed by others and stemmed in part from earlier myths. Christmas and virgin births, for example. But also the philosophy. Not to dissimilar to the US bill of rights and the founding fathers.

    The particular genius of Jesus or the Jesus story, IMO, is tearing down the concept of other. I know people say all religions have a do unto others clause but I think the gospels take it to a whole new level really not seen in other major religions. The best things from Christians stem from this seed of thought and the worst things come from when they blatantly ignore it.

    Oh, and if I were going to write somebody out of the script, it would be Paul. But unfortunately, nobody ever says he didn't exist.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2012
  4. MacMadame

    MacMadame Cat Lady-in-Training

    By definition, if we don't notice or recognize, it's not completely obvious.

    I don't know enough about those two figures to have an opinion.
  5. MacMadame

    MacMadame Cat Lady-in-Training

    Except there aren't any written works that are attributed directly to Jesus. So he's not like Shakespeare because no one says that he wrote anything in the Bible.
  6. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

    How about Socrates? Was he a real person, or a character in works written by Plato?
  7. skipaway

    skipaway Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Sep 22, 2012
  8. MacMadame

    MacMadame Cat Lady-in-Training

    Heck, what about Plato? :D
  9. BlueRidge

    BlueRidge AYS's snark-sponge

  10. numbers123

    numbers123 Well-Known Member

    And we all know that the Vatican has no vested interest in this :p