posted on Sep, 6 2004 @ 11:26 PM
Key word being 'MAN'. Jesus always proclaimed himself as being this... never did he utter the words 'I am the Son of God'. Sure, he claimed God
was his Father, but when speaking to the masses, it was 'I am the Son of Man'.
To me, this would say he had more 'humanity' than 'divinity'. Jesus could love (especially the children), he could hate (the tax collectors in
the temple), he sought revenge (Egyptian Gnostics, from his childhood), and he felt fear and doubt (the night in the garden), among more 'human
frailities'. The Book of Mary, for one example, even told of his love towards Mary of Magdaline (she who was most beloved of all the disciples).
To think Jesus did not love Mary as a man loves a woman is to deny what it is that makes us human. If Jesus was to save mankind, should he not know
all of what he was fighting for?
Yes, I am one of those who does believe Jesus wed Mary, and had children... apparently, the Knights Templar felt the same way.
(Oh, by the way, Mary of Mag was not the prostitute... that was a different woman. The ones resposible for organizing the Hebrew Bible grouped a few
different women together, in an attempt to discredit Mrs. Jesus).
Anyway, about the Grail...
I for one would think it is a cup or chalice. No one doubts that King Arthur's sword was actually a pen, or that Job's Coat of Many Colours was
actually a chameleon cloaking device. When dealing with ancient manuscripts, the writers took pains to describe what they saw, to the best of their
knowledge and didn't use metaphors... example being Ezekiel's Wheel (descriptive) compared to Genesis (metaphoric).
As to see if it truly gives eternal life, that's for the finder to discover.
I would like to partake in this research group, if it ever arises... but don't expect me to enter the cave guarded by the dreaded beast with great
fangs, unless, of course, you aquire a Holy Hand gernade (and the number of the count shall be three, not two, least ye count to three... four is way
*Hey, if an Indiana Jones refrence can be made, I can do this one as well!*