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Translated legible text
not [to] me. My mother gave to me li[fe]
The disciples said to Jesus
deny. Mary is worthy of it
Jesus said to them, “My wife
she will be able to be my disciple
Let wicked people swell up
As for me, I dwell with her in order to
The Jesus in this Sahidic Coptic papyri written around 300AD had a wife. The article mentions certain experts who vouch for its
To me, this "Jesus" is undoubtedly the christian god. In all probability he was intimate with the referenced wife and raises the very real
possibility that he had, at least, one child.
The article also notes the Vatican tenet:
that the priesthood cannot be opened to women and married men because of the model set by
because, to me, obviously this ancient document contradicts this tradition.
I think this is evidence the Christian faith had been manipulated and distorted to suit someone's agenda. Even scholars agree that canon, which
contradicts itself innumerable times, has evident later editors.
Original and historic christianity would most probably be unrecognizable to modern Christians. In the same way, modern Christianity would be beyond
recognition to the historic Jesus imvho.
To me, this highlights the folly of religion and what it entails which is why I am no longer a fan of blind faith and fanaticism; especially one that
makes everyone else who doesn't share your beliefs wrong, evil, and condemned to hell.
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