Archive for September 19th, 2012

Take My Wife … Please

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

"Pssst. Who's the after-dinner speaker?"

Was Jesus married? There were some rumors swirling around yesterday but a Church spokesperson was quoted as saying, “Maybe – but don’t get any ideas about ordaining women, buddy.”

The Bible doesn’t really say anything one way or the other about Jesus’ wife but this certainly brings up a lot of questions. For example, how did the woman get along with her Father-in-law? Did the Christs ever argue or send Christmas cards? Did they have cute nicknames for each other?

Anyway, all this started with a Harvard Divinity School professor. She (well, of course it was a ‘she’) was given a piece of ancient paper written in Coptic (Egyptian Christian.) She’s calling it “The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife.” In her interpretation, Jesus  talks about a woman and refers to her as his wife – not “My Better Half” nor “My Ball and Chain” nor “My Old Lady” – his WIFE.

Of course this is going to rankle fundamentalist Christians who don’t like to hear “their Bible” questioned. I think they should be happy.  Many people, including the guy who cuts my hair, believe Jesus was gay.