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Harvard historian: Ancient papyrus refers to Jesus' wife

• Terrence Aym
The debate rages on within religious historian circles that Jesus of Nazareth may have had a wife. The latest to stake a claim that the revered founder of Christianity might not have been celibate or single is well-respected historian and scholar of Harvard Divinity School, Dr. Karen L. King.

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Comment by George Voit
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I expect that the theme of their next religious attack to “undermine” the Christian Faith, is about the Infidelity of your mother. They will tell you that you and the other offspring of your age are the children of God because God raped your promiscuous mothers who are more flirtatious than Mary Magdalene, thus giving birth to bastards like you.

Won’t that be as sensational as Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code? Unless of course Terrence Aym will sue you for infringement of copyright to such “exclusive” anti-Christ stories!

Kick that receptacle to me … I might puke.

Comment by Joseph Vanderville
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The words "At lease" in my comment below should read At least ...

Comment by panocha
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This editorial incompetence is intolerable!

JV, you are doing the job of the editor for this website.

What is editor Powell Gammil doing? This is supposed to be his job, explaining to the readers of, what this “papyrous” story attacking Christian belief of Jesus Christ as God [the Son of God] is all about.

This supposed-to-be-editor of is either so unknowledgeable of about almost anything, or just plain lazy; he is either not just an atheist or agnostic but also a Libertarian extremist hating that much the State, the Government and Christ [an embarrassment of reasonable Libertarians] that he would publish anything demonizing any of these universal institutions without at least checking and balancing the facts first before devastating stories like this get printed.

To Publisher Ernest Hancock… I am not referring to “censoring” a make-believe story like this one so shocking to us millions of Christians around the world but to “balancing” the report at least with the editor’s “fair” and “knowledgeable” comment as the editorial steward of this website that used to be very popular but now no longer attracts intellectuals that used to patronize, because of this editorial incompetence.

You see, for the editor just being angry at something and angry but reasonable are two different things. But being unreasonable because you are angry, is neither tolerable nor acceptable in editorial management. Public interest gets whacked, and it also hurts deeply the publication in the eyes of the public.

Comment by Joseph Vanderville
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BE VERY CAREFUL IN READING THIS REPORT … you might end up in Disneyland hating your fairy’s wheel ride.

This “warning” maybe elongated, but it was meant to be, in order to be more protective once thoroughly understood.

At lease you must have a fundamental understanding of what DELUSIONAL FANTASY means which is similar to OBESSION, a fixation to intangibles, i.e., ideas, ideologies, beliefs, and the like. This is what this headlined story is all about.

Stories that undermine Christianity usually come from Atheists and Agnostics. Atheists do not believe God exists, Agnostics do not necessarily believe that God does not exist, it is just that their uncertain mind is torn in-between -- whether or not there is God, cannot be proven.

I have a ball in graduate school enjoying this academic course, specifically in defending my Thesis on Theology as a “selective” requirement to Ph. D. when I explored the mystery of what I described in my academic paper as The Religious Realm: The Third Dimension of Reality [the title of my dissertation].

But I will not bring you there. That’s a long, long way for you to time-travel on. It took me a semester [about six months of investigations, interviews, researches and surveys] to get into that point of discovering this philosophical reality in the third dimension of the mystics, of spiritualists and spiritualism, and of religious shamanism of the mysterious Far East, especially prevalent in the Northern Asian Region. It was a study of various religions conducted in defense of Christianity in general, and of the Catholic Church in particular.

“Papyrologists” and scholars already debunked the “papyrus” evidence atheists and agnostic presented in this story that you are now reading as a “forgery”. Wolf-Peter Funk, a “Coptic linguist”, declared: "I would say it's a forgery. The script doesn't look authentic… There are thousands of scraps of papyrus where you find crazy things. It can be anything."

Anyway, that is a tiny piece of concern. Unbelievers always do it most of the time. It is the persistence, and the weirder it becomes, that erodes or gnaws at the foundation of the whole Christian Faith, with such macabre expectation that it would one day collapse.

The author, Terrence Aym, and The New York Times published this reported “forgery”. Judging from what they are doing, both are “agnostics”. Aym’s “fixation” on the mysterious, he admits, drives him crazy.

For instance, this author admitted in several interviews that he does not write about what is “true” or “factual”, only about what is “mysterious” that entertains the public, which at the same time gives him “pleasure”. His recent book “Mysteries of the Multiverse” is on sale at Amazon. He published this story that you are reading now obviously to drum up attention to purchase his book. This shouldn’t fool you.

Furthermore, what Aym reported in this story is no different from Dan Brown’s religious mystery -- The Da Vinci Code -- which probably most of you have read in his novel or already seen in the movie.

In Brown’s condemned tale of Christ’s libido and sexual prowess [The “Code” was banned in many Christian countries] Brown fancied this scenario that the Royalties of Europe were descendants of Jesus Christ’s immoral escapades with several women during his time, particularly his alleged cohabitation with Mary Magdalene that gave birth to several illegitimate children.

I want you to know – if you have not yet known -- that Christians all over the world upchucked or puked with revulsion reading and viewing this mysterious Da Vinci Code -- Brown’s agnostic Magnum Opus Dei. It doesn’t matter whether you are a religious historian or a cryptic authoritarian.

You must also have at least a background of what The New York Times – as a newspaper of “mysterious” stories -- is all about. It is a newspaper that thinks like Terrence Ayms. It publishes only what is “mysterious” and entertaining, it does not necessarily publishes the truth of any event or occurrence or about a person or thing.. It’s motto is to publish “All the News That’s Fit to Print” – meaning anything that catches attention and brings in revenue.

In the annals of newspaper lawsuits ever recorded in the history of the United States, The New York Times is a battle-scared rogue and rooter litigant – it is either suing or being sued all the time. It is either delusional or just sensational.

A delusion is similarly defined as an obsession to anything mysterious. To quote some of my latest findings in academic research, delusional fantasy or obsession “is a fixed false belief and is used in everyday language to describe a belief that is either false, fanciful or derived from deception.

“In psychiatry, the definition is necessarily more precise and implies that the belief is pathological (the result of an illness or illness process).”

This discovery has a particular diagnostic importance in the study of psychotic disorder, especially schizophrenia.

What you are now reading in this Aym’s report may be symptomatic of any of these psychotic disorders. It should not be taken lightly as merely a form of “propaganda”, although most of the stories appearing in this website are. The seriousness of it transcends your human expectation.

That’s why I warn you to be very careful in reading this report.