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stanleybmanly's avatar

There are those eager to pimp the lusty Jesus model. And others spinning theories of Jesus and his hooker. All of it is about as meaningful as disputes on the strength of Superman’s xray vision.

kritiper's avatar

Kinda looks that way. He WAS just a man, after all, and you know how they are!

chyna's avatar

No. Jesus was the only person on earth without sin.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Is romance sinful?

Zaku's avatar

You rightly included “supposed to”. By whom, for what purpose, etc?

Another place to apply analytical thinking would be to cultural meanings and assumptions around the words “romantically involved”, both for our own modern cultural filters, and on the cultural filters and agendas of the people who wrote the Bible, and on the Churches who have interpreted it since. Also one might consider the cultural and spiritual backgrounds of the historical people we’re talking about.

zenvelo's avatar

@chyna The Catholic Church would disagree with you on that point. Jesus’ mother Mary was also without sin.

rojo's avatar

Holy Mysogeny

“If Jesus is a normal human being and he’s sexual, that’s the real fear,” James Tabor, a biblical scholar at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the co-author of books about Jesus and his family, told NBC News. You can’t think of Jesus like that because he’s too holy.”

Jesus’ Marriage to Mary the Magdalene Is Fact, Not Fiction

One of the latest cases was the 2012 discovery of an Egyptian papyrus fragment, which some scholars believed to be the first explicit reference to Jesus being married. Although many claimed it was a forgery, according to the results of a carbon dating test released earlier this year, the so-called “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” could have originated as far back as the 8th century AD, shattering allegations that the fragment of paper had been produced more recently by fraudsters.

Only the Western church has said that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute. The Eastern church has always honored her as an apostle, noting her as the “apostle to the apostles,” based on the account of the Gospel of John which has Jesus calling her by name and telling her to give the news of his resurrection to the other disciples.

and how about

Was Jesus Married? A Religion Scholar Decodes the Clues

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Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

There are only two extra-biblical references to a Jesus living in Galilee at the time the Jesus of the N.T. was supposed to have lived, and they are sketchy at best. Neither are contemporaneous documents. Therefore, it is impossible for anyone to know this, so it is meaningless information suitable only for the kind of speculation that makes up adolescent chatter.

citizenearth's avatar

No. No strong, reliable evidence suggests it.

msh's avatar

Thank King James for cutting some greater books from his version. ( Women’s)
Try looking at the Dead Sea Scrolls for some interesting insights.
Remember- there were two branches of Christianity until the now more- current and accepted interpretation’s version of events – followers annihilated the second group out of existence.
A book written by a group of men, recorded from time periods way past the events. How do you believe things are going to be presented?
Dead Sea Scrolls.
Jesus was human.
There are no perfect humans.
No matter who your Dad or Third Circle may be.
It’s the messages.
Prophet’s Messages?
So many explanations to ponder and decide for one’s self.

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