A Harvard professor has discovered something that is causing uproar in the religious community; a new scroll that suggests Jesus had a wife. And better yet, the scroll suggests that his wife was Mary, who FYI for you non-religious folks was Jesus’ mom. Maybe that’s why they call Jerusalem “The Biblical Tennessee.” Fox News elaborates:
Karen King, an expert in the history of Christianity, said the text contains a dialogue in which Jesus refers to "my wife," whom he identifies as Mary. King says the fragment of Coptic script is a copy of a gospel, probably written in Greek in the second century.
Christian tradition has long held that Jesus was unmarried even though there was no reliable historical evidence to support that, King said. The new gospel, she said, "tells us that the whole question only came up as part of vociferous debates about sexuality and marriage."
Before everyone jumps to conclusions, I should point out that this type of language was once used to refer to your faith, so even if the scroll is legitimate, Jesus could be referencing his “marriage” to Christianity. Either way, it’s strange. I never really thought about this before, but most people who worship Jesus also support marriage and family values. Yet they hold these beliefs knowing that Jesus was unmarried, had no children, and grew up with separated parents. So how did they come to this idea that family was the core of religion, when their savior was a swinging bachelor? It's like if everyone in the ASPCA worshipped Michael Vick. That's a statement on the contradiction between followers and their idol, by the way. I'm not trying to imply that Jesus was anything like Michael Vick. After all, Jesus was a much better pocket passer.