Sunday, September 9, 2007

Was Jesus gay?

"The late Morton Smith, of Columbia University reported in 1958 that he had found a fragment of a manuscript which at the Mar Saba monastery near Jerusalem. It contained the full text of Mark, chapter 10. Apparently the version that is in the Christian Scriptures is an edited version of the original. Additional verses allegedly formed part of the full version of Mark, and were inserted after verse 34. It discusses how a young man, naked but for a linen covering, expressed his love for Jesus and stayed with him at his place all night."

Religioustolerance.org
I've often thought that speculating on whether or not Jesus was gay was, well, speculative. However, gay or not, this article with pro et contra was quite interesting!

3 comments:

J.L. Hinman said...

Smith made up "secret mark." it's a forgery. come to my boards and aruge about it.

http://p085.ezboard.com/bhavetheologywillargue

J.L. Hinman said...

It is I, Metacrock

Strappado said...

As for the forgery, I'd also be skeptical, but there's more to the actual article than that.

This quote from Mark, for instance.
"14:51 And there followed him[Jesus] a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him:
14:52 And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked."

But gay or not gay is no big deal for me. I just enjoyed reading the pros & cons.