Thursday, May 3, 2012 10:59:19 PM
Ah! Thanks @HiEv and @Angilion! You know, I've quarreled with both of you before, but I consider you to be nice guys! I`m glad the interwebs have made it possible for distant peoples to come together. Mushy = me!
Back to the topic at hand: YES! I for one believe Jesus was married, probably to Mary but possibly to Martha, and John 11 is one of the reasons why. IF MARY (and Martha) were sitting shiva (performing the death rituals) for Lazarus, they`d be forbidden to leave the house, yet Martha goes out to greet Jesus? The ONLY person a woman sitting shiva can go out to greet is her father OR her husband. #2: There was a Nazarine Ritual (Jesus of Nazareth, remember?) whereby a person was "dead and buried" and a "holy man" would "ressurect him" after 3 days (apx). Really, I don`t make this stuff up! Many of Jesus`s "miracles" have common sense explainations.