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What are the fringe theories around Jesus Christ? Show more Show less
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For the two billion Christians worldwide, Jesus of Nazareth is the son of God - a first century messiah who performed miracles before being crucified to atone for the sins of mankind. However, some claim that Jesus was something else entirely, and have developed conspiracy theories claiming he was anything from a hypocrite to an alien. Who, or what, was Jesus?

Christ was a family man Show more Show less

Contrary to popular belief, Jesus enjoyed romantic relationships and fathered children.
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The Holy Grail is Mary Magdalene's womb

The mysterious piece of treasure rumoured to have miraculous healing properties is a euphemism for Mary's womb.
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Context

In the fall of 2014, an article was written about a document reported to be 1,500 years old that was unearthed in the British Library. This document, known as "The Lost Gospel", was translated by Professor Barrie Wilson and writer Simcha Jacobovic from Aramaic to English. "The Lost Gospel", according to Wilson and Jacobovic, reveals that Jesus had married Mary Magdalene and fathered two children with her. [1]

The Argument

The story of the Holy Grail can be traced back to Arthurian legends. These legends were coded with information refering to the bloodline of Jesus Christ. The legends of the Holy Grail are centered around the idea that Jesus was royalty and had fathered several children. In the various legends, the Holy Grail can take on many different forms as an object; these objects include a cup and a dish. However, there is significant doubt that the Holy Grail is a cup because it has never been used in a way to represent a vessel. Many believe that this is because in the painting of 'The Last Supper' the cup is absent in the painting. This suggests that Davinci knew the true history and that was why Mary Magdalene was included in the painting instead. [2] In legends when the Holy Grail is refered to as a bowl, it is being used to symbolize not just Mary Magdalene's womb caring on the the bloodline of Christ but it also represents the boat that Mary took to escape to France. According to legend, the boat that Mary Magdalene escaped in didn't have oars or a mast. This meant was that the boat was oval shaped and that there were no men on the boat as an oval shaped boat was largely associated with women. The meaning behind the Holy Grail is largely feminine and shaped in a V-shape or a chalice. [2] The legend is further expanded with the belief that Mary Magdalene was associated with the Knights Templar. The Knights Templar were said to have originated in Jerusalem and it was reported that Mary Magdalene had begun her association with the Knights Templar while she was still in Jerusalem herself. Mary Magdalene continued this assocation and travled with the Templars to Egypt and the English village of Glastonbury with the Holy Grail. The story of Mary Magdalene being trained as one of the Templars has helped furthered the idea that the Holy Grail was not a physical golden chalice but was instead Mary Magdalene herself with her womb as the "golden chalice." [3]

Counter arguments

The fact that Mary Magdalene was painted into da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' is not symbolic of anything. Da Vinci simply wanted to paint a female version of John the Baptist to distinguish John as Christ's youngest disciple. Making Mary Magdalene as Jesus's wife and as symbolic imagery for the Holy Grail as the womb for Christ's children underminds her role as an independent woman who was spiritual enough to understand the mind of Jesus Christ without being his wife. To sexualize Mary Madgalene also underminds her role as simply a devout follwer of Christ; books such as 'Holy Grail' and 'The Da Vinci Code' help create a mythology around real figures and tarnishes there real accomplishments. [4]

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Rejecting the premises

References

  1. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/jesus-married-mary-magdalene-and-had-children-according-to-ancient-manuscript-9849839.html
  2. https://secretsoftheserpent.com/2017/04/14/the-holy-grail/
  3. https://www.vanessalamorte.com/memoir/marymagdalene
  4. https://www.usnews.com/news/religion/articles/2008/01/25/fact-and-fiction-in-the-da-vinci-code

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