Jesus was always described to us as a man who never had any relationships with a woman. The writer of the “Last temptation” Nikos Kazantzakis (the movie was based on that book) was cursed by the church and was even forbidden to be buried in a cemetery, after his death. But when you read the bible as well as the apocryphal gospels you realize that what he wrote was far from fiction.
Jesus was not just sleeping with women, he was also taking money from them, and he was a strong supporter of contraception!
In Matthew 27:55-56 we read: “Many women were also there, looking from a distance; they had followed Jesus from Galilee and had provided for him. Among them were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.” In Luke 8:3 we read: “and Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their resources.”
In the gospel of Thomas we read: “…and Mariam-Salome asked the Lord: Master, when will the kingdom of Death come to an end? And Jesus answered: When all you women, make no more children.[...] And Salome asked again: So I did well, Master, not to make any children?… And Jesus answered: Eat from all the fruits, but do not eat from the fruit of sorrow (maternity)…” We also read: “And Salome said: Who are you, man? Who allowed you to get on my bed and to eat from my table? And Jesus said: I am the one, who was made, from the one, who is equal to you. It was given to me what it belongs to my father…”
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