December 21, 2008

Mary Magdalene

Filed under: Christmas Time!,Decrees!,Estrogen,The Occasional Godliness — Katrina @ 11:01 pm

I hereby decree…

Mary Magdalene was not a prostitute!

It’s a sort of “common knowledge” tidbit about the Bible that gets circulated around. Everyone is all like “ooh, Mary Magdalene was a hooker and then she found Jesus and was changed.” It gets believed she was the woman they were throwing stones at when Jesus made his famous declaration that only he who is without sin may cast the first stone at her.

But if you actually read the passage in the Bible (it’s in Luke somewhere), you see the woman there is not named.

So where are you people getting this?

I mean, it makes for a bit of an inspiring little story that even this unclean whore could still rise up to being one of Jesus’s disciples, in an unofficial sense. Or his wife depending on who you ask. But that is just not what’s in the story, whether the canon gospels or the lost ones.

Hell, isn’t there enough made up shit in scripture as it is? Must we add to it?

2 Comments

  1. Here’s another bit of “common knowledge” that’s untrue. Luke 7:53-8:11, the passage about Jesus forgiving the woman who was “caught in adultery, (no mention of her being a prostitute was present, incidentally, is clearly not an original portion of the gospel of Luke, not being present in Codex Vaticanus or Codex Sinaiticus, the oldest and most reliable manuscripts, and having terminology and syntax vastly different from the rest of the Gospel. The same is true for Mark 16:9-20. (And verses 9 through 11 actually do concern Mary Magdalene, for that matter).

    What does this mean? It means that Agna > Fortress; that’s what it means. :p

    Comment by Agnapostate — December 23, 2008 @ 1:51 am

  2. No response?! :doitnow:

    Comment by Agnapostate — December 29, 2008 @ 1:07 am

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