Christ with Mary Magdalene

Who was Mary Magdalene?

Who was Mary Magdalene? This question has been asked many times before. A Pope in the Middle Ages proclaimed she was a prostitute.1 This slur still lingers around after more than 1,000 years. More recently she has become a cult figure as there is a lot of mystery surrounding her. She probably was the most important person in Jesus’ life. According to the Gospel she witnessed the crucifixion from the foot of the cross after the male disciples have fled. She was also the first to see the resurrected Jesus.

There has been speculation as to whether or not she was Jesus’ wife. The official position of the Church is that Jesus was, and still is, married to the Church. Jesus is referred to as the Bridegroom.2 He is also called Rabbi.3 Rabbis are married but Rabbi was not an official title in the time of Jesus. After the Crucifixion, Mary Magdalene went out to wash and anoint Jesus’ body.4 This was the duty of the family, most notably the wife.

A few Gospels that are not recognised by the Church suggest that Mary Magdalene may have been Jesus’ wife. The Gospel of Philip names her as Jesus’ companion5 and mentions that Jesus loved her more than the other disciples and kissed her often.6 The Gospel of Mary notes that Jesus loved her more than the other women.7

The Gospel of John states that Jesus had an intimate and loving relationship with God. It seems that he knew God personally and believed that he had eternal life and already existed at the beginning of the world. A central theme in Christianity is that God is love. There is an explanation for this. This universe could be a virtual reality created by an advanced humanoid civilisation to entertain someone we call God. And God could use avatars and appear like an ordinary human to us.

Mary Magdalene may have been an avatar of God. Jesus may have believed She that was the reincarnation of Eve and that he was the reincarnation of Adam. Mary Magdalene may have married Jesus after convincing him that he was her eternal husband. The first Christians may have believed that Adam was the son of Eve. That makes more sense than the rib story. And so, Adam, and therefore, Jesus are a son of God.

It may seem an odd suggestion, but the evidence is substantial. And it makes sense. An advanced humanoid civilisation may have created us for the entertainment of one of its members. So let us start with a joke to get you in the mood. If nothing happens by accident, then consider the song Gimme The Prize from Queen. Lyrics are copyrighted, and even quoting a few lines can get you into trouble, so you have to look them up, for instance, on the internet. Just type ‘Gimme The Prize Queen lyric’ in the search bar, and there you are.

Freddy Mercury had a good time, but he probably did not realise that he was part of a queer joke. The song indicates that the God of the coming kingdom is Queen. Some Christians believe that there are Satanic messages hidden in pop music. And Freddy was a colourful figure they may not like. And so, the joke may be on them too. It is possible to identify possible avatars of God in the Hebrew Bible too. It may not be a coincidence that God did Sarah’s bidding in family affairs and that disaster struck the countries of kings who tried to make Sarah their bride. Muhammad married his boss, Khadijah Bint Khuwaylid. Only after she died, he married other women. And avatars of God may have played a significant role in history.

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Featured image: Christ with Mary Magdalene, West Nave, Kilmore Church, Isle of Mull made by Stephen Adam. B. Galbraith. Victorian Web.

1. Who was Mary Magdalene? James Carrol (2006). Smithsonian. [link]
2. Matthew 9:15 [link], Luke 5:34 [link], Mark 2:19-20 [link]
3. Mark 10:51 [link], Matthew 26:49 [link], John 20:16 [link]
4. Mark 16:1 [link]
5. Gospel of Philip: There were three who always walked with the Lord: Mary, his mother, and her sister, and Magdalene, who was called his companion. His sister, his mother and his companion were each a Mary.
6. Gospel of Philip: And the companion of the saviour was Mary Magdalene. Christ loved Mary more than all the disciples, and used to kiss her often. The rest of the disciples were offended by it and expressed disapproval. They said to him, “Why do you love her more than all of us?” The Saviour answered and said to them, “Why do I not love you like her?”
7. Gospel of Mary: Peter said to Mary, “Sister we know that the Saviour loved you more than the rest of woman. Tell us the words of the Saviour which you remember which you know, but we do not, nor have we heard them”. Mary answered and said, “What is hidden from you I will proclaim to you”. And she began to speak to them these words: “I”, she said, “I saw the Lord in a vision and I said to Him, Lord I saw you today in a vision”.

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