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 bit of 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 was 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 Gospels state 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. Mary Magdalene could have been an avatar of God.
Jesus may have thought she was a reincarnation of Eve and that he was a reincarnation of Adam. Mary Magdalene may have married Jesus after convincing him that he was her eternal husband. Jesus may have believed that Eve was not made out of the rib of Adam but that Adam was born as a son of Eve so that Adam and therefore Jesus were a son of God. This can explain why Jesus thought that he had an eternal life and would return.
If this is all true, a lot has been done to obfuscate the truth as the evidence of the physical presence of God on Earth and Her marriage to Jesus have been erased. The Gospels mention no physical presence of God. It must have taken considerable time to commit such an extensive fraud and it probably has been perpetrated in phases. The Gospels in their current form have been written decades after Jesus left.
This gives rise to new questions. Still, the evidence, also in the official Gospels, is substantial, and even more importantly, it makes sense. The most plausible case for the existence of God is this universe being created by an advanced humanlike civilisation for entertainment of a specific individual. So let’s start out with a joke to get you in the mood. Nothing happens by accident as the licence plate on Franz Ferdinand’s car suggests. Consider the following lyric from Queen:
Here I am, I’m the master of your destiny,
I am the one the only one, I am the god of kingdom come
– Queen, Gimme The Prize
These lines come from the song Gimme The Prize sung by Queen. Freddy Mercury had a good time but he probably didn’t realise that he was becoming part of a queer joke. “I am the God of kingdom come,” became a line sung by Queen. Some Christians believe there are Satanic messages hidden in pop music. The joke may be on them too. That shouldn’t surprise us as we might just exist for entertainment.
It is possible to identify avatars of God in the Torah, the Jewish part of the Bible. The origins of Islam reveal a similar pattern. Muhammad married his boss Khadijah Bint Khuwaylid. Only after she died he married other women. Khadijah may have been an avatar of God like Mary Magdalene. And avatars of God may have played a significant role in history. This universe could be a simulation based on a real world.
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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”.