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September 19th, 2012
06:05 PM ET

5 questions and answers about Jesus' 'wife'

By Eric Marrapodi, Co-Editor CNN's Belief Blog
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(CNN) - Since the news broke Tuesday about a scrap of papyrus containing the line in Coptic, "Jesus said, 'My wife..' " questions have rocketed across the world about what this means.

We put many of the big questions to leading scholars, pastors and people in the pews to find the answers.

1. Why is this just surfacing now?

The papyrus fragment is thought by Harvard Divinity School Professor Karen King to be from the 4th century but could be a copy of an early gospel from the 2nd century. King said a dealer, who wishes to remain anonymous, brought the fragment to her to be translated and analyzed in 2011. The New York Times reported the dealer hopes to give the fragment to Harvard if they buy a large portion of his collection.

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On Tuesday, King presented her findings on the fragment to a conference on Coptic texts held in Rome once every four years.

In some ways, texts like this are not uncommon.

Elaine Pagels, a professor from Princeton University who is an expert on gnostic writings such as this one, noted to CNN, "You can find boxes filled with Coptic fragments." But what makes this one significant is for the first time, it explicitly has Jesus referring to "my wife."

King posits it may have come from a complete gospel she and her research partners have dubbed "the Gospel of Jesus' Wife." If that were true, Pagels said "that could make the fragment much more valuable if it were part of a gospel, but we don’t know that.”

2. How do they know this isn't a fake?

Authenticating documents is equal parts art and science. What researchers are trying to rule out is if this is a modern forgery. To do that, they look at a variety of aspects, including the age of the paper, the chemical composition of the ink and text itself. The authentication won't confirm whether the text is true but only whether the physical item is true to the time frame researchers think it is.

The document was examined by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. Roger Bagnall, the institute's director and an expert on papyrus, examined it and determined it to be authentic, he confirmed to CNN. Ariel Shisha-Halevy, professor of linguistics at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, was asked to examine the authenticity, according to King. Shisha-Halevy said that based on the language and grammar, it was authentic.

Chemical tests on the ink are pending, King noted in a draft of her work set to be published in January in a peer reviewed journal.

Some experts in the field, including Pagels, suggest the fragment contains too little to be faked, suggesting that a forger would have included much more in the document to try and raise the value.

“We have to have more information about the fragment," said Douglas A. Campbell, an associate professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School. He points to recent history when discoveries turned out to be fakes. “The academic community has been badly burned,” he said, adding that there is still much to be learned about the provenance of the document, "the history of where it came from and how they got it.”

“The anonymous donor thing is very problematic,” he said.

3. Does this prove Jesus was really married?

Short answer: No.

King herself was quick to point out in interviews that this piece of papyrus does not prove that Jesus was married. "This fragment, this new piece of papyrus evidence, does not prove that (Jesus) was married, nor does it prove that he was not married. The earliest reliable historical tradition is completely silent on that. So we're in the same position we were before it was found. We don't know if he was married or not," King said in a conference call with reporters.

The early consensus of other scholars we spoke to about this agree this document does not prove Jesus was married.

"Let's not neglect the fact this was written 300 years after Jesus' death," Hellen Mardaga, an assistant professor of New Testament at The Catholic University of America, told CNN. Mardaga says "the text may be real and not a forgery, but that doesn’t mean it belongs in with the Gospels.”

There is nothing in the Gospel accounts in the Bible and the earliest Christian tradition that speaks to Jesus being married.

"This is an aberration; this is something totally outside of any biblical tradition," said Jerry Pattengale, the executive director of the Green Scholars Initiative, which helps oversee one of the largest private collections of biblical antiquities.

"We know that tradition, or anything passed down, has a huge story to tell and there is a lot that can be learned from tradition that is linked to history. There is just no solid tradition for Jesus being married, so this is certainly an aberration and an important find," he said.

4. Would Jesus being married change Christianity?

Yes. Probably. But we'll never know for sure (see above).

Without getting too into the weeds theologically, it raises lots of interesting questions about how Jesus lived on Earth and what is not known about his life. For married couples, it also adds a healthy doses of mirth to the idea of being married to someone fully human and fully God, as the Christian creeds say Jesus was.

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"Had Jesus had a wife, I have no doubt he would would have treated her with the same dignity, respect and affection with which he treated his female disciples like Mary Magdalene, Mary of Bethany and Martha," Christian author Rachel Held Evans said when we asked her about this.

"Though I confess I think it would be a little unfair for a woman to be married to God incarnate. Kinda makes it tough to win an argument," she joked. "On the plus side, he turns water into wine ... which would be nice!"

5. So can Catholic priests get married now ?

This discovery brought the issue of Catholic clergy and celibacy to the forefront and got a lot of people wondering whether this would prompt the church to shift on this issue.

“At the time this (fragment) was written, we had a married clergy," pointed out Rev. Tom Reese, a senior fellow at Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University.

Reese said this discovery won't change Catholic teaching on the marital status of Catholic clergy.
"It has nothing to do with whether we have a married clergy or not. For the first thousand years, we had a married clergy. For the last thousand years, we’ve had a celibate clergy."

The celibacy requirement is based on church law, not doctrine, which is the core, unchanging beliefs of the faith. "The church can change this rule whenever it decides to change the law," he said.

For Reese, the Coptic papyrus fragment does not hold great weight for the future of the Catholic clergy.

"This is a nice academic footnote, but beyond that, it is not going to be all that important," he said.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Belief • Christianity • Jesus

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  1. Phazon

    Getting close people look how many are turning from religion all together the harlot is about to be naked and her rivers are drying up keep it up evolutionists athiests its time to much suffering in the world it needs to stop forever.

    September 20, 2012 at 2:49 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Other One

      I'm feeling a bit bored. Code is doing all my work – out of sight out of mind. If religion is fading and does at last go away does that mean that reason will prevail? While people start being terribly nice to one another?

      September 20, 2012 at 3:12 am |
  2. Fluffy the Gerbil of Doom

    Get your PhD in Heresy today, for only $2.00.
    ................................................................................
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmO0Q2DMnQY

    September 20, 2012 at 2:45 am |
    • CS

      I am totally going to get that.

      September 20, 2012 at 2:49 am |
  3. Dr. Donnel Johnson - Recap

    I have spent a great deal of my professional life in the study of the Gnostic Gospels. As it turns out, the majority of “prophets” contributing to these scriptures was quite illiterate and most likely drew pictures to explain their wisdom.

    Needless to say, transcribing pictographs to verse was a tough task for the monks in those early centuries.

    Moreover, Jesus was the worst of the lot. This poor man could not even draw stick figures in the sand and apparently could not be trusted with anything sharp enough to draw with. As the story goes, Jesus would have to play a primitive form of "charades" while his scribes tried to guess his meaning.

    Most scholars agree that this is why these books were omitted from the Holy Bible.

    ~~~~~

    The evidence would suggest that Judas, Mary, Jesus and others spent a great deal of there down town reflecting on the spiritual dichotomy of the soul vs. the physical and how that relates to the teachings of God.

    Why did they do this? Jesus was attracted to Buddhism and often rested his decisions on the non-bias imaginings of one who would make sacrifice in this life only to be reborn in the next.

    In short, Jesus was a Jew by birth, but not by practice. He taught his own flavor of Buddhism and his closest disciples, Judas and Mary for example, were quite sure he was a snake in a previous life.

    ~~~~~

    Jesus never actually said he believed in God. In fact, if you read the Bible you will learn that Jesus actually believed in what he called, "The Divine".

    What does this mean? Jesus, while inarticulate and a bit clumsy in general, had an excellent grasp of the fundamentals of what the Native Americans call, "Mother Earth" and what it is to be a "Human Being".

    How do we know this?

    Look at the teachings of Jesus in the Gnostic literature that relates to being reborn as a Snake, a Lizard, and a Spider. Why did Jesus feel he was reincarnated; and why these animals and insects? That is easy if you read the Gospel of Mary.

    Mary had many pet names for her lover and among them were Snake, Lizard, and Spider. Snake and Lizard I can understand, but the passages relative to Spider are less clear.

    ~~~~~

    I am glad you asked axolotl. In my research I have found that Mary Magdalene was in fact both consort and wife. A consort was simply a companion. If you read the scriptures, you will find that in the late BE and early CE, it was actually possible to both be married and single simultaneously.

    How you ask?

    You must refer to the Gnostic versus attributed to Phillip who said, "Be it spouse or alone, we are only that which our threshold allows on the Sabbath."

    Loosely translated it means a woman can be beholden to a man one day, and quite free the next. This makes polygamy possible without breaking God's law against Adultery.

    ~~~~~

    I can tell you after many and many years of research of my own, including a number of papers, that there is much that does not get told in popular academia.

    For example, Jesus tells us that his father and mother "have not spaketh a single word in two years plus three. This sounds like a man scorned to me.

    How can we prove marital troubles in the home of Jesus? Reading from Mary (Magdalene), she says, "when Joseph's gaze met mine I felt a burning deep within...." She goes on to discuss Jesus' jealousy and rage.

    Is it possible Joseph never forgave Mary for her affair, and Joseph and Jesus were competing for Mary Magdalene’s affection?

    ~~~~~

    Perhaps I can draw your attention to a passage in the Gospel of Truth, which states, "Jesus found the scribes to be ignorant and foul smelling..."

    These men were his employees and Jesus showed a discernible dislike for them. Perhaps out of jealousy that they were educated where he was not.

    The text goes on to say, "...and Jesus thought not of the female form, and from heaven came to remove ignorance"

    Again giving weight to the common thinking that Jesus was a h.o.m.o.s.e.x.u.a.l.

    ~~~~~

    If you read both Timothy and Phillip, there are passages which describe in detail that Jesus was cremated.

    We know this because his friends were asked to take his ashes to the Sea of Galilee and deposit them over, "...the lapping waves of His Father's own sink basin".

    ~~~~~

    In the Jesus Gospel he discusses long journeys east of the desert where, "....there I encountered great wisdom and peace among the monks. They removed the sand from my sandals and blew upon my feet with flowered breath"

    He goes on to say that, "...we meditated together for many days, fasting but joyful in the divine and always mindful of odor."

    As a matter of fact as I pointed earlier, he brought these teachings to his 12 plus Mary and his parents saying, "...know me and know the many lives of the snake, the lizard, and the beasts of all previous lives. Mine is the journey of a God. Perfection can be found through self-sacrifice."

    This is well doc.u.mented but sadly, few too people understand that Jesus was no more a rabbi than me.
    He was a monk, and according to Timothy, an enthusiastic nudist. "...without concern nor bashfulness, the fullness of our Lord cannot be contained by his tunic."

    ~~~~~

    One: This is an outstanding example of Coptic pigeon. Not unlike today's Hawaiian Islanders, The Coptic language was a mixed dialect making it seem "sloppy" to the untrained eye.

    Two: The Gnostic gospels were indeed "scripture" far more so than the present form of the so called "Holy Bible". In fact, these scriptures tell the tale of Jesus the man. Married, a Buddhist, a nudist, a true renaissance man of his time.

    Three: The Greek Phase: ανοιχ τή ο δο ιτ, simply means, "what time did you get in last night?” Loosely translated into today’s vernacular.

    The Dead Sea Scrolls were found in the 20th century and have been proven to be a forgery. Please consult any verified research paper.

    ~~~~~

    Yes, naturally I am quoting the Gnostic Gospels. I am sure you are aware of the passage in Timothy that states, “…the ashes were as grains of sand. I have tasted his body.”

    This passage is thought to have been incorrectly translated into the last supper myth.

    ~~~~~

    I beg your pardon! I have devoted my life to the study of ancient languages and antiquities. What have you done? Regurgitated what you have read or translated on "google". Please.

    I can assure you that my knowledge of the Bible and all satellite doc.u.mentation pertinent therein is beyond refute.

    For example, you incorrectly stated in your post that:

    "this is the signature of the person knowingly creating a fraud. I’d be happy to have you purported “historians” try to prove me wrong"

    I will have you know that this is a well known signature that historians have relied on more than once to validate the true nature of a discovery like this one. What we are seeing here is a heartwarming piece of ancient history that tells one of our heros was human after all.

    ~~~~~

    There is almost nothing I don't know about the life of Jesus having referenced every known source do.c.u.ment.

    We know that the so called "missionary position" was so named after Jesus walked in on Mary Magdalene and Joseph having relations. He condemned their activities saying, "...you have soiled my sheets, you have confused my mission and compromised my position."

    September 20, 2012 at 2:36 am |
    • Dr. Donnel Johnson - Recap

      Sorry I need to explain that. This passage is from the "Truth Gospel" and acutally was intended to be in the Garden of Eve mythology and add a bit of levity to the serious business of God's teachings. However, the translation failed to reveal the true meaning.

      It is in fact a children's story, and if you read the Truth Gospel you will learn that Adam and Eve were but children, playing in the garden and completely innocent.

      The whole story now begins to make sense. One is not born with shame. It comes with puberty.

      September 20, 2012 at 2:44 am |
    • Phazon

      Just remember who you have to answer to

      September 20, 2012 at 2:45 am |
    • CS

      Who might that be Phazon, HeavenSent?

      September 20, 2012 at 2:47 am |
    • fehjfdsjh

      I've never read a more speculative piece in my life. You're almost as bad as the Ancient Aliens group.

      September 20, 2012 at 3:14 am |
    • Foghorn Leghorn

      Jesus walked in on Mary Magdalene and Joseph having relations. He condemned their activities saying, "...you have soiled my sheets, you have confused my mission and compromised my position."

      Stepdad banging wife.
      Thats good.

      September 20, 2012 at 10:49 am |
  4. Keith

    It has long been known by Biblical Scholars that Jesus was married. He was referred to as Rabbi by his peers, every Jew knows you can not be a Rabbi without being married.

    September 20, 2012 at 2:29 am |
    • Phazon

      Translation for the hebrew word rabbi =teacher

      September 20, 2012 at 2:46 am |
  5. Dr. Donnel Johnson - POE Sweepstakes

    Winners:

    A Frayed Knot
    GOP’er
    Duh (tie)
    Thomas Steinberg – Messianic (tie)
    Leroy
    Athy
    I wonder
    Fluffy the Gerbil of Doom

    Losers:

    Tom Tom
    Cal B
    Don
    Peter Grenader
    Duh (tie)
    End Religion
    Thomas Steinberg – Messianic (tie)
    Whats up Doc
    Mr Everyman
    thade76

    Thanks for playing, see you tomorrow! CS

    September 20, 2012 at 2:05 am |
    • Dr. Donnel Johnson - POE Sweepstakes

      Winner:

      myway – got in there at the bell. It was close.

      September 20, 2012 at 2:19 am |
    • Observer

      Aren't Christians thrilled to hear he might have been married instead of being a guy who never condemned gays and never dated and hung around with 12 men?

      September 20, 2012 at 2:26 am |
    • Dr. Donnel Johnson - POE Sweepstakes

      Winner:

      Yeehaw Pa

      September 20, 2012 at 2:27 am |
    • Dr. Donnel Johnson - POE Sweepstakes

      Loser:

      axolotl

      September 20, 2012 at 2:39 am |
    • Fluffy the Gerbil of Doom

      What do I get for my prize ?

      September 20, 2012 at 2:59 am |
    • Dr. Donnel Johnson - POE Sweepstakes

      @Fluffy the Gerbil of Doom

      A HeavenSent Army Coffee Mug (While quant.i.ties last)

      September 20, 2012 at 3:21 am |
  6. ScottCA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIaPXtZpzBw

    September 20, 2012 at 1:52 am |
  7. ScottCA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMyZblR5W04&feature=relmfu

    September 20, 2012 at 1:50 am |
  8. ScottCA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZXOfiaJhZ8&feature=relmfu

    September 20, 2012 at 1:46 am |
    • Fluffy the Gerbil of Doom

      Scott.
      You can make your own little miracle each morning.
      http://www.amazon.com/Burnt-Impressions-jesus247-Jesus-Toaster/dp/B0042QRYO8

      September 20, 2012 at 2:51 am |
    • Fluffy the Gerbil of Doom

      Oops. Go to Amazon. Search for Jesus Toaster. A great gift.

      September 20, 2012 at 2:52 am |
  9. Dr. Donnel Johnson

    In my Easter Bonnet, with all the frills upon it, I'll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:33 am |
    • Dr. Donnel Johnson

      "Duh" is cute. Jealous,but cute.

      September 20, 2012 at 1:36 am |
  10. Dr. Donnel Johnson

    Kooka berry sits in the old gum tree, merry merry king of the bushes he. look mom, no hands.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:31 am |
    • Dr. Donnel Johnson

      Sorry I need to explain that. This passage is from the "Truth Gospel" and acutally was intended to be in the Garden of Eve mythology and add a bit of levity to the serious business of God's teachings. However, the translation failed to reveal the true meaning.

      It is in fact a children's story, and if you read the Truth Gospel you will learn that Adam and Eve were but children, playing in the garden and completely innocent.

      The whole story now begins to make sense. One is not born with shame. It comes with puberty.

      September 20, 2012 at 1:34 am |
    • Fluffy the Gerbil of Doom

      It's king of the bush IS he.
      Go to hell, OR sit in the naughty chair for one trillion years.

      September 20, 2012 at 1:46 am |
    • UD

      @Fluffy the Gerbil of Doom

      Stupid squirrels.

      September 20, 2012 at 1:53 am |
  11. millennium3

    @UD and HearThis,

    if you have courage, please go and see now that the "Son of Man" has already come with the "clouds of heaven" as Jesus clearly prophesied here (Mark 13/26-27)

    http://www.holy-19-harvest.com
    within UNIVERSAL MAGNIFICENT MIRACLES therein.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:29 am |
    • UD

      @millennium3

      Where is Jesus?

      September 20, 2012 at 1:31 am |
  12. Dr. Donnel Johnson

    I apologize to everyone for writing untruths about Christ all night long. I have looked in the mirror and realize I am lost and only a tiny person longing to be loved and hope to overcome my sinful ways. I'm asking Jesus to please forgive me now.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:28 am |
    • HeavenSent

      @Dr. Donnel Johnson

      You are misguided and have been be-witched by the lies of the talmud. Start your walk with Jesus or be cast across the river. I have to keep flea and tick remover in my shower. Believe Jesus' truth or burn burn burn.

      Amen.

      September 20, 2012 at 1:30 am |
    • Dr. Donnel Johnson

      Who is this Dr. Donnel Johnson? This is not me. I am a Catholic and go to church every Sunday. Who is using my identify? I pray every night.

      September 20, 2012 at 1:30 am |
  13. David

    why are people tripping about this bogus slither of a strip of writing that was most likely done 3-400 years after Jesus died. The accounts of his disciples that has become the Bible, written directly after his death and within the first 100 years, say nothing of Jesus having a wife and with all the personal things they wrote about women, his mother, and family don't you think they would have mentioned that he had a wife if he had one. He calls the woman who poured the perfumed ointment over his feet and dried it away with her hair "WOMAN" and that her deed would be mentioned for all time. He states that a man cannot have 2 masters and more so pointed that a servant of God should not be married so that he could devote himself to the will, ways, and promotion of the kingdom of God. He treated women with much respect so I say would he have disrespected a wife, one who would be ONE FLESH with him by never mentioning her. And at the cross wouldn't she have been at her husbands feet with his mother Mary and would his disciples, especially JOHN, have mentioned her. And if he did do all those things of disrespect would he have left his wife helpless after he left.. Jesus made it a point to Give his mothers care into the hands of his disciple John.. Okay where's the mention of his care for one who would have been his wife...

    September 20, 2012 at 1:27 am |
    • Dr. Donnel Johnson

      Jesus never actually said he believed in God. In fact, if you read the Bible you will learn that Jesus actually believed in what he called, "The Divine".

      What does this mean? Jesus, while inarticulate and a bit clumsy in general, had an excellent grasp of the fundamentals of what the Native Americans call, "Mother Earth" and what it is to be a "Human Being".

      How do we know this?

      Look at the teachings of Jesus in the Gnostic literature that relates to being reborn as a Snake, a Lizard, and a Spider. Why did Jesus feel he was reincarnated; and why these animals and insects? That is easy if you read the Gospel of Mary.

      Mary had many pet names for her lover and among them were Snake, Lizard, and Spider. Snake and Lizard I can understand, but the passages relative to Spider are less clear!

      September 20, 2012 at 1:28 am |
    • realbuckyball

      70-100 years is not "directly after his death".

      September 20, 2012 at 1:34 am |
  14. Troy Fugnitti

    If God had already planned that Jesus was going to die on the cross; why would he let Jesus have a wife and leave behind a family. I don't think this would have happened.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:23 am |
    • realbuckyball

      Why would a loving god require the death of his son to appease himself , and not just say, "I forgive you". Quite the jerk, isn't he ?

      September 20, 2012 at 1:43 am |
    • god

      How dare you question me!

      September 20, 2012 at 2:24 am |
    • SixDegrees

      Why would he kill his own son to begin with? One would think that a supremely wise and loving god would find some better way to achieve redemption. This is the work of a cruel, sadistic god.

      September 20, 2012 at 2:41 am |
  15. 2357

    http://iands.org/distressing-near-death-experiences.html
    Christopher? Is that you thea?

    September 20, 2012 at 1:23 am |
  16. Dr. Donnel Johnson

    @myway

    I appreciate the effort you put into your reply but it is misguided. There is almost nothing I don't know about the life of Jesus having referenced every known source doc.u.ment.

    We know that Jesus was a practicing Buddhist monk, not a rabbi.

    We know that Jesus was married.

    We know that Jesus was a bit of a free spirit and had a volatile temper.

    We know that the so called "missionary position" was so named after Jesus walked in on Mary Magdalene and Joseph having relations. He condemned their activities saying, "...you have soiled my sheets, you have confused my mission and compromised my position."

    P.S. Sorry I did not reply to the original but there are so many of you seeking my advise tonight I am having trouble keeping track of the threads!

    September 20, 2012 at 1:19 am |
    • Duh

      Oh please. You are so full of it.

      September 20, 2012 at 1:25 am |
    • Dr. Donnel Johnson

      @Duh

      Hello comptuter dork. How is that MCSE treating you? Oh yeah, you are too good for microsoft.

      September 20, 2012 at 1:27 am |
    • myway

      Maybe you thought if you put your reply outside of the proper thread I wouldn't find it.

      I wonder where you obtained your knowledge. I assume you want us to think your post is proven knowledge.

      I've read and heard stories about Jesus having trekked to India and been instructed in Buddhism. Although anything is possible, to my knowledge there is no shred of credible evidence this ever happened.

      Much more likely would be that Jesus was influenced by Egyptian and Greek philosophies. After all, the ancient Greeks wielded a heavy intellectual influence throughout the entire Middle East and North Africa. It is also possible that some teachings from South Asia found their way to Jesus. To prove any of this is another matter. In fact, to scientifically prove that Jesus and Mary Magdalene ever lived is a challenge no one has ever met as far as I know.

      And you want us to believe that Jesus has the term "missionary position" to his credit? That kind of blows your cover right there.

      September 20, 2012 at 2:12 am |
  17. ScottCA

    http://youtu.be/U8E0pRA9qxw

    September 20, 2012 at 1:19 am |
  18. provokedrants

    Reblogged this on Provoked Rants and commented:
    If this turns out to be true then maybe the early church did try to change history.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:14 am |
  19. ScottCA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-ZUXyGWvJY

    September 20, 2012 at 1:09 am |
    • happy p

      Well we know where he is.

      September 20, 2012 at 1:20 am |
    • I wonder

      happy p,
      "we know where he is"

      We do? Where? Please include verifiable evidence in your reply.

      September 20, 2012 at 1:25 am |
    • End Religion

      He was as great an American as we've ever had.

      September 20, 2012 at 1:34 am |
    • Fluffy the Gerbil of Doom

      happy
      Are you fvcking nuts ? You mean to tell us that your stupid god would have wanted him to lie, and say he did believe, even idf he was honestly saying he didn't ? How insane is that. Is your god SO stupid he wouldn't have known, wanted him to be less than honest ?

      September 20, 2012 at 1:50 am |
  20. Yeehaw Pa

    I call BS on Doctor Donny

    September 20, 2012 at 12:59 am |
    • Dr. Donnel Johnson

      I do have a BS. And a Master's and a PHD.

      September 20, 2012 at 1:36 am |
    • Fluffy the Gerbil of Doom

      He purchased them on-line from the Creation Inst'itute.

      September 20, 2012 at 1:51 am |
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