Member Rara Avis
the ass-end of space
Yes, and do you know that a lot of people deny the Magdalene as an apostle in the Last Supper?
I do, it's yet another shameful act to diminish the role of women in religion. Her role was minimized, her gospel deleted, and her name sullied.
The term 'sinner' is used and many believe this to be a euphemism for prostitute, however, there is no textual evidence and many scholars believe the label is a reference to her devotion to the Goddess Mari-Anna-Ishtar(which makes more sense reading of certain passages).
I believe in the Sang Real theory. I think the other angles, the Priory of Scion and the links to a host of famous persons, are a bit far fetched. Still, I strongly suggest the book.
If you're really interested in an alternative look at Jesus, read the Dead Sea Scroll Conspiracy by the same authors. While again, the authors sometimes stretch , it's still an excellent springboard to theories pursued by other books and scholars.