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Ya boy Jesus was very in tune with what we today call his “feminine side.” The Bible even portrays Jesus in a very androgynous (male/female) way. In the book of Revelations 1:13 it describes Jesus as dressed with a “girt about the paps with a golden girdle.” Do you know what “paps” are? Paps are breasts and nipples! Do you know what a “girdle" is? A girdle is a band or belt that holds the mid-section in place—like something your mama might wear to tuck in her gut.
(Internet maven B. Scott, A truer representation of Jesus than Michaelangelo ever could've painted!)
If Jesus came back today he’d look like a first century version of Prince! And just like many of you homophobes think that Prince is gay because of his eccentric appearance (arched eyebrows and androgynous visage) and high heel shoes, so it was with Jesus. If you knew the real historical Jesus you wouldn’t be a homophobe because Jesus was that “faggot-looking/acting” dude in first century Palestine by today’s standards. What am I talking about? Number one! The Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) never, ever… never ever ever… make mention of his sex life—with a man or a woman! A dude that ain’t fuckin’ today is either gay or asexual—or so we believe. And then the brotha (Jesus) was hanging out 24/7 with twelve MEN! A 1st Century DMX could’ve rapped, “I love my bytches, but where my niggas?” We have the advantage of hindsight and understanding through centuries of Christian brainwashing that Jesus had a spiritual message, but put yourself back in that time. Come on now! And then we read through religious history about a disturbing story of Jesus and a young man engaged in some ultra-secretive sexual/initiation rite. What? Yes! There’s a set of scriptures that were so disturbing to one early church father that he had them removed from the Bible because of its implied sexual innuendo. You’ve already read the remnants of Jesus and his “beloved disciple,” or “the one whom Jesus loved.”
Those are the fragments of a larger untold story that the Bible editors were careless about getting rid of the evidence. They never foresaw a day when the masses could actually read, write and think critically about religious issues. But here we are! Now check it! Here’s what’s left out of your Bible regarding the relationship between the “one whom Jesus loved” and himself. Mark 10 (somewhere between verses 34-35) used to read like this:
"And they come into Bethany. And a certain woman whose brother had died was there. And, coming, she prostrated herself before Jesus and says to him, 'Son of David, have mercy on me.' But the disciples rebuked her. And Jesus, being angered, went off with her into the garden where the tomb was, and straightway a great cry was heard from the tomb. And going near, Jesus rolled away the stone from the door of the tomb. And straightaway, going in where the youth was, he stretched forth his hand and raised him, seizing his hand. But the youth, looking upon him, loved him and began to beseech him that he might be with him. And going out of the tomb, they came into the house of the youth, for he was rich. And after six days Jesus told him what to do, and in the evening the youth comes to him, wearing a linen cloth over his naked body. And he remained with him that night, for Jesus taught him the mystery of the Kingdom of God. And thence, arising, he returned to the other side of the Jordan."
(The Secret Gospel of Mark...edited from your Bible!)
These scriptures are referred to by religious historians/scholars as “The Secret Gospel of Mark.” They were found by Professor Morton Smith in 1958, southeast of Jerusalem. It is Professor Morton Smith that puts forth the theory that Jesus was a homosexual and he and this young man were doin’ the do.
Why was it removed from the Gospel of Mark in you Bible? You see, after Jesus died, there were many interpretations of his message that arose. The Christian faith was not monolithic (one minded) in its infancy. There were many schools of thought concerning Jesus and his teachings. By the end of the first century A.D./C.E. there arose groups of Christians called “Gnostics” (pronounced “nostics”). The word Gnostic means “knowledge.” They professed to have secret/esoteric knowledge about the teachings of Yahshua Hammashiah (Jesus Christ). By the fourth century, these so-called “heretic” Gnostic Christians were made an anathema… a pariah (religious outcasts), leading up to Emperor Constantine’s “quasi/pseudo” conversation to Christianity, thus unifying, codifying and harmonizing the Christian faith as one monolithic voice, culminating at the famous Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. This is what your church doesn’t teach you concerning Christianity’s rise to becoming a world religion. A lot of bullshyt went down between the death of Jesus and the fourth century world council at Nicaea. There was even a great school of thought called “Arianism” that challenged Jesus’ divinity! It took 400 years to work out the particulars of the Christian faith. The Council of Nicaea solidified Jesus’ divinity as “consubstantial with the Father,” meaning “of the same substance.” Jesus was pronounced “Very God.”
But prior to this event a group of Gnostics called “Carpocratians” taught the above scriptures and they interpreted them as a homosexual religious initiation rite. According to the Carpocratians, their text of Mark contained the phrase “gymnon gymno,” which translates as “naked man with naked man.” Ooooh! Clement was hot about it! This angered Clement of Alexander to the point that he had to write a letter, warning of the vile teachings of the Gnostic Carpocratians. And guess what? We have the letter! Wanna read it? Here it goes! To Theodore:
"You did well in silencing the unspeakable teachings of the Carpocratians. For these are the "wandering stars" referred to in the prophecy, who wander from the narrow road of the commandments into a boundless abyss of the carnal and bodily sins. For, priding themselves in knowledge, as they say, "of the deep things of Satan", they do not know that they are casting themselves away into "the nether world of the darkness" of falsity, and boasting that they are free, they have become slaves of servile desires. Such men are to be opposed in all ways and altogether. For, even if they should say something true, one who loves the truth should not, even so, agree with them. For not all true things are the truth, …To them, therefore, as I said above, one must never give way; nor, when they put forward their falsifications, should one concede that the secret Gospel is by Mark, but should even deny it on oath. For, "Not all true things are to be said to all men."
Maaan! There are subtle implications that the Carpocratians indeed speak the truth! “…not all true things are to be said to all men…” This is why you have the Knights Templars, the Freemasons, the Eastern Stars, the Shriners, the Rosicrucians, the Jesuits, the Illuminati, the Skull & Bones, the Bilderburg Group, the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Priory of Sion, etc.—and even college fraternities and sororities are founded on initiation rituals (hazing, crossing the burning sands) and secrecy. Humankind, for the last 2,000 years have invested in hording knowledge. There is a belief that some things are best kept secret!
That’s the premise of the whole The Da Vinci Code hoopla. Could the “Holy Grail” have actually been the womb of Mary Magdalene, which was to carry the bloodline of Jesus? Again, “not all true things are to be said to all men.” Or as Jack Nicholson would say, “You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!” Hell! Right here in our own time our government won’t come clean about the Roswell UFO crash (1947) and Area 51! Our government chooses to think for us! They don’t think we can handle knowing that there is life beyond out little puny planet and that their intelligence is light years ahead of ours! As it relates to religious matters, there’s a whole lot of shyt that the learned men take as matter-of-factly, but keep to themselves, such as the stuff you’ve just read about the Secret Gospel of Mark! This ain’t no new teaching! It is the “skeletons-in-the-closet,” which all religions harbor. The history of Christianity, like Judaism and Islam is wrought with violence and murder—from the Spanish Inquisition to the African “hellocaust” to the Jewish holocaust—Christianity has been a muthafucka on humanity!
The Secret Gospel of Mark is part of the controversy of Christianity. Was Jesus Gay? Did Jesus have sex with this young man? We’ll never know for sure but isn’t it interesting to read the controversies surrounding the advent of Christianity? Some say Lil Wayne and Baby are gay. Some said that Jesus was gay. It’s the gay “rap” on the messengers.
And just to give a fair and balanced view of the Jesus of history (unlike orthodox Christianity, which teaches an “asexual”/without sex Jesus), there were other Gnostic texts such as the Gospel of Philip, which presumes Jesus to be a VERY SEXUAL person, kissing the likes of Mary Magdalene to the point of making the other disciples angry and jealous. Here’s an excerpt.
And the companion of the Savior is Mary Magdalene. But Christ loved her more than all the disciples and used to kiss her often on the mouth. The rest of the disciples were offended by it and expressed disapproval. They said unto him, “Why do you love her more than all of us?” The Savior answered and said unto them, “Why do I not love you like her?”
WOW! See? On the one hand many Christians are angered and repulsed by me mentioning the Secret Gospel of Mark, where Jesus and a young man were supposedly involved in some type of sexual/ritualistic man love. How dare the author insinuate that Jesus was gay! And then I show where Jesus was straight and sticking his tongue all down Mary Magdalene’s throat and again, they are repulsed that Jesus was a sexual creature—kissing—and by extrapolation—phucking! So, my dear Christians, you make the call! Do you wanna believe in the mythologized Christ of institutional Christianity or the historical/human Yahshua (Jesus) of 2,000 years ago? (End of Part III)