Well! Did they really expect the Vatican to say it is a true one? Come on! Pope and other authorities around him will never, ever admit it, even thought they find something written by Jesus himself (maybe they have in their library). Can you imagine? It will completely destroy the very base of the Christian faith and will – Oh! Horror – allow women to be priests and worst… priest to be married.
It is ridiculous to see at what point they are stuck in old believes and rejecting, with a parochial and narrow-minded attitude, all possibilities of evolution and renewal.
Of course, I don’t say that this document is a real one. I have no knowledge to say so and haven’t even seen it, except like everybody else on this photo. But when I read some of the comments like this one of the editor of L’Osservatore Romano, Gian Maria Vian who said: “In any case, it’s a fake”. And this other one, Professor Francis Watson: “It’s really pretty unlikely that it’s authentic”, I feel they talk as if they have blinders.
Having doubts after such discovery is more than normal, and that scholars and scientist examine the papyrus to determine its authenticity is again, normal but what is annoying me is this attitude of the Vatican to get angry and reject – at the first word – the possibility of a new discovery.
We have to think also that Constantine had written/compiled the bible in the 3rd century. He – if we believe history – and the monks/priests/scholars surrounding him, took all the papers they could find and decided which one was going or not in the book and it seems that they destroyed the rest. The level of translation also might have been not very extensive and it seems that the emperor asked to modify some of the texts as it was not quite pleased with them. And this is without talking about all the Councils that followed where popes (some with already quite a questionable reputation) were modifying the writings at will.
So, what is left from the original texts supposedly written by God? Really?
The Vatican’s reaction of being angry at anything that touch Jesus’ celibate is also dubious – to my point of view. Would it be that they know he was married but erased that fact from the texts because they wanted to have control over the mass? Not having their priests married and be faithful only to them? And mostly, having women reduced to the most abject obedience and stripped of their power? What were they fearing?
Why would it be so wrong that Jesus had been married? And had children?
Remember the Vatican’s irritated reaction when Dan Brown published “The Da Vinci Code”? They were not angry to the fact it was talking about all that conspiracy inside the Vatican, neither of the different sects like the Opus Dei but they were almost explosive to the part where Dan Brown talks about Jesus, his wife and his children.
A bizarre reaction, don’t you think?
There are so many things we don’t know and I am very curious to more discoveries that will open our mind to a glorious – or less glorious – past. There has been so many manipulation of the truth, so many forgeries, so many lies regarding religions.
I knew a man who was at the Vatican. He was in the high hierarchy, near the pope and had access to a big part of the library. He told me that, if only people knew about the knowledge hidden down there, all religions would collapse in a blink of an eye. He told me that there is extremely old, beautiful but dangerous manuscripts with writings that will illuminate everybody and render religions irrelevant.
I wish I could read these manuscripts… it would be wonderful, isn’t it? I just wonder what could be written on them? How old they could be? In which language are they written? And what could be the forbidden knowledge? Is this knowledge could be the famous tree in the Garden of Eden? The tree of Knowledge?