I’m putting this is the Pit so people can explain what an asshole I am. This may be old hat, but I couldn’t find such a thread in the archives.
I was going to start a thread asking why the Nag Hammadi texts havn’t really made an impact on mainstream Christianity. Then I found a coupledifferent sites discussing “gay Jesus” theories, the pro-homosexuality “Church of the Beloved Disciple,” and Morton Smith’s translation of the Secret Gospel of Mark, which sounds very naughty, but has supposedly been ~falsified by the academic community. There are a number of passages in the Gospel of Thomas, esp. passage #22, that are suggestive… but the whole book is cryptic, as befits an esoteric religious teaching.
Hey, sounds as reasonable to me as the “Jesus was a hermaphrodite” theory, the “Jesus was a sacrificial Indo-European sacred God-king” theory, the “Jesus was a supernatural being” theory, etc.
What do y’all think? Silly? *very * silly? Is this just the work of undercover gay provocateurs (hee-hee)?