Thursday, April 19, 2007

mary magdalene

In the history of art, Mary Magdalene is consistently pictured
as a repentant sinner. Christianity has long taught she was a whore,
but I don't believe she was. At this point many believe, as do I, that
she was Christ's wife. But if she was sexual, she must have been a
whore? Is it unthinkable for a woman to be both righteous and sexual?
Christianity is still uncomfortable with female sexuality. I believe she
was a strong, faithful woman from beginning to end, and her
righteous, committed sexuality is not only nothing to be so terribly
ashamed of, as Titian would have it. It's a unity of holiness and
sexuality that is quite possible and rewarding in our day and age.


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