[Replying to post 11 by Tcg
Whether Jesus was married or not is irrelevant to the issue being addressed. Unmarried people are capable of having sex. Married people are capable of abstaining.
Sure. But where is the historical evidence? Where is the Biblical evidence? There is nothing indicating Jesus had relations with women married or unmarried. We need to base our knowledge on what we do know. We do know that Jesus was a firm believer in chastity. We know He believed fornication was a sin. We know those who knew Him believed Him to be a man of His word. I highly doubt if He preached against fornication and then others knew or saw Him with other women they would have respected Him much. I doubt they would have thought He was very sincere and highly doubt people would have given up everything to follow Him if they witnessed Him living contrary to what He claimed.
Jesus was a religious leader worshipped by many. As we know from recent news concerning the Catholic church, Jehovah's Witnesses, and the Southern Baptist church that religious leaders commonly use their position of power to sexually abuse those they claim to be ministering to.
Sure, religious leaders as well as non religious leaders. Seems Boy Scouts of America, countless school teachers and coaches and those in positions of power in secular schools/organizations and universities abused their power as well. In fact, if we are being honest and fair, there are a greater number of incidences of abuse in the public school system and in Hollywood, then say in the priesthood. But you know most donâ€™t like to be fair or just because it sounds better to think itâ€™s all those bad religious people.
There is no reason to assume Jesus was immune to this abuse of power.
Yeah, lots of people have abused their power AND guess what? Lots have NOT. For example, the overwhelming majority of Catholic priests are good men. There is no evidence or reason to think Jesus was married, sexually active, or abusive. It just isnâ€™t there. Itâ€™s wishful thinking from the anti-religious.