I was skulking around the Internet today and I ran across this story: A Faded Piece of Papyrus Refers to Jesus' Wife. I thought it was interesting enough to read through. What turned out to be more interesting to me than the notion of Christ having a wife was how strongly some of the commenters seemed to be against the idea.
My question for Christians is this: assuming this were true in the most obvious sense, i.e., that Christ did indeed have a wife, what would this mean to you? Is it utterly irreconcilable with your faith, and if so, why or why not? Knowing what branch of Christianity you practice might also be helpful in this. To be clear, my question does not relate to the actual legitimacy of the papyrus or the what else it could mean even if legitimate (something for another thread if anyone cares) but is a thought experiment about what it would mean if it were true. As an atheist, Christ having a wife makes no difference that I can see but the passioned and occasionally eloquent responses in the comments section made me wonder how our members might see such a thing.