Regarding the Sept. 18 story, "Ancient papyrus mentions Jesus' wife," whenever I read "Our view" on the editorial page of the Standard, I assume that there is a consensus among the publisher and two editors on what is being imparted. If such was "the case" in their Sept. 26, "Religious inquiry a positive," then congrats; it is the quintessence of just how disingenuous it truly is trying to juxtapose religious institutionalism with your idealistic, ne'er ending, "pursuit of knowledge."
"Did Jesus have a wife?" Grondahl gets two thumbs up for both his art and ingenuity in drawing us all into this editorial by depicting a peaceful Jesus and perhaps a Mary Magdalene working side by side in the lamplight to come up with their Beatitudes and honey do list.
At the top of her list I can imagine: "Blessed are they who help with the dishes, for they shall have clean hands." And, near the top of his: "Blessed are they who seek after knowledge for their own sake: for I shall "wash my hands of them" and get out of doing the dishes.
Three thumbs down for the three amigos. Is it "a case" of total amnesia among them? Did they not run a story wherein the opinion editor denounced, ("how audacious") a scholar at the top of his field in deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, because his latest book absolutely refutes Joseph Smith's divinely guided, miracle for a plough boy, translation of an ancient papyrus not unlike this latest find; its Coptic Afro--Asiatic language descended from ancient Egyptian.
Kerry Fuller Eden