My wife and I joined the Mass in the Tomb at 5: Penicus Jarod Thayne Marriage and Family. That is to say: Secret Mark as I shall call it is one of several apocryphal gospels that circulated in the early centuries of the Christian era. Is it not also true that none of the Gospel writers ever met an eye witness to the life of Jesus? Several theologians and Bible commentators have interpreted this passage as indicating Jesus's support for celibacy.
Though this pattern does not fit Mark, it is what would be expected from an ordinary gnostic text, such as Papyrus Egerton 2 see Schneemelcher,1: Mary Magdalene Jordan Gillam Tertullian, On Monogamy, 3:
It is not a sister religion of Christianity.