Working on a paragraph this morning and I have two questions.
1) If the cultural norm was marriage in first-century, Jewish Galilee and if Jesus chose not to marry, would it be appropriate to call him a sexual deviant?
2) If the denotative value of the word "deviant" is appropriate, does the contemporary connotative value of this word trump all else? I suppose that I'm asking if calling Jesus a "sexual deviant" will mislead my more casual readers.
I am open to all suggestions for synonyms.
P.s. Please understand that I am not making any assumptions about Jesus' marital status. The above "ifs" are used purposefully.