Scholars: Jesus did not wear pants

Thursday, December 14th, 2006 - 8:46 pm PST

Though many conservative Christians have called the idea “too shocking to even contemplate”, critical New Testament scholars are in wide agreement that it is “extremely improbable” that Jesus of Nazareth wore pants. “They simply were not invented or popularized yet,” said controversial scholar Robert M. Price. The no-pants theory has been denounced outright by the Vatican and many Evangelical leaders, while others have reacted with resigned acceptance. “It makes me feel a bit helpless, to be honest,” says the Rev. James Fillmore of Atchison, Kansas, “How can I seriously ask my congregation to worship a man who walked around with no pants on?”