If He were not actually the unique Son of God but rather merely another in a long line of human teachers, would that affect the source and origin of your personal faith?
The message is valid because it makes sense: "love thy neighbour" just works out better for everybody. If "the unique Son of God" came along with a message of "flood they neighbour", would you buy it?
... do you actually think that you yourself are the source of this power and ability?
I get by with a little help from my friends. :)
I suppose that theoretically Jesus COULD have been married, although I think that the symbolism is that we all are His family.
Don't confuse symbolism with reality.
Jesus said that (symbolically) all men are His brothers. That doesn't mean that He didn't have real biological brothers. Similarly, if the church is (symbolically) His wife, that doesn't mean that He didn't have a real biological wife.
Didn't Jesus' Dad have a kid -- out of wedlock and with a woman married to another?
Y'know, Ned, I didn't get your joke at first (just a dumb stubble-jumper from Saskatchewan). I always capitalize God's name in all its forms, but I didn't notice when you did it. At first, I thought you were talking about Joseph.
Either way, having kids seems to have been traditional in Jesus' family. :D