Anti-Christianity Thread

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by SpidermanTuba, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. SpidermanTuba
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    Which is more plausible?

    Mary was really a virgin who was impregnated without sexual intercourse.

    Mary had sex out of wedlock and said her pregnancy occured despite being a virgin to keep from being stoned or at the very least ostracized from society. (hint - if so, she surely wouldn't have been the first to try that lie in those days)

    Mary didn't try to cover anything up - actually had sex though, and "virgin birth" is simply a mistranslation of a phrase which really means a woman who is pregnant out of wedlock?


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    Your second scenario is more plausible--and your point?
     
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    Some things are better left to faith. No one can prove that Mary was a virgin, nor that Jesus rose from the dead. It's not worth the discussion. ST isn't interested in edifying himself in terms of our faith. He simply wants to attack Christianity.

    But, ST has managed to prove is that he's an obnoxious troll that doesn't seem to have any respect for others. He likes to hang labels like "bigot" on others, but then he turns around and shows just how bigoted he is.

    ST - here's a word you ought to learn while you're at university --- RESPECT. You'll find that, if you put your attitude aside, you'll manage to get along with people, even those who you don't agree with.
     
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    Which is more plausible?
    Spidey spends time doing some actual thinking before he posts or

    spidey just likes to bash conservatives and cares little if it makes any sense or not ?
     
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    Given that:

    1. God, through His prophet Isaiah, foretold the birth of the Messiah to a virgin 700 years before the event;

    2. God, being perfectly holy, cannot lie;

    3. God, being able to do anything that is intrinsically possible to do, is able to create a fertilized egg cell in the womb of a human being;

    4. Mary knew that the punishment for fornication/adultery was death, and would have avoided such behavior;

    then the most plausible option would be that Jesus really was born of a virgin.
     
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    Word.
     
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    Here, Kal.

    Ask everything you want....just stop turning every OTHER thread into an argument to prove what you 'don't' believe.

    [edit] Here! Changed the name of the thread to more accurately reflect your purpose in the Religion Forum. Any time you feel the need to rant and rave about God, you've got a place to do so, and NOT corrupt every-OTHER God-related thread....mmmkay?
     
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    Wow, dmp, I'm honored to have a thread in my name, thanks dude.
     
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    When did you first realize you were a little boy?

    Did you just know? Or was it something that your parent(s) taught you?

    How did you find out that the name of milk was "milk"? Did you just wake up one day and know it...or was it something you were told and you believed it?
     
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    BTW - dmp,

    He was talking about 2 Kings Chapter 2. Elishah was mocked by kids and cursed them in the name of the Lord. Two she bears came and mauled 42 of them.
     

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