Thursday, February 2, 2012

How about some Bible heresy?

Far left side had some interesting insights on the virgin birth of Christ myth:

The Bible claims that Mary was a virgin when she found herself with a bun in the ecclesiastical oven. But there are those who think that the original Latin word for "virgin" translates as "young woman". Or that the word "manger" actually meant "inn" or possibly "cave".

In addition, a young women who became  pregnant out of wedlock in the time of Jesus was stoned to death. You can imagine the wild tales that young women came up with who found themselves in these circumstances.

There are also stories about a Roman soldier who impregnated Mary. According to Rationale Wiki:

Tiberius Iulius Abdes Pantera (Latin for "panther"), ca. 22 BCE – CE 40, was a Roman soldier, an alleged rapist and/or adulterer, and possibly the Baby Daddy of Jesus. A rumor existed around the second century of the Christian era that a Roman soldier may have raped Mary or had consensual sex with her. He could have been the father of Jesus Chist. 
Pantera's tombstone was found in Bingerbrück, Germany in 1859. However, this may be the tombstone of a different soldier than the one alleged to be the father of Jesus.

Such an elaborate tombstone suggests that Pantera was high ranking officer in the Roman army.


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