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How old was the Virgin Mary when she gave birth to Jesus?

 
 
USArch
 
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Reply Thu 13 Dec, 2012 02:57 am
@mikey,
And you would believe her, of course?
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IsmailaGodHasHeard
 
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Reply Tue 18 Dec, 2012 09:53 pm
@Bibliophile the BibleGuru,
The Bible does not say.
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IsmailaGodHasHeard
 
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Reply Tue 18 Dec, 2012 09:53 pm
@Misti26,
Prove it.
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Mon 31 Dec, 2012 08:41 am
The word "virgin" is an error in the translation.

It was meant to note that she was a "first time mother.'"
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ostone
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jan, 2013 03:12 pm
@patiodog,
and Moses "lifted" his "rod" and parted the "red sea"!
"Peter" at the "pearly" gate!
The whole book is sexual allegory if you just open your eye!
Jesus "spit" in an "eye"!
Serpent/sperm-look like serpents...cast into the bottomless pit!
On and on!
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tommydude2112
 
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Reply Fri 8 Mar, 2013 09:55 pm
@Bibliophile the BibleGuru,
she was actually 13
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shereejc
 
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Reply Wed 12 Jun, 2013 04:29 am
@Equus,
You can hardly call it 'Christian Morality' when in England only up to 200 hundred years ago, men were legally able to marry girls at only 10!
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Tabs
 
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Reply Tue 23 Jul, 2013 03:31 am
@cicerone imposter,
God isn't against homosexuals, he disproves of extra marital sex.

The notion that teenage girls should be convinced they're incapable of sex or ill-prepared for motherhood, is actually quite dangerous, and destructive to our society. This is precisely why we're given the story of Immaculate Conception in the Gospel of Luke. To keep us mindful of the virtue of virginity & marriage, and the vital importance of Honoring Womanhood through Respecting Girlhood.

Making jokes about God raping a child comes from a mindset unfamiliar with the sacredness of sex and family unity.
In our modern society we expect our children to wait until they are 18 before they attempt sex, and we tend to presume college and career should be first priority before settling down into marriage. But there is great danger in this philosophy, glorifying monetary wealth above good parenting. Most people don't achieve peace & happiness through their career, we find peace & happiness through love & romance and raising children. We've become a species that's lost respect for its own life cycle. We think casual sex is okay, and associate love with frivolity or heartbreak, meanwhile breastfeeding in public is frowned upon. And heaven forbid you snap a photograph of your 15 year old daughter breastfeeding your newborn grandchild, that's child pornography and will get you a minimum of 10 years in prison!
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A-Neutral-Hue
 
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Reply Tue 6 Aug, 2013 03:31 pm
@Piffka,
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I thought she was fifteen. Isn't her birthday in September 8th? She was affianced to Joseph when she was fourteen, but she was not yet pregnant. Takes 9 months.


I saw a documentary of the life of Mary, Mother of Jesus, on PBS a few years ago. The docu said she was 15 at the time of Jesus' birth.
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Alemayehuuniverse
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jan, 2014 06:41 am
@wii1800,
I never saw it that way, thanks for opening my eyes. Is the Christian Holy Bible fake then? You shook my belief from its foundation. So St. Mary gave birth to Jesus the "God" not as virgin but after getting raped? Interesting!
A-Neutral-Hue
 
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Reply Sat 12 Apr, 2014 07:24 pm
@Alemayehuuniverse,
Quote:

Alemayehuuniverse wrote:

I never saw it that way, thanks for opening my eyes. Is the Christian Holy Bible fake then? You shook my belief from its foundation. So St. Mary gave birth to Jesus the "God" not as virgin but after getting raped? Interesting!


All information about Jesus I've gotten from the Bible. No where is it indicated Mary was raped. Logically, given the natural sexual urge in human nature, one might assume she was fooling around and had to get married or else get stoned to death during that early era of Man's civilization. The Bible states the Holy spirit is responsible for Mary's Virgin Birth. The New Testament also write: "an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream, who was already betrothed to the young girl, suggesting he marry Mary."

This story from the Bible's New Testament is one of the most enduring stories ever told, and if I had witnessed Jesus walking on water, I, too, would be a staunch believer. Why is it all the super out-of-this-world miracles happened long ago when the majority of humans were uneducated and did not know to question these happenings.

The Bible states "a fool say there is no God." The bible also says to not think but take everything on faith. We were endowed at birth with a brain (at least most of us were) to think, to question, and I would think I really would be a fool if I did not ask why this or why that.
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Erinmcole
 
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Reply Tue 15 Apr, 2014 10:26 pm
@Bibliophile the BibleGuru,
Times have obviously changed. But in some cultures today it is still acceptable. America I really wouldn't consider as a culture. The reason why God chose Mary was to conceive JESUS was because that was his promise. And God always keeps his promises. And the reason why teen pregnancy is unacceptable now is because a young woman/adolescent adult in today's world is not physically in shape to carry a baby at the age 14 neither are they at 16 or 17 but 18 there bodies hae not quite fully developed but it has developed enough for a young woman to bare a child. If that makes since. God Bless!! Let me know if that helped.
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Erinmcole
 
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Reply Tue 15 Apr, 2014 10:31 pm
@Shirleeeee,
Mary was very young when she gave birth to baby Jesus. She was around 14 when she gave birth to him but not 30.
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Getachew
 
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Reply Thu 24 Apr, 2014 02:52 am
@Jeff Derry,
You say Mary was pregnant when she arrived at Joseph's as if you are sure you saw her belly full. What evidence can you provide?
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jade1234
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jul, 2014 02:22 am
@littlek,
no it won't be freaky because it is from God
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ChippawaCharlie
 
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Reply Sat 4 Oct, 2014 02:56 am
@wii1800,
WiiI8OO,, I've heard a lot of stupid nonintelligent comments before but yours really shows your intelligence level of zero. Do you really think you are funny by your stupidity, your as funny as a toothache. Hard to believe people like you are out walking around, now that's scary, you defiinately need help before its too late, you really are sickening.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 4 Oct, 2014 03:01 am
Ah . . . feel the love!

Psst . . . you misspelled Chippewa.
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One Eyed Mind
 
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Reply Sat 4 Oct, 2014 03:59 am
@Bibliophile the BibleGuru,
Are they? I'm quite sure the Bible is an allegory, which means "birth" does not mean "giving birth". They never say anything in detail to the "birth"; they also wrote "Virgin Mary", which means the allegory is not implying she "gave birth"; it's implying that Mary birthed the "Idea" of "Jesus". The entire book is not to be taken at face value, or you miss the entire point of its message. They are using "birth" as a metaphor for creating love and virtue through "Jesus". The Bible is simply writing an allegory about a mother bringing love and peace to an overall despairing world. Also note that "Virgin Mary" is based on older scriptures from older religions - Isis was also a symbol of virtue and love. They are not talking about real events - they are telling a story behind what real events occur in our every day lives. It's called personification and anthropomorphism. It is dangerous to take this book literally - you would be encouraging pedophilia, also. Be responsible about this. This book is not a toy for us to misinterpret.
Smileyrius
 
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Reply Sat 4 Oct, 2014 04:33 am
@One Eyed Mind,
What do you think the allegory intends when Mary gave birth to Jesus brothers and sisters?
One Eyed Mind
 
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Reply Sat 4 Oct, 2014 05:08 am
@Smileyrius,
Notice how every character in the Bible promotes a specific style of characteristics. The characters aren't real - they are simply roles being fulfilled to tell a beautiful message through a play. When we go to our children's play, there really isn't a lion, a talking tree or singing clouds in the sky, it's all a play to tell a story through every day objects and aspects. Disney is a great example of this - every single inanimate object comes to life in their works.
 

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