Was the virgin birth allegory?


#143

I think all of the major denominations agree on the virgin birth being literal. I grew up in a semi-Evangelical Protestant Church and that is what we were taught.


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#144

It’s not allegorical, and can be real even today. In one thread here, a poster gave a description how it occurred to a friend of his. It’s somewhere in this Category.


#145

Cross pollination? Color me non-believing. Sorry.


#146

I found it. It’s in the thread ‘‘Don’t call Us Mormons’’ It starts at about post #60. and continues about several post further down.
Seems real.


#147

OK - I’ll check it out.


#148

Wasn’t there a reliable historian around that time called Josephus? I seem to recall he verified a lot of early history. Maybe even 32 A.D.?


#149

He lived after Christ:


#150

Is it possible there is a God? If so, then all else is possible too.


#151

Then isn’t any god/gods/goddess as possible as any other.


#152

My husband is in favor of banning abortion. He is an atheist. Does his voice count? What anti-LGBT laws?


#153

It was in the year 93. He did not witness it. He heard about it. And wrote about it.

Heresay. Not evidence.


#154

Sure, his opinion counts. What is his reasoning?

As far as LGBT laws. It is perfectly legal to discriminate LGBT for renting a home, applying for a job, adopting a child.

From Wiki:
the United States has no federal law outlawing discrimination nationwide other than from federal executive orders which have a more limited scope than from protections through federal legislation. This leaves residents of some states unprotected against discrimination in employment, housing, and private or public services. Thus, LGBT persons in the United States may face challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents.


#155

Same as mine. No government should favor of killing the innocent.


#156

So might single people. So might the obese. So might people who are not as attractive as others. So might people who stutter. And so on and so forth.


#157
  1. I didn’t remember the post you quoted that you were responding to. A little bit of context would have helped.

  2. But it works better if you provide a little context.


#158

I wasn’t trying to imply that you told me wrong. I thought I was clearly blaming my browser.


#159

I’m getting the impression that you thought I was implying that you told me wrong.

Yet I clearly blamed my browser.

:thinking:


#160

There is zero logic in your analogy.

But, if you want to campaign for unattractive or single or stutterers that are being discriminated against…go for it.


#161

That’s not an analogy. It is fact. There is a rush to victim hood these days. Why would anyone want to discuss their sex life in the workplace or at a job interview is beyond me.


#162

I’m sure you don’t believe that’s what is happening.