Did Mary in the bible really have a virgin birth?

Seems like saying she had a virgin birth would be like saying the women who have been getting artificial insemination have all been having virgin births. So Christians, maybe the bronze age peasants didn't have a concept of cells and didn't understand anything so they called it a virgin birth when it was a really an artificial insemination by God. But artificial insemination doesn't sound as holy as virgin birth does it?


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Most Helpful Girl

  • I really wouldn't know... My mom says that yes she was a virgin but i always thought she got screwed but hey thats me.

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    • Yeah i mean what's more reasonable--that a Jewish girl told a fib or that she was able to have a child without any male DNA?

    • lol right! hahaha!

Most Helpful Guy

  • Obviously not.

    I'm pretty sure they made Mary a virgin to deal with a few contradictions involving adultery. Mary had to be sin-free, so she had to get pregnant without sex so that it wouldn't imply adulterous relations while she was married to Joseph.

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    • wouldn't saying she got raped be sin free since it wasn't her fault? I think the prevailing theory is that it was a roman solider who took advantage of her.

What Girls Said 1

  • Miracle happens everyday.

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    • like what?

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    • you mean coincidences and the normal operation of society?

    • Haha :p

What Guys Said 5

  • The Greeks translated most of what Christians refer to as the "Old Testament". The Aramaic word for the description of Mary was twofold. The first definition is a young, virgin girl, the second is just a young girl/

    I'm not sure which Greek in particular we have to thank for their choice of definitions have they turned 2100 years of Western intellectual theology history into a fairytale

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    • yeah I think that translation sounded better for the catholic church's political goals and so they took the more favorable translation.

  • Or she was raped by a Roman soldier and used God as an excuse to prevent people from judging her which is a popular theory.

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  • what makes you think anyone here has any credentials to answer?

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    • I'm sure there are historians, plus the internet has quite a bit of information from people who do have credentials. ALso Christians have credentials to answer since presumably they read their bible.

  • It's like how midichlorians have the capability of creating life. And how Anakins mom was impregnated in starwars!

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  • Bible is a fucking joke. Don't bother with it.

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