reply to post by PeasantRebellion
Jews and Christians alike celebrate stories that seem implausible to believe. Many people do not believe in the story of a unique child born to a
woman who had not yet known a man at the age of 14. I know that ancient artists depicted the planting of the seed as a light through Mary's ear.
Only ancient books convey that kind of information as today's publishers would not ever want to reveal that to us.
Apparently, Jesus did emerge from her womb but the Holy Ghost could choose any means to plant the seed in her body. This is all a matter of belief
versus disbelief, but the story is repeated everytime one recites the Apostles Creed in a mass gathering. Recite is the key word, as probably most do
not understand how it is that a young girl could become impregnated without a male input. I have always wondered about Jesus's chromosomes and
biological history, but there is no tissue remaining of his body to make scientific inquiries.
So on that note, every story about Jesus is subject to belief, judgement, and faith. How could he walk on water, how could he pull fish and bread
from the air around him? If we take it literally, we can understand a rush to faith by those who followed him.
Today, we have to wonder at the power of a story able to close all stores on a single day, cause thousands and millions to go to Church when otherwise
they don't, and to bring a kind of greed/lust to buyers to compete for how many presents one can put under a Christmas tree.
So forgive the old Jewess who was teaching her son a very strange lesson. After all, He was born to save the Jews and added the Gentile as a lesson
that Heaven is for others besides just the Jews who believe in their ancient stories.
We all wonder and some believe. But so far, Jesus has not yet stopped major wars from happening, even by those who confess to believing in his
teaching. Until belief reaches the heart, then defense will remain. Trust and faith is the cause of peace.