Surely A Large Human
Date registered: Jun 2006
Vehicle: '08 C219
Location: Between Earth and Mars
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Occam's Razor vs. The Immaculate Conception
Some friends from work and I had this discussion over lunch. One said it was "almost over-the-top blasphemous", so I figured it'd be prime fodder here.
So, the question is this.
If, today, a woman who was either dating a man or just married to a man and hadn't yet consummated the marriage, became pregnant (all the signs, tests showed positive, etc), which story would the man & the rest of society be most ready to believe. A) The pregnancy was the work of an immaculate conception, placed in her womb by God....or B) She was fucking the mailman.
Rewind about 2,000 years, when adultery was frowned upon much more harshly than today. Same question. Is Joseph being punked by Mary, or was Jesus actualy the son of God?
Lots of shit - almost all of it, actually - is based on the premise that Mary's conception was 'immaculate'. What if it wasn't?