Oh no he didn’t!
Yes, I did… and now I have your attention….
Yup… It’s true, as any educated person who’s actually bothered to look into this will tell you, the Hebrew word ‘Almah‘ is very similar to the English word ‘Maiden‘ – in as such that as a polyseme it has several meanings – including ‘virgin‘ or ‘young woman‘.
Other polysemes include wood (what a tree contains, and where you can find one…) and milk (the liquid, and also what you have to do to a cow to get it….). You learn something every day.
As for the young lady Mary… well, it’s not very special or amazing is it, to be born from a woman who isn’t a virgin…. so sod it, why not deliberately misinterpret the meaning and BINGO! You have a miracle birth, much more befitting of the supposed king of kings…
As for the shithouse door thing, who knows? Your guess is as good as mine…. and no less fictional than the story in the bible.
Not as crazy as it sounds. Various words, passages & even entire gospels have been omitted or edited since The Bible first came to light.
Whole gospels were excluded because they expressed unorthodox and/or heretical views. Yes… From day one The Bible was edited for best effect rather than *ahem* truth.
It’s no secret – just Google it.
How can anyone follow something so renowned for inaccuracies, falsehoods & deliberate manipulation to suit the needs of the church?
Can you really have faith in Chinese whispers based on dubious stories that were hand picked from other dubious stories?
From the start, even the so called virgin birth was embellished (more on that in a later cartoon). The type of thing a shitty gutter newspaper would do today just to sell print & gain attention.
Yes, the book you trust is the biblical version of The National Enquirer or The Daily Mail…
“Phew, wot a scorcher! See Mary get her boobs out on page 3 as she tells YOU what SHE thinks of Judas and his new look…”