She did. It's called the fiat I think. Learned about it back in Catholic school. It's like a big paragraph where Mary tells the angel Gabriel yes several times
@JewishXenu, Luke 1:38. I mean if people are going to use a biblical story for some stupid point at least get it right... And if people are going to criticize something do it in a way that a 5 year old in Sunday school can’t be like “no that’s not right.” I wasn’t raised Catholic but even the non-Catholic bible it’s evident there was “consent”
@JewishXenu, I was always curious as to whether she heard about it beforehand or not. I kinda always thought God just appeared and was like, “Congratulations, you’re carrying my child!”
@JewishXenu, this was his retort to this same argument:
“The biblical god regularly punished disobedience,” Sprankle rebutted. “The power difference (deity vs mortal) and the potential for violence for saying ‘no’ negates her ‘yes.’ To put someone in this position is an unethical abuse of power at best and grossly predatory at worst.”
I’m not endorsing what he’s saying here, I honestly don’t care one way or another. Personally, I think this guy just likes stirring the pot.
@Sarcastic Wombat, that's a good point. The way I see it though, she said yes because she had faith. If she didn't have faith she would've claimed that what she was seeing was an illusion or something like that. Since she chose to believe in God, she already made the choice.
@JewishXenu, I believe gunlovingmurican was very uneducated on this
@Sarcastic Wombat, so basically he's just another idiot complaining about something that isn't actually an issue?
If it’s a god, then it’s okay.
@A Flying Panda, This is what we in the biz call a conflict of interest
Well rape isnt actually a sin, besides, the body has ways of avoiding pregnancy when it's not consensual.
Yes, I'm being facetious.
@ThePandaPool , My stomach still turned
Not that I’m terribly religious anymore, but my parents did insist I went to catholic school through high school. So I sort of remember that doesn’t sound right, so I looked this up:
Luke 1:38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.
Sounds to me like she was cool with it
Adding "let thank sink in" doesn't make what you said profound.
I mean...... she kind of did.
Silly people, the #metoo movement can only apply to people that aren't made up.
@InsaneAnimeCleavage, Well, Jesus and Mary we're real people, but Mary was just a hoe.
@InsaneAnimeCleavage, they did actually exist, that's not even doubted by most scientists. Whether Jesus was the son of God is however up to debate. If Mary was indeed a "normal" person, I wonder whether she was unwillingly impregnated by someone and then hid it, since that could have been reason enough for a divorce back then, I think. I dunno. And I guess we won't really know anytime soon...
@A pet named Steve, there’s actually a lot of debate amongst historians as to wether there was a single historical Jesus that the gospel is based on. Granted this source is blatantly atheist, but the research is sound.
@InsaneAnimeCleavage, Hows 7th grade been bud?
Social justice warriors need to stop digging for victim hoods and ism's and get a real life. Next charlie brown and Rudolph are going to be racist.... oh wait.....
@Dephenistrator, How is Charlie Brown racist?
@WifitheRouter, the Thanksgiving special had a black kid sit at a table with no one next to him on that side so it is being projected by the crazies that he is being excluded (they are still less than two feet apart.) The character was actually added as a request to show unification between skin colors during a time when equal rights was important and the entire thing ironically was really a gesture of goodwill between races. To many people just want to hate and call anything racist these days.
At the very least if you’re taking the scripture literally as a professor who believes in God then God is the ultimate source of morality and his choices must be the correct ones so nothing was done morally incorrect. Look at poor old Job.
Does this mean God is going to be the newest sexual assault case?
Oh, I thought this was a joke but it’s Pyjama Watso. Love the dude
@Captain Anderson, Dude's wack
@Jdrawer, couldn’t agree more
She may or may not have also virgin births still aren’t a thing so if Jesus wasn’t the son of Joesph than mary had the kid of some smuck who will never be remembered
God comes down and looks the professor in the eyes and says, "47 babies, I just impregnated you with 47 babies and I won't let you die."
It’s not “they”.. it’s one idiot. Stop lumping everybody together.
Not saying the professor is correct, but stating metaphysical facts is not the same as trying to politicize something.
AND she disn’t get to have an abortion and her son is the best guy around. Let that sink in too.
I'm sure she gave consent to whoever had sex with her.