What if Mary had an affair and was scared to tell Joseph so she told him it was god, and the sunny believed it, and all a sudden everyone is calling your child the Messiah and she was in too deep too tell anyone
@Duncan5769, dumby* not sunny
@Duncan5769, that is what happened
@benderama, most likely
@Duncan5769, that one person tjat downvoted you that actually believes in god pffffffft.
@Duncan5769, that argument doesn't work, yea you can lie about an affair but can you still have the child live up to messiah expectations enough to be noteworthy enough to spark murderous crusades and a powerful following for 2016 years? (Okay 2015 years)
@orion55, in other words, how much acid did baby Jesus give everyone who watched him.
@Duncan5769, sounds like the best dam episode of Seinfeld ever
This was back in the day where adultery was punishable by death and dishonored your whole family, so that kinda makes sense
@Duncan5769, Joseph thought she did, and decided to divorce her quietly because he was a nice guy
@Duncan5769, She didn't have an affair. Mary was extremely young and got pregnant out of wedlock. Joseph married her to help her avoid the persecution being very young, pregnant, and unwed. Joseph was MUCH older than Mary, btw.
@Duncan5769, when your character is a prostitute but you have your negotiation stats maxed out
@orion55, recent archeological findings has shown evidence that much of Jesus' feats were exaggerated by the Roman Empire to quell the Jewish belief in a warrior messiah. By giving them a messiah (a much nicer one) the Jews still got their religious figure...but one that proposed kindness rather than fighting against the Romans.
@Duncan5769, or she was raped and didnt want to be stoned to death like it was her fault.
@Duncan5769, from what I've heard the story of the virgin birth was told a few hundred years after Jesus death.
@orion55, but he didn't live up to messiah expectations...
That's why the Jews are still waiting.
@Seohn, I think it was 40 to 60 years after his death.
Long after anyone was about to recall his birth.
@orion55, please, this isn't an attempt to refute your beliefs but an challenge to better your debate. There are two psychological occurrences that MAY provide substance to his claim. 1) self fulfilling prophecy. A child told that they are trash and stupid will (it's been proven) frequently score lower on exams than those told good things about themselves. Therefore people tend to live up to the expectations you set for them. 2) confirmation bias. If you expect to see a miracle, you're more likely to see a miracle. I know that flies in the face of faith but let me phrase it another way, if you think someone is racist, you are more likely to interpret something they said as offensive (whether that particular thing they said was or was not intended that way).
@Canis Arktos, I agree with your points actually. Tbh I was just joking around so readers could have a chuckle, I have no strong opinions on this matter nor was I trying to spark a serious debate.
@Asgardian Hammer, that's pretty interesting actually. (I commented earlier but I'll reiterate- my comment was intended as a charged joke) still very interesting to learn about the Romans!
@Duncan5769, did you just downvote my comment to make yours top comment? ...three days late?
@orion55, not trying to spark a serious debate!?! You can't say something like that and not expect a serious debate!! Where do you think you are?!? This isn't funn... oh.. sorry, it actually is funny pics. As you were. (Side note: my comment got me my first downvote. Or at least the first I've noted.)
@Canis Arktos, (I upvoted Bc I approve lol) also yea I've never been so downvoted in my life before that one stupid joke haha
Jesus was a real man. MAN. Not god.
@Varok Saurfang, Saint Nicholas was real, and parents around the world continued his legacy after he past away
@Joecaliboy, Sooo, santa is based off Saint Nicholas? Here in Belgium we have "Sinterklaas" instead of Santa. He brings presents on the 6th of December. And yes, we do celebrate Christmas but we just give eachother presents.
@they ded, Huh, that's interesting; never know what you'll learn tomorrow
@Joecaliboy, the more you know *shooting star*
Y'all motherf*ckers need santa
Anyone else here a christian? Just curious.
@Stiltzkin, yup, catholic
@Stiltzkin, yup (protestant).
@Stiltzkin, atheist here. Omg triggered
@spiderrrman, why are you triggered?
@Stiltzkin, I'm a Christian!
@Stiltzkin, used to be a Baptist
@Stiltzkin, Used to be a Christian but I can appreciate that you guys sometimes get some undeserved shît.
@Stiltzkin, what's funny is some people actually think Jesus didn't exist. God or no God but Jesus was a person that existed
@Stiltzkin, nope, atheist
@Laquadatarf, I believe that Jesus maybe existed, but i don't believe the miracles and stuff. Aand i don't believe in God :/
@Stiltzkin, I was raised one, but I'm not anymore
@Stiltzkin, I used to be, but then my subscription ran out.
He's not lying
@benderama, actually there is some proof of Jesus' existence however as for anything that's said to have happened to him that's up for debate
@Assassinator2399, have you ever seen the movie " life of Brian" ?
@benderama, that's why I always look on the bright side of life. And also why I whistle.
@Assassinator2399, Science proved he was real just like they proved religions wasn't
@Assassinator2399, ever heard of the Jesus myth theory? There's no consensus to whether Jesus was in fact real, based on a real person, or false. However, if he was real, he wasn't white. No arguments against that are valid
Y'all honestly need to get a life and stop trying to force your bigotry onto people through a entertainment app
Do y'all really have nothing better to do than going onto a entertainment app , making rude and pointless memes and then making stupid comments like ikr and yup
St. Nicolas born in Turkey (factual character with embellished qualities) Jesus Christ born in Bethlehem (factual character who is constantly underestimated)
Praise the Emperor! Purge the heretics!
Just keep looking for him Bob and one day you'll show them all
Repent ye sinners
I can feel the flames coming...