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Oy Vey Maria! The Virgin Birth as Mistake, Marketing, and Major Distraction

Rev. David Felten | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Rev. David Felten

There really is something about Mary. Catholics aren't the only ones who harbor a measure of devotion to Jesus' mother that can sometimes border on the fanatic. But Mary can be a bit of problem.

Jaweed Kaleem

Surprising Number Of Americans Celebrate Christmas But Don't Believe In It

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.18.2013 | Religion

As the center of the biggest commercial season in the U.S., it's no surprise that a majority of Americans -- Christian or not -- observe Christmas. ...

Getting Closer to Christmas

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 02.14.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

In order to understand fully the meaning Christmas, one must be acquainted with what happened several months earlier.

The Surprising Truth Behind Biblical Prophecies

Dr. Joel Hoffman | Posted 02.08.2014 | Religion
Dr. Joel Hoffman

Ask most people what happens to prophecies in the Bible, and the response will be that they get fulfilled. But that popular answer is based on a fundamental translation mistake.

Mary: Mother of God Or Jewish Mother Of Seven?

James D. Tabor | Posted 07.31.2013 | Religion
James D. Tabor

Christian dogma and devotion, as sincere as it might be, robs the mother who bore Jesus of her humanity. The very concept of an asexual "mother of God" is alien and foreign to Jewish culture and to the Hebrew Bible.

Did Paul Invent The Virgin Birth?

James D. Tabor | Posted 02.22.2013 | Religion
James D. Tabor

I am convinced that the idea of Jesus' birth from a virgin--without a human father--implicitly goes back to the apostle Paul.

PHOTOS: Celebrating The Immaculate Conception Of The Most Blessed Virgin Mary

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 12.08.2012 | Religion

Dec. 8 is the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrated in the Roman Catholic and related Christian churches. The I...

Yes, James the Brother of Jesus!

Robert Orlando | Posted 09.25.2012 | Religion
Robert Orlando

Paul, in his Galatians autobiography, identifies James as a man who replaced Peter as the head of the early Church. Additional apocryphal and secular sources assume James as heir to the church and rightfully so as his brother.

Proposed Jesus Film Angers Christians With Story Of Jesus Born Of Roman Rapist

Posted 06.27.2012 | Religion

A proposed new film about Jesus is outraging conservative Christians with its unorthodox story line. The Daily Mail reports the movie is based o...

The Very Pregnant Mary And Joseph Have A Chat

John Shore | Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion
John Shore

He told me not to be afraid, that I had found favor with God. "You will be with child," it said, "and give birth to a son. And you are to give him the name Jesus."

Immaculate Conception In The Animal Kingdom

Posted 12.18.2011 | Women

In complete disregard of some pretty significant biblical symbolism, the unthinkable has happened to a copperhead snake: She's become a virgin mother....

A Christmas Card From A Muslim Daughter

Kari Ansari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kari Ansari

The fact that Muslims accept and believe in the virgin birth of Jesus has been a golden thread that links my childhood Christmas memories to my very fulfilling adult life as a Muslim.

The Importance Of Mary's Virginity

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

It is quite possible as a Christian to believe Jesus had a biological father and believe the story of the virgin conception says something important. It all depends on what you think "virgin" means.

Jesus Coils Around Me and Tightens Until I Can't Breathe and Then Eats Me, This I Know

Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Carol Hartsell

This is the world we live in now. Jesus is real, he's back, and he's a bunch of snakes.

Virgin Birth: Poll Says One In Three Believe It Really Happened

Christian Today | Jennifer Gold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

A poll out today from public theology think tank Theos has found that more than a third of Britons believe that the virgin birth really happened. In ...

Bristol Palin Shocker: Baby's Father Revealed!

David Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Goldstein

Oh. My. God. REUTERS -- The father of the unborn baby being carried by the 17-year-old daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin...