16th December, 04

This is the time when Christians celebrate a central doctrine, that of the Virgin birth of Jesus as given in the first chapter of the gospel of Luke.

The angel came unto her (Mary) ….and when she saw him she was troubled….The angel said…..”the Holy Ghost will come upon thee….and thou shall conceive in thy womb and bring forth a son.”

Although Luke is considered to have been a physician, neither he nor anyone had any idea what process was involved in conception. It was simply seen as the male implanting his seed into the female, who provided the place for the child to develop.

It is only in the last few decades that scientists have been able to unravel the intricacies of fertilisation. So let us state them again in terms of everyday knowledge.

Conception in homo sapiens can only occur naturally when the female releases a mature ovum, which is penetrated by one of the millions of sperm injected into the vagina by a male penis. Fertilisation usually occurs in the fallopian tube before the ovum implants in the uterus. A variation to this occurs when the ovum is physically removed and fertilised in the laboratory with a specific male sperm and then returned to the uterus.

In a virgin the entrance to the vagina is closed by the hymen and an intact hymen signifies virginity. So let us return to contemplate the conception of the Immaculate Virgin.

How did the male Jesus-sperm enter into Mary’s vagina and proceed to pierce her ovum? What procedure did the Holy Ghost use for the penetration? Who supplied the sperm? Was it Yahweh, the Holy Ghost or Jesus himself, who, according to the Bible, was the part of the Trinity responsible for the creation of the earth and everything therein? Humanity is expected to believe that Jesus, the infinite creator god, becomes a microscopic sperm.

Obviously Jesus could no longer be in Heaven and also developing in Mary’s womb, so there could not be a functioning Trinity.

For fertilisation to occur the female and the male must supply 23 chromosomes each, so Jesus would have to be 50 per cent human. Moreover, the male chromosomes must be human or human-compatible. This is crucial. Sub-human or super-human is not good enough for fertilisation.

Is it possible that the mating of gods in ancient literature, including the Bible, is simply hogwash and purely mythical?

Atheists consider it to be so.

Adults no longer believe in the tooth fairy or Santa Claus. How much longer will they believe in the notion of the Immaculate Conception and the Virgin Mary? Could it be that most people are brainwashed and have never given the matter any thought or consideration? Surely it is now the time to do so.