I guess the virgin birth would be a scientific miracle?? Meh, I still don't get how a woman can get preggers like Mary (Maryam) did. If that happened in this day and age, the poor woman would probably get stoned to death for being an adulterous whore.
That Maryam chick makes me suspicious.
In this day & age, if she was a Jewish teen in Israel, she wouldn't be stoned, maybe her Haredi\Hasidic family would disown her though. If she was an Israeli Arab, she'd probably be honor killed. In most Western countries' nothing would happen to her, she'd be a welfare teen mom, living off taxpayers' money & probably ruin her chances of a good career & upward mobility.
The Maryam chick makes you just suspicious
? She makes me sure that she managed to fool poor Joseph & avoid getting stoned.Mary:
Umm Joseph, gotta tell you something, I'm preggie.Joseph:
(shocked) Whaat? You're pregnant
? When? How?...
(furious) How dare you
? We're engaged, & now you won't bleed as you're supposed to, & I'll have you stoned outside your daddy's doorstep. Serves you right, you w****!Mary:
Please Joseph, have pity, don't do this to me, please, please, I'll tell people its YHWH's baby, & the boy can pretend to be our Promised Messiah when he's born.Joseph:
Who's YHWH actually? The boy I saw you talking to near the Temple?Mary:
Umm yeah, but please, I don't want to be stoned. He's Roman*, so my parents won't let me marry him in a million years. Oh he looked sooo handsome in his military uniform & when he spoke to me...!(melting) Joseph:
(thinking) You know, if we marry quickly & even I would tell people that YHWH told me to protect you & the baby should anyone be suspicious how our baby was born so premature, we could probably pull this off.Mary:
(happily)Yippee! No stonings for me.
I knew you'd come to your senses! Oh Joseph, how can I ever thank you. I promise I'll never fool about again.
*It has been speculated since Jesus' time that Jesus' real daddy was a Roman soldier called Panthera
. A soldier by that name really existed, & anti Christian Greek philosopher Celsus claimed that Jesus' father was actually Panthera. Also, the bit about "virgin" is said to be a mistranslation from Hebrew to Greek. More info about all this can be found at the apologetics site below. www.biblestudy.org/basicart/was-mary-a-whore-when-jesus-was-born.html
This site says some foolish stuff, like all apologetics but it speaks about the mistranslation of "young woman" into "virgin".