12 comments on “Infinite Virginity (What a cool name for a band)…

  1. Your blog is such a breath of fresh air. I agree with you, of course. I was lucky enough to be raised without religion. I read so many mom blogs and they are great, but it’s rare to come across another atheist mom willing to be upfront about it. Even I mostly avoid the subject for numerous reasons. I’m adding you to my blogroll and I look forward to reading much more from you.
    Thank you!

    • Thanks Holly – I appreciate both your comment and your add. The next step I need to take is REALLY coming out of the closet and putting up some pics of myself and my family. Still trying to figure that one out. :)

  2. I hope that everything is going well with you. I am checking in for a dose of sanity. I have been reading too many religious blogs. My head hurts from the irrationality.

  3. Speaking of batshit religious ideas, I just clicked the link on your blogroll to “No Longer Quivering.” Um – WHAT THE !@#$%*???? I have never heard of these people and I thought it was a joke. In fact, I still think it’s a joke, even though I read through several blogs and read the reviews of a couple of those books on Amazon. I’m half convinced Amazon is just in on the joke. Because those people can’t be real, can they? Nonetheless I wanted to thank you for having that link there.

  4. Since no one’s mentioned it, it’s worth pointing out that the Catholic notion of the Immaculate Conception refers to Mary’s conception (not that of Jesus, as non-Catholics tend to assume), and is their workaround for the doctrinal problem you described. It is, of course, as nonsensical as most religious dogma.

      • The “perpetual virginity” thing is exactly what you noted above: the idea that Mary was a virgin before, during, and after the birth of Jesus.

        The Immaculate Conception is the other piece of the puzzle, necessary to avoid the cascading virginity problem that you described above. Rather than trying to argue that Mary descended from a long line of virgins (which would be a stretch, even for the papacy), the church simply asserts that Mary was protected from the effects of original sin at the moment she was conceived.

        Magical, isn’t it?

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