Vanessa Yaremchuk wrote:
> > Yeah, I've always thought that whole immaculate conception thing is most
> > amusing. Imagine Joseph's face when Mary comes home sprogged up claiming
> > some crusty deity did it.....bollocks....Joseph would chop her up.
> Supposedly, the original text of the bible uses a word that could be
> translated as "young woman". It was later translated/interpretted as
True Venessa. The term can mean either young woman or virgin, but under the circs, there is no reason to believe the writer meant virgin. The conception referred to in that passage presumably came about in the traditional manner. spike