15th November 2013

“Most modern liberal theologians have generally rejected the virgin birth. They regard it as a religious myth that was added to Christian belief in the late first century CE and was triggered by a Greek mistranslation of the book of Isaiah from the original Hebrew. Its purpose was to make Christianity more competitive with contemporary Pagan religions in the Mediterranean region, most of whom featured their founder having being born of a virgin. Without the claim of a virgin birth, it is unclear whether Christianity could have survived.”

Bruce Robinson

2 Responses to “15th November 2013”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Considering the mythological origins of ALMOST all religions (Buddhism being the only one with a verifiable historical figure at the foundation), who really cares what got grafted on to who and for what reason?

  2. Dan Says:

    I’ve never been able to understand this – if they don’t believe in the veracity of the virgin birth (and other things, like the resurrection), why do they still call themselves Christians?

    Don’t get me wrong, I applaud them for recognizing that such things aren’t true…