Did mary have a vaginal Birth.
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(04-29-2013, 07:01 PM)jim111 Wrote: I heard somewhere that Mary did not have a Vaginal birth because she would loose her sign of purity.

What's impure about childbirth?  How would having a vaginal birth compromise her purity?  I don't think it does. 

Genesis 3:16 Wrote:To the woman he said, "I will greatly multiply your pain in childbearing;
in pain you shall bring forth children,
yet your desire shall be for your husband,
and he shall rule over you."

Painful labor is a punishment for Eve's disobedience, and since Mary was without original sin, one would logically deduce that her birth was pain-free, as God intended it.  But it would be silly to think that birth itself is a consequence of original sin.  If God designed the female reproductive system to work the way it does, how would Our Lord come into the world any other way?

(04-29-2013, 08:48 PM)moneil Wrote: I was born in 1951, which means that I went to Parochial School taught by nuns in full habits either before VII or before "things changed".  Whenever we asked "these kinds of questions" the standard pre VII response was "It is a mystery; don't worry about, just believe it!"

See, that response would really bother me, and I think it is insulting to a child's intelligence to dismiss their curiosity in this way.  As a teacher, I don't think there is anything to be gained by telling your students not to think.  How do you think a young St. Thomas Aquinas would have felt if someone told him at the age of 8, "See, the Holy Trinity is a mystery.  Don't worry about it, just believe it"?  Perhaps some people are simpler than others and this answer would satisfy the minds of simpler souls.  But I know many intelligent people who were turned off by the faith because asking questions and posing challenges was discouraged.  I think it's because sometimes students ask questions that the teacher is not prepared or qualified to answer.  It is better for a teacher to say, "I don't know.  Let's do some research and I'll help you figure it out as much as I can." than to say, "Don't question it, just believe it."
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Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by jim111 - 04-29-2013, 07:01 PM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by moneil - 04-29-2013, 08:48 PM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by DrBombay - 04-29-2013, 09:17 PM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by Poche - 04-30-2013, 04:29 AM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by SCG - 04-30-2013, 09:14 AM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by Chestertonian - 04-30-2013, 10:48 AM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by Satori - 04-30-2013, 11:50 AM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by Tim - 04-30-2013, 12:49 PM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by Doce Me - 04-30-2013, 01:49 PM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by loggats - 04-30-2013, 03:56 PM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by loggats - 04-30-2013, 04:12 PM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by Satori - 04-30-2013, 04:53 PM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by Satori - 04-30-2013, 06:27 PM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by Satori - 04-30-2013, 06:27 PM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by DrBombay - 04-30-2013, 07:17 PM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by Poche - 05-01-2013, 03:41 AM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by Felix E - 05-01-2013, 03:51 AM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by Joshua - 05-01-2013, 04:32 AM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by Tim - 05-01-2013, 08:48 AM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by Satori - 05-01-2013, 10:36 AM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by SCG - 05-01-2013, 12:07 PM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by Joshua - 05-01-2013, 04:29 PM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by Warrenton - 05-01-2013, 05:10 PM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by Doce Me - 05-01-2013, 07:02 PM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by Warrenton - 05-01-2013, 07:26 PM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by Satori - 05-01-2013, 08:04 PM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by Tenmaru - 05-01-2013, 11:03 PM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by Satori - 05-01-2013, 11:06 PM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by Warrenton - 05-02-2013, 01:01 AM
Re: Did mary have a vaginal Birth. - by Joshua - 05-02-2013, 02:30 AM



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