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Featured Is it wrong that a female portray Jesus Christ?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Jonathan Bailey, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Jonathan Bailey

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    Mother Angelica thought so in 1993.
    I think so too.



    I think it was an embarrassment to America when the Pope visited Denver to see a broad portraying Christ.

    I do believe that God has one and only one begotten Son. No begotten daughters of God are ever mentioned in the Good Book.

    Can you imagine a woman playing Babe Ruth in a film or even Neil Armstrong?
    Can you imagine a girl playing Pinocchio?
    Can you imagine a boy playing Mary, the Mother of Jesus (except in Shakespeare's time)?
    Can you imagine a muscle man like Hulk Hogan, Arnold Schwarzenegger or the Iron Sheik playing Queen Victoria?
     
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    Thank gods I'm a Pagan where we don't give a crap what's between your legs when it comes to leadership roles or portrayals of divinity. :D
     
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    You think that's bad?
    Now there's talk of a handicapped differently abled black
    Hasidic Jewish gender questioning transfemale James Bond.
    Er...."Jamie" Bond.
     
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    Sad that you refer women as "broads."
     
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    But people caring about gender is not the result of religion. Conservative fundamentalists are the ones that overemphasize traditionalism.
     
  6. Jonathan Bailey

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    Any female that dares portray Our Lord and Savior is not worthy of the title "lady".

    It's utter perversion. It's an abominable blasphemy. It's the devil's very own craft.

    It makes a mockery of Christ. It vainly tries to cheapen divinity.
     
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    Oh, and to respond to your edits? Yeah, it's painfully easy for me to imagine all of those things. I mean, none of the examples you gave connect to mandatory sexual functions. If you asked me to imagine a human male giving birth, well... I can, but it's physically impossible (transsexuality notwithstanding).
     
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    I know for fact that the male seahorse carries the young inside his body. But no, I can't dare dream of a man of the Homo sapiens kind being pregnant any more than I can imagine a Homo sapiens woman penetrate and "fertilize" a man with her eggs.
     
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    I'm Jane. Jane Bond.
     
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    Not sure how that's relevant. You only talk about humans in your OP, and I specified humans in my response. I mean, if you want to bring the entire spectrum of biodiversity into this we can, but do so at your own risk because it will really not serve your argument well at all.
     
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    If a god exists it might be female, and why not? Maybe Jesus was transgender!:D
     
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    I dunno. Sometimes role reversal can be a lot of fun.
     
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    A broad?
     
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    It seems a bit bizarre for a woman to portray Christ as in the four gospels and seems a misrepresentation at some level. What's the purpose?

    If you mean in some sense men and women believers are in a sense ambassadors for Christ or have the spirit of Christ here in the world. That's fine

    However, regarding the mass in Latin? I'm not seeing Biblical support for that and think the language of the common people is better after all the New Testament was written in street greek
     
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    There's a possibility Jesus may have been both male and female in terms of what organs he had, see this article:

    Jesus may have been a hermaphrodite, claims academic

    So at least one academic is entertaining it as a possibility

    According to Wikipedia 1 in every 1,500 births is intersex, and those would be only the ones that are externally observable, so the true number is likely to be higher

    Pic related, (far left)
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    If this were the case, a woman portraying him would be much less of an issue

    But of course, we will never know until he returns. Not that it matters anyway...
     
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    Helen Mirren totally rocked the role of Prospero in Shakespeare's The Tempest.


    Now I wanna go watch this movie again!
     
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    A broad! How sad that the word still exist in the context you used it
     
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    Chances are he didnt exist as depicted in the bible anyway so that is something of a venomous rant for a possibility
     
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    There was a girl in my class at school called Jane Bond. There was another called Theresa Green
     
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    I saw a light haired white man portray Jesus in a church once. I thought that was very wrong. And all of those European paintings of Jesus as a light white guy, I think they should be burned. It is so wrong to depict Jesus in a way he didn't look. Since he was a Jew back in the day, he would have had dark hair, brown eyes and tan skin. We need to get rid of anything that doesn't show that. Wouldn't that include a lot of stuff at the Vatican and early Byzantine mosaics, any American made movies about Jesus, etc. Oh well, we can't have Jesus wrongly portrayed, can we?
     
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