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From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" <ddanehy@siebel.com>
Subject: RE: (whorl) Re: Digest whorl.v012.n105
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 11:27:28 

Alga oozed:

> Let's not forget that Mary's impregnation was exactly the same 
> as that of Zeus's numerous ladyfriends. She didn't exactly ask
> for it, did she?

Well... yes. Check out the Gospel according to Luke (the _only_
account of the Annunciation to Mary -- Mt. has an account of the
Annunciation to Joseph, a different matter). The angel tells her
what God has in mind, and Mary says, "Let it be done to me," and
proceeds a few paragraphs (but possibly several months) later to
sing one of the finest psalms in the Bible in praise of God for
doing this very thing. 

Okay, it's a man's account told decades later: but (a) if we're
talking about the text we have, then there's no point in saying
"yeah, but"  the text is the text; and (b) this text is the 
only evidence we have at all, one way or another: you certainly
can't support your claim simply by saying "there is no evidence
at all."

--Dan'l


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