According to the 'age of consent' in the USA, God is a pedophile.
November 11, 2017 5:41am CST
Mary was not a 'woman' in the strict sense of the term but just a teenage girl. Most Christian historians speculate she was 15-16 at the time of Jesus' birth. (gotquestions.org/how-old-was-Mary.html) Probably the largest relationship age-gap in history. Now, before anyone throws a hissy-fit, I am NOT saying God is a pedophile. I am also NOT saying pedophilia is okay and trying to use this as a basis to rationalize it. I am saying that by today's standards, He would 'fit the mold'. Really old guy, under-age chick. And it doesn't take much of an imagination to suppose if it happened today, some moron would attempt to take God to court over it. Yes, my mind goes weird places early in the morning at times...
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• Redlands, California
@JolietJake Which a god would not do unless he was teaching them, but if he was teaching them, what teacher teaches them like this? No one but a psycho. Just saying. I hated this, but now the world is in a loony farm, needs to be said.
• Redlands, California
@Daelii That's what people did through study and hard work, not god. I would try but my brain becomes dumb. So I say God is better, gives people more hope. I get why some rich people are un happy, but others are frauds.
• United States
Hmmm... not to step this far, but I wonder if this is why many catholic priests are caught up in acts of pedophilia. I've seen numerous articles over the years about molestation by priests and how they think it's somehow justifiable. Perhaps they rationalize it with the same idea you provided... Who knows?!
• Olney, Illinois
Although it is no longer so, for many years 'The Church' didn't want their members to read the Bible...they wanted the parishioners to accept the Church as being infallible on their interpretation of things. Seems they still try to avoid discussing the issue of molestation by priests when they can.
• St. Louis, Missouri
It amazes me what different cultures consider to be ‘of age’ to marry or have a child. Yet, there are plenty of 15 or 16 year olds here in the US getting pregnant anyway and it’s seen as almost acceptable. Really shows the sad state that our world is in now.
• East Tawas, Michigan
Yes, Mary was a young girl, at the time of Jesus' birth. Yet she remained a virgin, until she was married. Loretta Lynn was 14, when she got married. Many cultures condone young girls becoming brides, as it is today, also. Some countries, 12-13 year old females are taken for a wife and she has nothing to say about it!:( I don't approve, in the least!Also, the men have as many wives as they can afford. God didn't orchestrate this plan, men did!