What would it be like if women could have babies on their own? As a single mother, I thought it would be fabulous to have the option of another child without first having to find the right man. I went to Catholic schools as a child, and so spent many years with the nuns contemplating the miracle of Mary's virgin pregnancy [corrected].
He was a man who taught principles for peace, harmony as well as love. He was raised in luxury by his father Shuddodana who was determined to not allow his son to see anything unpleasant. This was to keep the fact that there was ugliness and suffering in the world away from him.
Did the story of the virgin birth of Jesus have its origin in older religious beliefs, like Buddhism? Candidate 1: Gotama Gautama Buddha. Siddhartha Gautama was his name.
From about 80 A. They believe that this happened by the action of the holy spirit, without an act of sexual intercourse. However, the Virgin Birth story was not new when the Messiah was born.
December 19, by Bo Sanders. As Christians we confess that Jesus was born to a virgin. Some people doubt the accuracy of that — but they may not realize that it was not that uncommon back then.
According to Buddhist legendMaha Maya dreamed that a white elephant with six tusks entered her right side, which was interpreted to mean that she had conceived a child who would become either a world ruler or a buddha. After 10 lunar months, feeling that the time of birth was near, she went to the Lumbini grove outside the city of Kapilavastu. While she stood upright and held onto the branch of a sal tree in the posture adopted by mothers of all buddhasthe child came forth from under her right arm.
Christmas, in the religious sense at least, centers on one basic tenet of Christian belief: that Jesus was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born to a virgin mother. But stories of miraculous conception aren't unique to Christianity. Unconventional births can be found far outside the manger in mythologies and religious traditions from ancient Egypt to the Aztec empire; they've even become part of Civil War lore. Horus, ancient Egypt's falcon-headed patron god of kings, was conceived after the murder of his father Osiris.
A lot of us like to think that the Bible is the original, absolute, inviolate word of God. But that comes into question when we realize that many of the biblical stories occur in other, older religions. According to academia, there are at least 32 stories of other virgin births in ancient cultures of bygone eras.