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LOGOS VI Benedictine Deconstruction

LOGOS VI Benedictine Deconstruction

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God's Virgin, The Greek Way, That Woman, The Dolorous Passion of Christ,
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Logos VI Benedictine Deconstructionby David Arthur Walters
 
Darwin Leon's Mona Lisawww.darwinleon.com 
We should never say never to virgin birth.
 
 
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GOD‟S VIRGIN
 
 The divinity of Mary‟s motherhood was declared during the 431 Council at
Ephesus, formalizing in regards to Jesus the Christ the ancient euphemistic parlance
that identified an illegitimate boy as a “son of God” instead of a bastard, a child
ordinarily despised by a patriarchal prejudice predisposed by holy commandment tostoning adulterous mothers to death. Now it was said of Roman custom that if a
soldier visited a man‟s house, leaving his weapons outside, it was a common courtesy 
for the man to share his wife with the soldier; perhaps the existence of such a custom was the basis for a speculative insult to Jewry, that Jesus was actually the son of aRoman centurion. In any case, any faithful husband would surely be blessed if no less
than the Lord Almighty wanted to make God‟s Cuckold out of him. Of course we
should never say never to virgin human conception, no matter how scientifically improbable such an event might have been. In April 2004, scientists at TokyoUniversity of Agriculture used parthenogenesis to successfully create fatherless micein April of 2004. Theoretically, the process could be used to reproduce humans. Or a virgin birth might occur as a freak of nature, or, if you please, as an act of God, a self-creation we might call a Divine Parthenogen. The
Gospel According to Matthew 
providesthis sacred rationale:
“Now the birth of Jesus
Christ was as follows. When His mother Mary hadbeen betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with childby the Holy Spirit. And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man, and not wanting to disgrace her, desired to put her away secretly. But when he had considered this,
behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, „Joseph, son of 
David, do not be afraid to take Mary was your wife; for that which has beenconceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bear a Son; and you shall call His
name Jesus, for it is He who will save His people from their sins.‟ Now all this took 
place that what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet might be fulfilled,
saying, „Behold, the Virgin shall be with child, and shall
bear a Son, and they shall call
His name Immanuel, which translated means, „God with us‟.”
 
Of course the prophet referred to is Isaiah, whose prophecy given in the Old Testament at
Isaiah 
7:14 is conveniently taken out of context according to the practiceof Pharisee scribes taken up by Christian ministers to prove their points. Immanuel,
 we are further informed, “will eat curds and honey at the time He knows enough torefuse evil and choose good.” And the Lord in those days will “whistle for th
e fly thatis in the remotest part of the rivers of Egypt, and the bee that is in the land of Assyria,and they will all come and settle on the steep ravines, on the ledges of the cliffs, on allthe thorn bushes, and on all the watering places. In that day the Lord will shave with arazor, hired from the regions beyond the Euphrates, the head and the hair of the legs;and it will also remove the beard. Now it will come about in that day that a man willkeep alive a heifer and a pair of sheep: and it will happen that because of the
 
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abundance of the milk produced he will eat curds, for everyone that is left within theland will eat curds and honey. And it will come about in that day, that every place where there used to be a thousand vines, valued at a thousand shekels of silver, willbecome briars and thorns. People will come there with bows and arrows because allthe land will be briars and thorns. And as for all the hills which used to be cultivated with the hoe, you will not go there for fear of briars and thorns; but they will become
a place for pasturing oxen and for sheep to trample.”
 When the true messiah appears, a totalitarian theocracy shall be established
under this King of Jews: “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to u
s; andthe government will rest on His shoulders; and his name will be called WonderfulCounselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to theincrease of His government or of peace, on the throne of David and over hiskingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on
and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this.” ( 
Isaiah 
8:6-7)
 
 We do not find a historical record that the Lord actually, as foretold, whistledfor the flies or shaved the hairs and such in the days of Jesus, the savior claimed to bethe Immanuel prophesied of old. No doubt Origen, the mystical symbolist of the Alexandrian theological school, would have no difficulty reconciling that pretext withthe text i
n a state of “sober drunkenness,” for he intended his allegorical devices to
craft a familial relationship between Judaism and Christianity; after all, the thriving city founded by Alexander the Great was teeming with Christians and Jews who had bestget along well for their trade to prosper. The city was renowned for its intellectualexchanges as well.
 
 THE GREEK WAY 
 
 The philosopher Celsus, in the first great attack on Christian thinking, took Origen to task for his hermeneutics. Origen, in
Philocalia 
, a compilation of passages
from Origen‟s works made by St. Gregory of Nazianzus and St. Basil of Ceasarea, wefind Origen‟s complaint to Ambrose that “Greek philosophers… allege that the noble
truths of Christianity have be
en better expressed among the Greeks.” For example,
Celsus pointed out that the precept calling for turning the other cheek instead of 
striking back “is an old saw” better expressed by Plato in
Crito
when he makes
Socrates say, “Then we must do no wrong. C
ertainly not. Nor when injured injure in
return, as the many imagine; for we must injure no one at all. Clearly not….” Indeed,
in respect to the Golden Rule, we might add that it is better expressed platonically,that it is better to suffer an injury than to do one, and so on, and to therefore lay down our lives for peace instead of saying that a life worth living is worth killing for.
 
In his 2006 speech at Regensberg University, Pope Benedict XVI seemed to be
in harmony with the very Hellenic prejudice Origen criticized: “I believe that there is aprofound harmony,” declared Benedict, “between what is Greek in the best sense of 

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