|Mary and the Holy Ghost|
Imagine your reaction if someone in your small town started claiming that he had been born of a virgin. It would be the talk of the town! He would soon become the laughing stock of the county! Every place he went people would ask him to explain…again…how his mother had been impregnated by an invisible ghost.
But we see none of this in the Gospel of Mark, the first gospel written, and the gospel from which Matthew, then Luke, and probably then John used as a template for their stories about Jesus. If there is any kernel of truth in the gospels regarding the life of Jesus, it is most likely in Mark.
But no one asks about Jesus’ virgin birth in Mark’s gospel. No one ridicules Jesus for being the son of a virgin and a ghost. In fact, there is no mention whatsoever in the Gospel of Mark of a virgin birth!
Isn’t that a problem, Christians?