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  •  And this leads to all sorts of moral quandaries. (3+ / 0-)
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    With such a massive power imbalance - supreme being vs. 1st century woman - it's impossible to avoid defining it as rape.  I'm not totally familiar with the story, but it was either an overwhelming display of power carrying an implicit threat or else tantamount to a clandestine divine turkey baster in the night.

    In Roviet Union, money spends YOU.

    by Troubadour on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 06:49:55 AM PST

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    •  You are very close to the thinking of ... (1+ / 0-)
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      it's impossible to avoid defining it as rape
      ... retired Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong who postulated Mary had been raped by a Roman soldier.

      It was about Jesus' spirituality, not his physical entity, but that's verging on serious philosophy which was not your intent.

      "The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another." ~ George Bancroft (1800-1891)

      by JBL55 on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 10:37:37 AM PST

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