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Virgin Birth in the Animal Kingdom

Arachne

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Well, for one, parthenogenesis doesn't happen in mammals.
 

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I did not know until recently that a Virgin Birth in the animal Kingdom is possible as well, e.g the female Kimodo Dragon is cabable of reproducing by a process called Parthenogenesis , so why do some people ridicule the idea of the human Virgin Birth?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parthenogenesis

The answer is just as obvious as the question is bizarre.
 

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Neat, though!
 

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The Theotokos didn't commit parthenogenesis, she was impregnated by the Holy Spirit.
I think it unwise and unnecessary to speculate and to attempt to define the actual mechanism of the mystery of Jesus' incarnation.

The word "impregnation" may carry overtones of the tale of Leda and the swan (Zeus).
 

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I think it unwise and unnecessary to speculate and to attempt to define the actual mechanism of the mystery of Jesus' incarnation.
"Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost." (St. Matthew 1:18)

The word "impregnation" may carry overtones of the tale of Leda and the swan (Zeus).
It just means "becoming pregnant". "In-pregnant-tion".
 

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The word "impregnation" may carry overtones of the tale of Leda and the swan (Zeus).
The Archangel Gabriel did not say that the Holy Spirit was going to rape Mary.
 
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