While you guys are tossing around pregnant speculations, why is it that none of you seem to know the history of Mary and the actual circumstances of her life about the time she became pregnant? Wouldn't a bit of background on her help you see how untenable some speculations are?
Here is some background. Mary was a resident of the Temple. She was a spinner of thread for the maintenance of the Temple. She was pre-puberescent. The Preist wanted her to move out of the Temple before she began her menstral cycles. She was offered for marriage by lots set before God for a sign for who should marry her. An elder man named Joseph, was strongly compelled to participate, though he objected to the whole idea. To Joseph's shock a sign appeared on his lot. Joseph in his utter embarrasment and humiliation was now betrothed to a child. Angels came to Mary to tell her she would have a child. Joseph told people the girl now with him, was his daughter.
You guys obviosly know nothing about Mary's actual circumstances, so you spin up old historical accusations and try to support it. The fact that Mary's pregnancy stirred up such a controversy in both her time and to the present, should indicate this was a pregnancy that was streching people's credulity. In other words, even then people just had a hard time believing the girl, and they just had to find explanations, put her and Joseph on trial, attempt to examine her virginity after Jesus was born. Mary was a great controversy in her community, and this can only be because of the unusual circumstances of her unexplained pregnancy.
Edited by Vatic, 27 September 2012 - 12:18 AM.