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Jesus may have been a hermaphrodite, claims academic (feminist theologian stokes controversy)
The Telegraph ^ | 03/02/2012 | By John Bingham

Posted on 03/02/2012 6:59:17 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Dr Susannah Cornwall claimed that it is “simply a best guess” that Jesus was male.

Her comments, which are bound to provoke fury in some quarters, were published in response to the ongoing debate about women bishops in the Church of England. Dr Cornwall, of Manchester University’s Lincoln Theological Institute, describes herself on her blog as specialising in: “Research and writing in feminist theology, sexuality, gender, embodiment, ethics and other fun things like that.”

In her paper “Intersex & Ontology, A Response to The Church, Women Bishops and Provision”, she argues that it is not possible to know “with any certainty” that Jesus did not suffer from an intersex condition, with both male and female organs.

In an extraordinary paper she says: “It is not possible to assert with any degree of certainty that Jesus was male as we now define maleness.

“There is no way of knowing for sure that Jesus did not have one of the intersex conditions which would give him a body which appeared externally to be unremarkably male, but which might nonetheless have had some “hidden” female physical features.”

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Current Events; History; Religion & Culture; Theology
KEYWORDS: feminism; feminist; hermaphrodite; jesus
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1 posted on 03/02/2012 6:59:26 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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It is impossible to tell what moles he had too. This is laughable.


2 posted on 03/02/2012 7:00:53 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good grief!


3 posted on 03/02/2012 7:01:35 AM PST by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Isn’t it great to be an academic? You can imagine things like these, get published, and still get tenure.

And tax payers pay for her salary, while your kids sit in her classroom absorbing this.


4 posted on 03/02/2012 7:01:41 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Does her paper come in bathroom tissue size?


5 posted on 03/02/2012 7:02:45 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: cuban leaf

RE: It is impossible to tell what moles he had too. This is laughable.

That’s part 2 of her dissertation along with the color of His eyes and hair.


6 posted on 03/02/2012 7:02:59 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Fury?

No, I pity the woman.


7 posted on 03/02/2012 7:03:27 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Great White Throne


8 posted on 03/02/2012 7:04:35 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: SeekAndFind

>> Dr Susannah Cornwall claimed that it is “simply a best guess” that Jesus was male.

She’ll find out for sure some terrible day.


9 posted on 03/02/2012 7:05:00 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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He may have also been a large, talking tabby cat... but I doubt it.

but which might nonetheless have had some “hidden” female physical features.”

Ooooo, crypto-ovaries.

“Research and writing in feminist theology, sexuality, gender, embodiment, ethics and other fun things like that.”

Heavy on the feminism, sexuality and gender. Very light on the theology and ethics.

10 posted on 03/02/2012 7:05:14 AM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Some ideas are so stupid only an intellectual could believe them.”

~George Orwell


11 posted on 03/02/2012 7:05:38 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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In that business you seem to gain status by the most perverse imaginations.

Great Britain is in trouble.

12 posted on 03/02/2012 7:06:12 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Nervous Tick

I think we should start burning down buildings, marching down the streets and shooting guns in the air just like our mooslem friends would do. /s


13 posted on 03/02/2012 7:06:13 AM PST by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: SeekAndFind

>> You can imagine things like these, get published, and still get tenure... And tax payers pay for her salary

It works so well for the global warming academic industry. Why not franchise it into other areas of make-believe academia?


14 posted on 03/02/2012 7:07:00 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: SeekAndFind
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15 posted on 03/02/2012 7:08:04 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: SeekAndFind

It is not possible to assert with any degree of certainty that Dr Susannah Cornwall has any serviceable intelligence, but folks, I think she’s provided enough clues.


16 posted on 03/02/2012 7:08:23 AM PST by KStorm (Birth control for liberals, big families for conservatives.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Holy moly.....

unnnnbelievable the lengths some folks will go to.

Sigh.

Give us strength Lord, and guide our course.
Tatt


17 posted on 03/02/2012 7:08:31 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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In an extraordinary paper she says: “It is not possible to assert with any degree of certainty that Jesus was male as we now define maleness. “There is no way of knowing for sure that Jesus did not have one of the intersex conditions which would give him a body which appeared externally to be unremarkably male, but which might nonetheless have had some “hidden” female physical features.”

She's absolutely right!!!!

Of course, she's a little late to this meme.

It's also impossible to assert with any degree of certainty that Jesus was not a raptor.


18 posted on 03/02/2012 7:10:10 AM PST by Lazamataz (If unemployment helps the economy, like the W.H. says, then CONTRACTING CANCER MAKES YOU HEALTHIER!)
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Definitively Bump worthy post by our FRiend Tijeras_Slim - “Some ideas are so stupid only an intellectual could believe them.”

~George Orwell

Gotta love ol’ George.
Tatt


19 posted on 03/02/2012 7:12:10 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder why she’s not claiming Muhhamad was a hermaphrodite...I guess she enjoys having a head!


20 posted on 03/02/2012 7:13:08 AM PST by apillar
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