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How would you progress to obtain the DNA of the alleged father?
I'd be very surprised if that carpenter guy was the one responsible.
But Mary had encounters with a fellow named Gabriel; I guess he could be found.
On the other hand: We know that Mary was traveling alone at several occasions, so the number of candidates could be large. They could be ruled out one by one. If no match was found, how far would you go before concluding that the claims from the young girl, about who is the father, are true?
Most likely you'd find a hit with some attractive young man of name Gabriel.
The Jesus that Mattew talks about was born 4BC or earlier, Herod died in 4BC, and he was king hwen Mattew's Jesus was born.
The Jesus that Luke talks about was born when Quirinius was governor of Syria, which he became in 6AD, so this Jesus was born 6AD or later.
There is practically speaking nothing in common in the childhood stories about the two Jesuses. The Lukas Jesus was not visited by any wisemen, received no gifts, and no star was worthy of mention. They came traveling to Bethlehem, had to stay in a stable and were visited by shepherds. Augustus and Quirinius were active, but no threat to kill newborn boys - no Herod. Mary was told to name the boy Jesus. Jesu grandfather was Eli, great grandfather Mattat, som of Levi. Luke telsls about Simeon and Anna praising the boy child. After the census, the little family traveled directly back home to Nasareth, with no mention of any problems.
The Matthew Jesus was visited by wisemen in the house where they lived, in Bethlehem, giving valuable gifts. There is no mention of shepherds or angels or stable, but of a star above the house. There was no traveling, no census, no Quirinius, no Simeon nor Anna praising the boiy. But the hunt for newborn boys forced them to flee from their home to Egypt. Not until they returned from Egypt did they settle in Nazareth; they didn't dare to return to Bethlehem. The grandfather of this Jesus Jacob, great grandfather was Mattan, son of Eleasar. His mother was told to name him Immanuel.
If both stories are true, maybe the young Matthew Jesus knew the (at least) ten year older Luke Jesus. I don't know how many inhabitants Nazareth had at that time; I guess it was so small that everybody knew of each other, even if they were not close friends. Which of the two became the preacher is anybody's guess.
So could've a nuclear war, pandemic, asteroid impact,...there's still hope!
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Sometime back, someone posted a post about paying taxes here in Lounge but i'm not able to find it using the search functionality & i needed its direct link.
The post contained the below text:
Society comes at a cost, and things need paying for, one way or another. If not through taxes, then through increased prices and insurance.
Who pays for the roads that transport goods from farms and factories to the shops, and on which you drive from your house to go and buy? Either the government or a private company – either way, they’re going to want paying. Same for schools, hospitals, etc etc.
That's only one way to see it. When my ancestors heard that the Romans were coming to bring them civilisation and taxes, they thought that this was some form of collective slavery. They destroyed three Roman legions to prove the point.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.