Actually the idea of a virgin birth was a common theme used in the various pagan god-man myths from which the Romans created their version of Christianity.<quoted text>
I never claimed my "insights" are the truth or the only right ones, that's the difference. However, saying that a young unmarried pregnant woman in such an era was loose is more relistic than claiming some God impregnated her and caused a virgin birth.
Many pagan myths were introduced into the state mandated version of Christianity to make it more acceptable to the Roman citizens. Constantine's only reason for taking over Christianity was to unify the Roman Empire.
Jesus is supposed to be Jewish. Yet the Roman Jesus is more like Mithra, Horus, and other pagan myths more familiar to the Romans.
In Judaism, there is no provision for human or god-man sacrifice for sin. Also for one to qualify as the Messiah one would have to be a family man and be born of both man and woman.
The whole idea of a messiah was to be a role model for humanity of what each of us can evolve into, not a god-man whom the leaders of the Roman Empire could claim to represent!
The Jewish Jesus posed a serious threat to the political structure of the Roman Empire with it's pantheon of gods used to manipulate the masses with hate and fear.
The mystical message of the real Jesus was simply that all of us are one with God and that God is Love. This is basically an enlightened form of Judaism based on the omnipresent God of Israel and our place in the omnipresent God of Israel.
It is the egalitarian nature of the mystical form of Christianity that caused the Romans to replace it with something that was simply another variation of the same old oppressive patriarchal structure of power used to maintain power for centuries.
The Romans murdered the historical Jesus, blamed it on the Jews, and the rest is the history of the most horrible religion the world has ever seen!
The historical records are easily accessible and you can read all about it in the comfort of your home on the Internet much easier, now that we have the freedom to question the teachings of a politically powerful church without being burned alive for doing so!