Criticism Of The Virgin Mary

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Virgin Mary is a very influential woman in Christianity, particularly in the Roman Catholic sect. She is an example of what all women should strive to become. Historically, Mary has been viewed as a controversial figure in feminist culture. However, the Virgin Mary should truly be considered a feminist icon.
Many may argue that Mary is a passive character, whose only use was as a vessel. There is, however, substantial evidence that this is completely untrue. There are many different scenarios in the Bible that highlight Mary’s strength. For example, one of the first encounters with Mary shows readers her resilience.
“In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
35 The angel answered,
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