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Unread 07-14-2017, 08:12 AM   #1
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"Tearing The Veil"

Okay, I have to figure out how to bring this up discreetly.

I had a good friend address the tearing of the Temple veil at Jesus' death in sexual terms. I honestly don't know how to explain without getting into difficult territory. His premise is that since the Church is the bride of Christ and that relationship is echoed by the physical marriage of a man and woman, the tearing of the veil is somehow represented in the physical act of a women losing her virginity.

That's as discreet as I can be.

Have ANY of you ever heard something like this because quite honestly, I think he's bonkers.

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Unread 07-14-2017, 08:15 AM   #2
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Oh wow. I just found THIS article.

I don't know what to think.
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Sounds totally bonkers.

Also, the existence of the hymen is a terrible indicator of virginity. One of the issues I have with the Old Testament is that the bloody sheet or lack thereof was used as an indicator of a woman's purity.
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Unread 07-14-2017, 01:47 PM   #4
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This is bizarre, to say the least....
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Unread 07-14-2017, 07:08 PM   #5
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it might be reaching a little, but i wouldn't necessarily discount it straightaway. the OT is full of rich symbolism and imagery, and marriage is a frequent comparison or allegory in both testaments. it isn't a 1:1 comparison, of course, but that doesn't invalidate elements.

let me be clear, i'm not affirming or supporting this reading, just cautioning against writing it off too quickly. i'd have to do more reading before forming an opinion either way. =)
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I'm not TOTALLY dismissing it. It was just something that I had NEVER heard before.

I still have more reading to do when I get the chance.
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there was a paper i read in one of my classes (which i have to dig up from the archives, if you're interested) about the restrictions on women and the period of uncleanness after menstruation or birth having to do with the hazy area between life and death, and the nearness of the divine during that time. it was a fascinating read (i didn't agree with all of it, but it was thought-provoking...and good profs don't expect you to agree 100% anyways) and this tearing of the veil thing kind of made me think of that.

i think with the new flavors of theology, some really new ideas are emerging, and we have the challenge of determining what to consider or reject. i don't agree with all of the new interpretations and ideas out there, but some of the ones i find most jarring or uncomfortable are some of the best challenges, spiritually, theologically, academically, etc.
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