Joseph and Mary the perpetual virgin

joseph and mary the perpetual virgin cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

“Joseph and Mary the Perpetual Virgin” (by nakedpastor David Hayward)

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Poor Joseph. Poor Mary. But one must live up to the expectations of others.

Heaven forbid we sully our holiness with something as sinful as… sex!

In fact, sex is something we talk a lot about at The Lasting Supper. No topic is inappropriate at our table!

About David Hayward

David Hayward runs the blog nakedpastor as a graffiti artist on the walls of religion where he critiques religion… specifically Christianity and the church. He also runs the online community The Lasting Supper where people can help themselves discover, explore and live in spiritual freedom.

  • Sabio Lantz

    The bed in your drawing I could let go, but I wondered if the cat was a bit too anachronistic. So I checked it out and thought “wow!, maybe Moses’ people probably brought back an Egyptian royal cat“.

    But then I remember, “Wait, Moses, Abraham and the Exodus is all myth. We’ve got no archeology or genetics to confirm the myth.” But then I thought, “wait, we do have archeological evidence of Egyptian cats. Wheeew, at least the cat could be real.”

    And that cat — he ain’t worrying about gettin’ any — he’s got no theology standing in his way.

  • C Devon Brown

    If you think about it, it was an angle that placed the child. Yet the story of the angles who fell to earth and had sex with humans produced Giants. Jesus was of normal stature. So what gives?

  • Sabio Lantz

    It was angels impregnating human women, right?
    Jesus was the result of Yahweh (a god) impregnating Mary ( a human).
    The genetics would be different.
    Come on — learn your science!

  • Cecilia Davidson

    The cat would interrupt sexual activity anyway with its asking for food.

  • Jeff P

    Didn’t Jesus have normal non-water walking half brothers?
    If so, were they from Joseph and another woman, Joseph and Mary, or Mary and another man? And were these half-brothers older or younger than Jesus? I’m just curious…

  • klhayes

    The Catholic Church says the word “brothers” is actually “cousins”. For whatever reason, a bunch of celibate men are obsessed with the idea that Mary remained a virgin forever.

  • Dan Sealana

    1) “The Catholic Church” has no official position on whether “brothers” of Jesus were cousins or half-brothers.
    2) How many celibates do you know? And, of them, how many of them are “obsessed” with this idea?

  • Dan Sealana

    David: Are you implying that Catholicism teaches that sex between Mary and Joseph would have been “sinful?” No Catholic doctrine teaches that.

  • klhayes

    Be it cousins or half-brothers, the Catholic Church is going to make the story reflect that Mary was forever a virgin.

    And the people running the Catholic Church are celibate men. And they are all obsessed with her virginity.

  • Dan Sealana

    “And they are all obsessed with her virginity.” – You may want to meet some celibate Catholic priests before casually stereotyping all of them.

  • klhayes

    I am making reference to those in charge. And 13 years of Catholic School…..I have seen enough.