Thanks to some dozy US Congressman (Republican presumably, given it was in my Twitter TL) I only just learned that the Immaculate Conception was Mary’s conception and nothing to do with Jesus’s virgin birth.
This is probably up there with @ma0sm’s thread about Cat Stevens and Cat’s in the Cradle.
as something I’m guessing lots of people assume. Or maybe it’s just atheists like me who’ve never read a bible nor studied theological stuff.
Anyway, here’s another thread for stuff you recently learned.
a common misconception is that roy orbison was blind. he wasn’t.
unfortunately I didn’t just learn this, so don’t think it qualifies for this thread but I was thinking about it earlier today when one of his songs was on the radio. remember having an argument about it with my dad.
You know what? I didn’t know that about the immaculate conception. Outside of the Catholic church there is far less of an emphasis on Mary (she might get a mention around Christmas time but the focus is on Jesus).
Immaculate conception is very much a Catholic thing, and like many Catholic things has no mention in the bible. Was one of those ‘let women have something nice’ things left over from paganism, which ye ol’ protestant MRAs got rid of