Did Jesus Poop?

It's one of the more perplexing questions in Christian theology. A recent article in The Daily Beast explains why, over the centuries, the issue has kept rearing its head:

Much of early Christian theological debate is taken up with the issue of how Jesus is both a god and a human being. Early on there were some early Christians who thought that Jesus only “seemed” to have a human body but in reality was a god. You can see why Christians who held this position thought Jesus never went to the bathroom. This position, which is known as Doceticism, would come to be rejected as heresy, but those who wanted to argue that Jesus was truly human have to explain how the combination of humanity and divinity works. While they are doing that they are also trying to avoid the idea that the divinity in Jesus is somehow defiled by or corrupted by all the disgusting aspects of human bodies. Excrement, in particular, was just the kind of disgusting thing that people wanted to avoid.

There's also a book, published in 2018, with that title (amazon link). I have no idea of its quality (never having read it), but sometimes a title alone can be worth the price of purchase. For instance, the book sounds perfect to include among the reading material in a guest bathroom.

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Jul 05, 2019
     Category: Religion | Books | Excrement





Comments
This is part and parcel of religions - internal logic inconsistencies that followers argue and fight over among themselves for years, if not centuries. I'm reminded of a George Carlin quip: "Hey, Father! Can God make something so big that even he can't move it?"
Posted by KDP on 07/05/19 at 10:56 AM
Did Jesus poop? Hey, why not? Jesus are and drank, and what goes in must come out. If God created the digestive system, and nearly every one of his living creations excretes waste material in some manner by design, then it’s all good.
Posted by Brian on 07/05/19 at 10:36 PM
That explains the constipated look on some Christians.
Posted by Yudith on 07/06/19 at 06:53 AM
Yudith, at least none of them have claimed to see it on their toast yet :(
Posted by John on 07/06/19 at 04:58 PM
After asking eight people from eight different Christian and Muslim sects I have to date received multiple replies that are more speculative than definitive. Go figure.

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