Kids at San Benito’s Veterans Memorial High School got one hell of lecture from their teacher the other day. It seems she has all manner of… interesting beliefs about Jesus, Mary Magdalene, the coming apocalypse, and aliens:
Before the teacher was done, she told a roomful of alternately jeering and frightened public school students that Jesus Christ impregnated Mary Magdalene just before his crucifixion. Then she switched to Spanish and over the objections of her students, elaborated at great length on her beliefs.
She told the class that Jesus fell in love with Mary Magdalene when he was 12. They met while he was piloting a boat across the sea. Mary was on the shore, weeping after a bad breakup, the teacher continued, and Jesus saw her and invited her aboard. Mary soon fell in love with Jesus’ eyes, and he kissed her. After that, she says, they were seen together at parks and parties, according to a bilingual commenter’s line-by-line translation at valleycentral.com.
[…] She said that an army of God was coming to destroy this world on December 21, 2012, but not to worry, because Jesus had created another planet that was more beautiful than this one, a Utopia full of waterfalls where everybody was always 25 years old, where money does not exist, but Christmas does, complete with Santa Claus.
And it just keeps getting better from there. Go read the full article for the rest of her claims.
The school has yanked the teacher from her position and replaced her with a sub for the rest of the year. They’re claiming that this is all the result of a bad reaction she had to some of he medication, but it sounds more like she needs to be medicated. The thing is, this isn’t the first time she’s made such proclamations and when asked by a reporter why she said these things her reply was “Because it’s true.” They followed up with her husband who would only say that his wife likes teaching and keep your fucking nose out of our business.
Based on the YouTube video (embedded below) one of her students made of her outburst, I’m inclined to think she believes every word of it. And, again, I have to point out that from an atheistic standpoint I’ve got as much reason to believer her claims as I do any other Christian. Who’s to say that Jesus hasn’t been in contact with her and plans to marry her and bring an army of UFOs this coming December? Nothing she said is all that much more outrageous that a lot of stuff you’ll find in the Bible. Given an all powerful yet mysterious God who does things we struggle to understand it’s hard to see how we can question any of the claims she makes. Yet I bet most Christians will say she’s clearly delusional and talking nonsense without the slightest whiff of self-awareness in doing so.
Here’s that fun YouTube video: