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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:19 AM

Hark! The Herald Angels Didn’t Sing

We are in Advent, but over the transom has come the sobering news that Image Books has just published a book written by the pope, “Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives,” in which he observes that there was neither an ox nor a donkey in the stable where Jesus was born. Nor did a host of angels sing. They spoke.

Is “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing” doomed?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/opinion/what-didnt-happen-in-bethlehem.html?hp

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elleng Dec 2012 OP
NYC_SKP Dec 2012 #1
elleng Dec 2012 #2
JaneyVee Dec 2012 #3
elleng Dec 2012 #4
Nye Bevan Dec 2012 #5
elleng Dec 2012 #6
Voice for Peace Dec 2012 #7
defacto7 Dec 2012 #8
Zax2me Dec 2012 #9

Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:20 AM

1. hugz!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:25 AM

2. 2 U 2!!!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:27 AM

3. And the Pope knows this how?

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:33 AM

4. Read?

'He writes: “In the Gospel there is no reference to animals at this point. But prayerful reflection, reading Old and New Testaments in the light of one another, filled this lacuna at a very early state by pointing to Isaiah 1:3: ‘The ox knows its owner, and the ass its master’s crib, but Israel does not know.’ ” A few pages later, the pope explains that “Christianity has always understood that the speech of angels is actually song.”

But the clear point of the book — and of the biographical trilogy that this volume completes — is that Roman Catholics should know what the Gospels say about Jesus and stick to it. They should not be distracted by popular myth, or even by historical scholarship.'

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:35 AM

5. Next they'll be telling us that the shepherds weren't watching their flocks by night.

And that the little drummer boy never drummed.

That reminds me: why are there only 25 letters in the alphabet? Because the angel said "No L"!

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:43 AM

6. HA!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:07 AM

7. here is photographic proof of the virgin birth

with the proud parents



This Christmas we celebrate the birth of the son of Dog.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:47 AM

8. But what about Santa?

Ask the Pope that one... Bet he doesn't know.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:05 AM

9. Boy, nice to know that Christianity is policed so well.

 

By NON-Christians.
What would they do without you?!

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