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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:06 AM

The popes new book changes parts of the Bible...

It was just mentioned on cnn
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Can I post this in general discussion too?

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Reply The popes new book changes parts of the Bible... (Original post)
goclark Nov 2012 OP
peacebird Nov 2012 #1
peacebird Nov 2012 #2
goclark Nov 2012 #3
rosesaylavee Nov 2012 #4
southernyankeebelle Nov 2012 #8
Ian David Nov 2012 #12
goclark Nov 2012 #13
CJCRANE Nov 2012 #5
no_hypocrisy Nov 2012 #7
southernyankeebelle Nov 2012 #9
no_hypocrisy Nov 2012 #10
southernyankeebelle Nov 2012 #11
goclark Nov 2012 #14
jody Nov 2012 #6

Response to goclark (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:07 AM

1. Details please?

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Response to goclark (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:10 AM

2. "Pope's book on Jesus challenges Christmas traditions" CNN

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Response to peacebird (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:16 AM

3. Is he the pope that

Gwbush wanted or am I getting all mixed up?
Just curious...thanks

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Response to goclark (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:20 AM

4. So the Pope is leading the War on Christmas this year?

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Response to rosesaylavee (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:41 AM

8. It could be because you see the Pope even believes in science, OMG.

 

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Response to rosesaylavee (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 12:19 PM

12. Or starting a War on Sukkot. n/t

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Response to rosesaylavee (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 04:15 PM

13. Pope recreates Christmas



Pope states that there were not any animals at the Nativity.....


http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/23/explaining-the-popes-christmas-debunking-book/



"Christmas is coming, but according to Pope Benedict's new book, "Jesus of Nazareth - The Infancy Narratives," the date usually given as the ..."

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Response to goclark (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:26 AM

5. It's probably more accurate to say his book *reinterprets* Christmas traditions.

Many Christmas traditions are not based on anything in the Bible, they just sprang up later from folklore. It's also possible to reinterpret stuff in the Bible to have a different meaning than what's commonly accepted.

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:32 AM

7. I heard something similar.

Jesus was supposed to have been born in the spring, not right after winter begins. And the early Church, competing with the pagan festivals of the winter solstice, moved the holiday (holy day) of celebrating the birth of Jesus closer to the Solstice. And the Church also adopted the symbols of the pagans' celebration such as the evergreen tree, lights, festivals, holly, etc.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:45 AM

9. How sad that the birth of Jesus has become a consumers tradition to buy stuff. I find

 

it to get harder and harder to celebrate christmas as christ's birth. I think of it has a holiday for children and a get together for family. I make sure we have a good home cooked meal and try to be together.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:50 AM

10. Agreed. Part of me wonders how much of the stuff bought is actually given as gifts as

opposed to, say, keeping the flat screen TV for one's own living room.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 12:09 PM

11. Well I have to say a couple of years ago we did buy my son and his wife a flat screen tv for

 

the living room. But this year they aren't getting anything but a good home made meal. I usually have my husband who helps me clean up. I kinda of get upset because my son and his wife don't even offer to clean up. It never mattered if we were at my mother's home or my in-laws home when she did all the cooking we made sure we washed the dishes and put them away and left the kitchen clean. My daughter-in-law isn't like that. I don't ask because I feel she should do it without asking. So I decided I'll use plastic paper plates so I'd have less to clean. I usually clean pots and pans as I go along. My husband usually does the washing of the dishes but he had to go to work later and I wanted him to rest up. He is always there so you do what you have to do. Thank goodness we only had the immediate family (5 people).

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 04:23 PM

14. " No Animals in the Manger?"


I'm Christian but the part I don't understand is why it took so long to know there were no animals????


http://www.examiner.com/article/pope-s-new-book-challenges-nativity-scene-says-no-animals-manger

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Response to goclark (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:27 AM

6. What verse(s) have been changed? nt

 

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