Where Christmas Comes From – Part 1

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What’s the world coming to?! Someone in institutional Christianity has debunked several Christmas myths, and that person is probably the most powerful one of the bunch – Pope Benedict XVI. The PR for his book “Jesus of Nazareth – The Infancy Narratives” says he’s even challenging Christmas traditions by looking at the early life of Jesus. http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/22/world/europe/vatican-pope-jesus-book/index.html

I do applaud the pope, but tepidly. Don’t get me wrong. I’m a Christian myself, and there seems to be several good corrections. Two the pope points out: [1] The Gospels do not support the presence of animals at Jesus’ birth — a detail apparently added in later centuries. [2] The Christian calendar is actually based on a blunder by a 6th century monk, who Benedict says was several years off in his calculation of Jesus’ birth date. These are Scripturally and historically accurate corrections, but while the pope swipes away a few…

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We are His offspring! In Him we live and move and have our being.
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