Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas myths.

A friend of mine, posted on facebook a link to several myths about christmas.  most of which i laughed at.  so i thought i would share some of them here and comment.

1. the Wise men were not at the birth of Christ.
okay there is a pastor out there who has not mentioned this in one of his sermons?  really? okay this might have been shocking at first but then it just makes sense.  why else would Herod kill all the babies who are two years old or younger according to what the wise men told him about the star? 

2. the christmas carol Away in a manger is wrong.
the writer of the artical pointed out that when the carol says.."but little lord jesus no crying he makes..." it are actually saying that jesus was a child that never cried.  come on really?  this is poetry! not historical naritive!

3. Jesus wasn't born on the 25th of december.
Um Duh? does anyone actually say that?  it is the day we celebrate his birth, and the feast of the nativity, where does that really imply that it is the actually historical day that Jesus was born.  we don't know when he was born.

4 people who say Xmas are taking Christ out of Christmas. 
alright this one I get, mostly because in English we see a big X.  big X means to cross-out.  but really in Greek the big X is the first letter of Christ.  so it is magnifying Christ.  however most people don't know Greek and use X mas for two reason I think, first because they don't have enough room, and second because they think they are avoiding the Christ part of Christmas.  the irony?  they aren't.

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