Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Countdown: Christmas Myths From Paul Copan

Myths, and mythunderstandings, that is.

Here’s a true-false quiz:

1. Mary and Joseph had to travel as quickly as possible to Bethlehem because Mary could have given birth at any moment.

2. The Bethlehem innkeeper was fully booked, and so Mary had to give birth to Jesus in the barn/stall nearby/behind the inn.

3. Initially, this experience must have been frightening and lonely for Mary and Joseph.

4. “The little Lord Jesus no crying he makes.”

5. The angels who appeared to the shepherds had wings.


No comments:

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"