Thursday, December 20, 2007

Wait 'til Fox News hears about this!

Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, says he isn't buying some of the incidentals that have been attached to the story of the birth of Jesus.

Williams is a little skeptical, for example, regarding the legend of the three wise men, and he doubts that there was snow in Bethlehem at the time of the nativity. And he says, as do most scholars, that Jesus wasn't likely born in December.

The Anglican archbishop isn't saying there was no nativity. But, in rejecting some of the details in the greeting-card version of the event, Williams makes himself the target of derision from the kind of Christians who hate for real history and real scholarship on the matter to disturb their notions of Christmas.

It seems not to occur to the traditionalists that many of their Christmas fantasies have no basis in scripture. There's nothing in the Bible, for instance, about the wise men numbering three.


MR. BASEBALL said...

Of course we all know that the Bible is one-hundred percent accurate with no contradictions since it is the word of God or at least inspired by God. You would never question the Bible, would you Rascal?

The Rascal said...

Who me?, not me. Never.

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