Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Tidings of great joy (some restrictions apply).

Verses 7-14 of the second chapter of Gospel of Luke read as follows (in the King James version of the Bible):
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
So, Christmas time a time a "great joy . . . to all people."  "Peace, good will" towards all.  Unless you support gay marriage.  Then the Pope says you are a threat to world peace.  You can decide for yourself whether that makes any sense.  I am going to watch this: 

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