Friday, December 24, 2010

The Christian Myth of Jesus's Birth

By the Rev. Howard Bess
December 24, 2010

The Advent season is a fun time. For many Christians, it is the happiest season of the year. The joy comes from the anticipation: “Joy to the world, the Lord has come. Let earth receive her king.”

Read on.

3 comments:

Vin said...

what a hack job this author has done.
try learning about the crusades and the holy wars before you attempt this shonky appeasement piece.
try reading a koran also, extract the hate and its 61 percent lighter.
compare that to the new testament.
fail, fail fail.
the authtor is a dhimmi, slave to islam

Anonymous said...

It's Catholicism, Mr. McGovern, not Christianity. Read your Bible.

Big Em said...

It's a good historical overview article regarding the origins of the virgin birth myth, and the commentary regarding the MAJOR negatives that religion has wrought is right-on.

However, I do think the author reverts back to a primitive, simplistic view when --- at the end --- he states "...I embrace the belief that a loving God is active in the affairs of the world." Would that it were true! IF there was/is such a God, he/she CERTAINLY has a strange (and too often cruel/sadistic) way of showing it. The MILLIONS of people throughout the millennia who have been tortured/captured/slaughtered/etc, who implored any and all gods in their last moments of desperation, only to be tortured/slaughtered like the 1000s before them, certainly give lie to that belief. And this god is especially hard on the poor and helpless, it seems. IF there was a god (Christian, Muslim, Jewish, etc -- whatever flavor) who countenanced such WHOLESALE, unremitting horror, we would be better off to pray that they NOT exist and take our chances with secular solutions to our problems (which is what we have to do anyway), since at least we would have a small chance (even 1 in a million) to create a livable world, versus zero(0) chance against an all-powerful cruel/vindictive god.