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Do you believe that Jesus was born on December 25th?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Reverend Rick, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. Kcnorwood

    Kcnorwood Well-Known Member

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    From what I remeember didn't the bible say that the shepards were attending to the sheep when Jesus was born?

    That would be sometimes in the spring right?
     
  2. nutshell

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    I'm pretty sure shepards tend to their flocks year round. Perhaps you're thinking "lamb" when it says sheep.:shrug:
     
  3. Kcnorwood

    Kcnorwood Well-Known Member

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    Yeah your right sorry about that....:eek:
     
  4. cardero

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    The Capricorn in me would like to believe so but the skeptic in me says that it was sometime in the fall.
     
  5. Reverend Rick

    Reverend Rick Frubal Whore
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    Astrologists say there was a very bright star the year Jesus was born, (the star of Bethlehem). According to their charts the star that the wise men followed happened in late Summer or early fall.
     
  6. EtuMalku

    EtuMalku MERCURÆN LUCIFERIAN

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    No, it is deathly frigid in Bethlehem & Jerusalem (whichever place he was born) by December 25, no one in their right mind would be tending sheep (plural of lamb) or any other animal.
     
  7. Popeyesays

    Popeyesays Well-Known Member

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    No, I don't.

    Regards, Scott
     
  8. Mister Emu

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    How would it be tricking them? Or unethical?
     
  9. logician

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    Why not, these other people state for certain he WAS born, I have the same rigbt to my opinion.
     
  10. Aasimar

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    No I don't' think he was born then, but more importantly, it doesn't matter in the slightest imo. Even if I believed he was the son of God, who cares what day he was born on? You just pick a day to celebrate his birth and run with it.

    And he may not have ever existed anyway, he does display remarkable similarities to other mythical heroes (Mithras, Dionysus, Oedipus, etc.)
     
  11. Reverend Rick

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    I'm not sure about that Mister Emu, but celebrating near the Sun God's birthday (Dec. 21st) and installing stained glass windows were all attempts to Christianise Pagans.
     
  12. Fluffy

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    However, it might be that rather than deliberate manipulation, the choice was the result of genuine belief.
     
  13. sandy whitelinger

    sandy whitelinger Veteran Member

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    Is this the only point you can make? People already understand your point. Your constant repetition of it adds nothing futher to any debate when you enter with your one horse concept.
     
  14. sandy whitelinger

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    Celebrating His birthday, whenever it is, has no significance to the scriptural following of the commandments or the tenets that are offered in the Bible.

    It's still a great time of year though.
     
  15. Jayhawker Soule

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    And your evidence for that is ... ?
     
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    No one knows when Christ was born, and it doesn't really matter when.
     
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    In common with early Church practice, they used the date of a Pagan Festival, Easter is no different. Most scholars think the man Jesus, must of been born in April.
     
  18. nutshell

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    I don't want to get into an English battle with you, but "sheep" is not the plural of lamb. Is "dog" the plural of puppy?
     
  19. EtuMalku

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    lamb, hoggett or mutton are culinary names for the meat of a domestic sheep. The meat of a sheep a year old or younger is generally known as lamb, whereas the meat of an older sheep is either hoggett or mutton depending on its age and characteristics

    Please accept my apologies, I stand corrected LOL
     
  20. Popeyesays

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    Sorry, tending sheep is a year round task. Sheep are stupid, untended there would be no herd at all in the spring.

    Regards,

    Scott
     
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