So, let me get this straight.
A 13-year old girl living in the Middle-East in a fairly remote village becomes pregnant out of wedlock. Convinces not only her middle-aged (some sources say he was 90-YEARS OLD) betrothed but the entire village that not only was she NOT boinking some young stud behind the house, she was visited by GOD and it's GOD'S fault, HE got her knocked up. (teenage hormones are the same in ANY era, don't tell me about how she was marriageable. She WAS 13 YEARS OLD. Some sources say 12-years old. Probably had barely started her period since that was the cut-off for marrying CHILDREN)
They have to travel ~7 miles to Bethlehem, to go to the Census Party - their presence was requested by Caesar Agustus who had decreed that ALL THE WORLD would be taxed. They were late to this party, even though they only had to go 7 MILES. SO LATE, in fact, that there was no rooms available to sleep in for love or money, and some enterprising livestock owners started renting out their filthy horse/cow stables for sleeping. You think those people knew to associate germs with crap? She gives birth in this filthy stable.
She then has NO TROUBLE convincing all of Bethlehem (and then Egypt, where pretty smart people are doing pretty smart things) that her illegitimate child is THE SAVIOR. This is a chick I would like to talk to. Talk about 'mesmerising'.
And THIS is more believable than an elf in sleigh pulled by flying reindeer. <--THAT is the fairytale. hmmm.
Anywhoozle - all that Virgin Birth stuff didn't even happen in December. The census would have taken place after the harvest, so it was more likely September. So the whole celebration of this magical story at December 25th is crap.
Which leads me to this wonderful picture that was posted by someone I vaguely know on their Facebook wall:
(God? or Jesus? who is this??)THAT is a completely disgusting, gory, photograph of a human sacrifice. I would NEVER, in all my ha ha I'm so funny ignorance, EVER post a picture of a dead bloody body to Facebook. WHAT THE FUCK. (I hid their post from my wall).
The above human sacrifice story (fairytale) doesn't even have anything to do with the fairytale of the "Virgin Birth" anyway. The Bloody Human Sacrifice story has to do with Easter. So why post that picture in December?
AND, tell me how snow, Santa the Elf, magical flying reindeer, the yule log, holly, and a decorated fir tree tie in with the Middle East, Camels, a manger in the desert. ?? Those first items are symbols of a very ancient pagan religious celebration ('pagan' from Latin paganus, meaning "country dweller" or "rustic" - a blanket term typically used to refer to religious traditions which are polytheistic or indigenous) - a religion that has much more in common with the American Indian beliefs than some devil's agenda.
Then tell me how symbols of fertility (bunnies, a May pole [hello, phallic symbol], eggs) tie into the bloody human sacrifice above. Answer? They don't.
I'm sick sick SICK of the lies covering up all the stories in the bible. NOT that the bible is a lie, but the mythology around it that we've been spoon fed since birth is CRAP. I want to know the real stories.
I would like to read about the truth. THE TRUTH. How did Miriam (Mary, but Mary is not so much an ancient Middle Eastern name, it's more a 1940's name, she was Miriam or something close to that) how did she do it? The census is real, King Herod is real, but the burning bush and David & Goliath is crap. Don't you ever wonder why the original stories, the factual historical stuff, was so covered up? Those plain stories seem interesting enough to ME, without giants and zombies and magik.
I get it - the higher powers in those days (the religious men, that's where the power always is) told these tales to fascinate and scare the great unwashed masses. You can't amaze people with mathmatics when they think the number '40' means A WHOLE HELL OF A LOT - as in, it rained for 40 days and 40 nights AND FLOODED THE WHOLE EARTH in just over a month. And Joseph was 90 years old at a time when people rarely lived past 40. Math wasn't an exact science for the peoples, you know?) How does anyone BELIEVE in this crap??
And keep the photos of bloody human sacrifices off your facebook. You just look stupid.
Here' another holiday tradition from Spain. A traditional Caganer. A kid taking a shit under your tree. You're welcome.