Tim over at The Mind of a Young Pastor has posted the Christmas story as it could have been had the pressures of the politically correct been predominant in their day. A very interesting read.
Here is a snippet from the post:
"There's a problem with the angel," said a Pharisee who happened to bestrolling by the stable. As he explained to Joseph, angels are widelyregarded as religious symbols, and the stable was on public propertywhere such symbols were not allowed to land or even hover.
"Besides," said a Sadducee who was with him, "there are no such thingsas angels, and telling a child that they're real will only hinder the child's emotional development."
"And I have to tell you," said the Pharisee, "this whole thing looks very much like a Nativity scene. That's a no-no, too.
"Joseph had a bright idea. "What if I put a couple of reindeer over there near the ox and ass?" he said, eager to avoid sectarian strife.
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