A 'myth' - but they celebrate it just the same
Friday, 20 December 2013
Christmas?....it's just a myth!
I have heard this phrase uttered by seemingly intelligent and well educated people.
The sort of people who would go and view an exhibition of the artefacts and treasures of Tutankhamen, or would watch a television programme on dinosaurs.
They, apparently, have no difficulty in accepting historical facts from thousands of years before the coming of Christ but the goings on in Bethlehem a mere 735,000 days ago, they struggle with.
The Gospels are not viewed from a historical perspective, Roman manuscripts documenting the Palestinian social and political situation, ignored.
Yet they are keen to have their 'happy holiday' vacation and keener still to receive gifts.
They send out Christmas cards, enjoy the carol service from King's College and consume trolley loads of food and drink, for what purpose?
To celebrate a myth.