Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Pope Hates Christmas


The Pope hates Christmas is a fine article from the GetReligion blog about some of the news going around about Pope Benedict's most recent book on the Infancy Narratives.  Equally as ridiculous to some of the news reports on this book is the following headline from a CNN article on this same book: "Pope's Book on Jesus Debunks Christmas Myths"  Right....

Pope Benedict's newest book Jesus of Nazareth: the Infancy Narrative is a wonderful, though short, treatment on Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2.  I picked up a copy this past Friday and read it over the weekend.  I hope to provide some of my thoughts in the coming days.  However, take the time to get this book yourself, either in hardcover or via E-book.  It really is a perfect book for Advent.

5 comments:

Biblical Catholic said...

And as if we needed more proof that the media do not really have a clue what they are talking about when it comes to the Church....or religion in general....or science..or politics....or pretty much anything at all really...along comes this ridiculous spin....they're not even trying to understand....

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CJA Mayo said...

LOL...

Do people really consider that scandalous or faith-challenging? What? I thought I was the resident diehard Trad-Protestant-Catholic-Fundamentalist...

*Scratches head*

Anonymous said...

We must consider this kind of issue.
I also study the Bible. I could not even saw a single verse in the Bible, most especially in the Gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John that there's an specific date for Christ birth. And where does December 25 came from? There is no evidence also that Jesus' disciples kept the Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Oh and yeah Christmas is pagan festival