I’m impressed. I didn’t think I’d live to see the day. The pope’s new book says that the biblical story of the birth of Jesus isn’t true!
Well, bits of it.
Well, specifically the bits about various animals being present at the happy event.
According to the pope’s research, there is also no evidence in the Gospels that the cattle and other animals traditionally pictured gathered around the manger were actually present.
So all Christmas cards are wrong. But, there was a robin, right?
However, the bits about the virgin birth, Jesus being god etc? All totes true.
I hardly know where to begin unravelling the irony and wrong.
Still, this is obviously an important work. We don’t want people saying there was a donkey ana cow ana camel ana lamb ana transformer ana…. wait a cotton-picking minute, how come there are never any horses in the stable? Anyway, the point is that we don’t want people just making stuff up, do we? Thank god the pope wrote this book.
Here’s the front cover: