Sunday, December 25, 2005

Happy Birthday Jesus

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The face of Jesus of Nazareth

"In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirini-us was governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered. And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn" - Luke 2:1-7

"Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust." - Matthew 5:43-45

History: "The middle of winter has long been a time of celebration around the world. Centuries before the arrival of the man called Jesus, early Europeans celebrated light and birth in the darkest days of winter."
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In Scandinavia, the Norse celebrated Yule from December 21, the winter solstice, through January.
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In Germany, people honored the pagan god Oden during the mid-winter holiday. Germans were terrified of Oden, as they believed he made nocturnal flights through the sky to observe his people, and then decide who would prosper or perish."

For a great book with every quote ever attributed to Jesus, try this.

Happy Christmas/Holidays to all of you from a gaggle of grateful Hooligans.

{cross-posted at ScruHoo}

2 comments:

Edgy Mama said...

I like this Jesus portrait, Screwy. Where did you find it?

I also like the Mormon portrait of the guy as it looks a lot like E-spouse before he shaved his beard!

Happy holidays to you!

Screwy Hoolie said...

Follow the link. It's from Popular Mechanics...

happy christmas!