From: Michael Hardy
To: Hector Plasmic
Date: Feb 17 1996 11:58:00 am
Subject: Re: CENSUS
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-=> Quoting Hector Plasmic to Dan Ceppa <=-

MH>> people would have to leave their homes. This was a society when most
MH>> people lived and died in their hometowns. Most likely, only a few
MH>> people would ever have to make the trip.

MH>> How do you know? Were you there? Granted, there was not an actual
MH>> star in the literal sense. But could an omnipotent God not have
MH>> created a point of light -- which people of the time would describe
as
MH>> a star -- and use it as a guide?

DC> Seems that the Chinese has a rather developed astronomy at the time,
DC> as well as many other groups in the middle east.  Strange, they
DC> fail to mention that "point of light".

HP> ROFL!  And Mikey wonders why he's called a fundy.  He happens to be
a
HP> literalist, as his clinging to every detail of this silly virgin birth
HP> myth demonstrates.

I never said the "star" would be visible to everyone. I'm talking about
a flashlight and Dan's talking about a searchlight. What I'm saying is
that God might have created a beacon just for the Magi, not a new star
in the sky for all the world to see.

And, I'm not INSISTING that it's true. I fully admit the story of the
virgin birth could be wholly or partly mythical. I just don't see any
point in insisting it MUST be.

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