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The Christmas Story, From Charlie Brown

Fri Dec 20, 2002 9:10 pm

According to Charlie Brown (in A Charlie Brown Christmas), the Christmas story can be found in Luke 2:1-14.

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David: )

To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
 
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RE: The Christmas Story, From Charlie Brown

Fri Dec 20, 2002 9:11 pm

Awww, I feel so blessed.

Wait, 10,000 kids will die on Christmas Day thanks to Malaria. God's plan, right?
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RE: The Christmas Story, From Charlie Brown

Fri Dec 20, 2002 9:17 pm

I'm not God, so I don't know. Why don't you ask Him?
 
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RE: The Christmas Story, From Charlie Brown

Fri Dec 20, 2002 10:42 pm

777 > that comment is totally displaced. Esp. With all the work done at Xmas time by charity organisations such as the Salvation Army.

As for God's plan, please remember that Himself died. For us.

"There will always be poor people", said Jesus. By saying that, He meant that although we had to help them, the thought that they exist must no stop you to live your own life. Even if you gave all your belongings, it would not stop poverty in the world. Just do your bit. Help a charity, give some time, but by all mean, don't stop your life.

As Saint Jean Bosco said "A Saint who is sad is a sad saint"

So... Merry Christmas everybody, and God bless you all
 
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RE: The Christmas Story, From Charlie Brown

Fri Dec 20, 2002 11:08 pm

707cmf.

I thought Jesus died (alegedly) for us, not God. Thought god was omnipresent. You know, the alpha and the omega?
 
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RE: The Christmas Story, From Charlie Brown

Sat Dec 21, 2002 12:49 am

777236ER, dude come on! Sometimes even I blame God for what's happening around us. God's will sometimes doesn't make sense, but He does have a plan for everyone of us!

On the other hand, we humans choose not to feed the starving African populations, even though theoretically we could (but our governments think it's too expensive), we kill others for various reasons, we inflict pain on others, etc...we humans aren't exactly saints!
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RE: The Christmas Story, From Charlie Brown

Sat Dec 21, 2002 1:52 am

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

....funny how mankind continues to pay a sad "yeah, whatever" lipservice to this concept.
 
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RE: The Christmas Story, From Charlie Brown

Sat Dec 21, 2002 8:30 am

KROC >

As a Christian (Roman Catholic to be precise), I worship Jesus as the Son of God, and as God Himself.

Jesus is part of the Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. They are three different person, but each of them is God.

So, God indeed died on the Cross. A God Who humiliated Himself to become a Man.

Protestants may have different beliefs (I know that Jehovah witnesses don't believe Jesus is God - although they are a different matter altogether), but this is my Faith.

Antoine
 
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RE: The Christmas Story, From Charlie Brown

Sat Dec 21, 2002 10:09 am

707cmf

As a Christian (Roman Catholic - Agnostic to be precise) I find those lines to be full of it. Just my opinion though.
 
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RE: The Christmas Story, From Charlie Brown

Sat Dec 21, 2002 4:43 pm

Roman Catholic - Agnostic Wow, that's what I call an oxymoron ! I assume you mean you have been raised in the Catholic religion. Maybe the priest who taught you the catheshism was a 'bad priest' (fell free to read whatever you want there).

As for those lines being "full of it" , that's indeed your opinion, and I don't share it - those lines were my opinion, more, my Faith.

Have a nice day,

Antoine
 
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RE: The Christmas Story, From Charlie Brown

Sun Dec 22, 2002 12:25 am

No, I believe (to a point), but I question...allot.
 
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RE: The Christmas Story, From Charlie Brown

Sun Dec 22, 2002 12:27 am

Maybe the priest who taught you the catheshism was a 'bad priest' (fell free to read whatever you want there).

I never knew Matt D was a preist.
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RE: The Christmas Story, From Charlie Brown

Sun Dec 22, 2002 7:18 am

Kroc >
Then, technically, you are not agnostic, you're just a Christian with a live faith.
Questioning is a good thing, you know. That's how you keep them alive.

cheers,

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