Christmas Eve 2018

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22 Responses to Christmas Eve 2018

  1. pbw

    Note that Jesus is born without an umbilicus. I don’t know what the theological significance of this might be.

  2. bespoke

    Merry Christmas to all the Cat’s and hope you have a cheerful day.

  3. Elle

    What a voice! Thanks, Sinc

    Am off to church tonight with a very close Christian friend. The Minister is J*wish. He embraced Christianity at a young age. A blessed human being.

    Merry Christmas. Xx

  4. stackja

    pbw – I believe the method of birth was never recorded. God alone knows.

  5. stackja

    Elle – We all believe something happened. Some find it difficult.

  6. Stimpson J. Cat

    Jesus told me to ask you all to please do something nice for the next Crazy you see this Christmas.
    It could be something as simple as not kicking them when you walk past or helping them to find their clothes if they are running around naked, it doesn’t matter, what matters is that you notice and perform a simple act of kindness before you head back to your lovely lives.
    Thanks in advance.
    Merry Christmas.

  7. Gab

    A beautiful carol composed 1847.

  8. urb

    merry christmas cats from the lurking urb.

  9. Dr Fred Lenin

    Gonna be un PC. A merry Christmas to all cats of whatever gender.and Sinc a Guid New Year and get the right Firstfooter.

  10. pbw

    Then there’s Pavarotti and Domingo. Don’t actually watch it, because the sync (so to speak) is out.

    You can watch Sissel Kyrkjebo singing it in Norwegian, or Sissel singing What Child is This, which is probably my favourite Christmas hymn, in English.

  11. Entropy

    #2891671, posted on December 24, 2018 at 6:08 pm
    Note that Jesus is born without an umbilicus. I don’t know what the theological significance of this might be

    That reminds me of a story I heard once:

    St Peter had got sick of Sherlock Holmes being such a smart arsed Git, so when inevitably Holmes rocked up to the Pearly Gates, St Peter decided he couldnt stay with the enormous crowd of people in Heaven unless he could find Adam and Eve within 24 hours.
    Holmes agreed, and disappeared into the crowd. Within an hour he emerged hand in hand with Adam and Eve.
    “That’s incredible “ said St Peter, “how did you did it?”
    “Elementary, my dear St Peter. No belly buttons.”

  12. Gavin R Putland

    Enough navel-gazing!

    When J.S. Bach was hired by the Leipzig city council, his duties included teaching Latin at the church school. Was this the ultimate illustration of the inability of governments to allocate resources? Apparently not: apparently he was allowed to delegate this task. OTOH, he made sure I’d never forget the words “et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis.”

    https://youtu.be/-rMJdCI_iPw

  13. Elle

    Spartacus already posted that, but I thought it worth posting again. 🙂

  14. pbw

    Gavin,

    Bach’s Mass in B minor is the subject of some commentary by Sir Roger Scruton during a fascinating talk with Jordan Peterson on the theme Apprehending the Transcendent. It’s 90 minutes, but is well worth the time.

  15. Chris M

    This is my favourite version, superb vocalist.

  16. Singleton Engineer

    Thanks, Sinc.

    The children are home with spouses and the grandkids.

    Morning is warm and bright.

    There is no better day in the year for a pair of 70-somethings.

  17. Dr Fred Lenin

    The umbilicus thing ,looks like the inventors of Christianity negelected to mention this when the were embellishing the story of Jesus for their own ends (power and money of cpurse. What else ) .
    Surely the lack of a belly button would have helped the divinity crap on the Jewish rebel . Incidentally is Adams lack of a belly button noted ? One would be superflous to needs and Eve woukd have no need for one .either. Funny how these carefull crafted tales slip up on minor details like that .

  18. JohnA

    pbw #2891671, posted on December 24, 2018, at 6:08 pm

    Note that Jesus is born without an umbilicus. I don’t know what the theological significance of this might be.

    pbw and stackja, there was no need to record the details beyond the expression “And she gave birth to her firstborn son” Luke 2:7.

    There was a cord, which was skipped in the video making it only a biomedical error, not a theological one.

  19. Barry 1963

    Jesus was a Palestinian refugee. He’d have a hard time in Australia with those credentials!

  20. JohnA

    Barry 1963 #2892317, posted on December 26, 2018, at 12:29 pm

    Jesus was a Palestinian refugee. He’d have a hard time in Australia with those credentials!

    This troll deserves only a one-word rejoinder: Bulldust!

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