Perhaps in the forlorn hope that by much repetition, lies will somehow miraculously turn to truths, Pope Benedict XVI has just stated the following:
"...Christmas is a commemoration of the incredible miracle of the birth of God's only son, born of the Virgin Mary..."
Contained within these few words are no less than THREE (3) lies -
Lie Number 1
"God's only son"
God has many sons (and daughters)
Lie Number 2
"born of the Virgin Mary"
Mary was no different to any other young woman - the New Testament teaches that she was a virgin until she first had a sexual relationship, during which she conceived and gave birth in the normal fashion.
Lie Number 3
The premise of the Pope's statement is that Jesus became the "only son" of God through his birth. Nothing could be further from the truth. Jesus was the called the only-begotten son of God because he was the first-born in the New Creation.
It is not as if these truths are buried deep within the New Testament - they are cornerstone teachings. They are not recognised as such, however, because of the wholesale manipulation and distortion of the Christian message by false doctrines retrojected onto Scripture by the Hellenist-Latin 'fathers.'
So why do the Pope and his cohorts of scholars and theologians cling so desperately to a demonstrable pack of lies? Simply because to back down now would expose the false claims of the Papacy, not the least of which are Papal Infallibility and Apostolic Succession.
The gentleman of the Curia have a tiger by the tail. And with the exponential growth in access to information, the tiger is becoming more difficult to control with each passing day.
What would the man who lived and died for truth think of the bitter irony that our celebration of his birth is hedged about with so many lies?
What would be our response if we discovered that this man, this Jesus of Nazareth, was not a projection of our own delusions of grandeur, but was a man born in the most disadvantaged and humblest of circumstances?
A test for the heart and mind perhaps?