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    irishwitch, commonmass

    I can't remember if it was a priest or a bishop was giving a 'Jesus and Mary as 1st century Jews' homily. He got a great deal of jeering while he was preaching it. When a woman near the front accused him of sounding 'like a rabbi', he stopped talking and thanked her for the compliment - "That was what they called our Lord."

    I still remember being rather surprised when I found out the timing of Hanukkah's origins - that the handful of kids who had made fun of the Jewish kids at school for celebrating Hanukkah were mocking people for celebrating a holiday Jesus may have grown up celebrating an early form of. Of course, my church never mentioned this when we were all growing up, because that would have meant acknowledging that the Apocrypha exist and that those books contain actual historical details that have influenced other people outside our little Southern Baptist 'not much important happened between the Temple rebuilding post-Exile and Jesus' view of Middle Eastern history.

    Prayers and best wishes to those in Japan.

    by Cassandra Waites on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 05:03:53 PM PST

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