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Sunday, December 18, 2005

Let us go even unto Bethlehem

The Christian Hate? offices will now be closed until the 29th or thereabouts, and I wish all visitors to the site a happy and peaceful Christmastide. Whatever you call the season and whatever it signifies to you, may the God of your understanding draw near to you in love and peace.

How silently, how silently,
the wondrous gift is given!
So God imparts to human hearts
the blessings of his heaven.
No ear may hear his coming;
but in this world of sin,
where meek souls will receive him still,
the dear Christ enters in.

Or if that's not your style, you might prefer this from Stephen Pollard:-

Two beggars are sitting side by side on a street in Dublin. One has a cross in front of him, the other one the Star of David.

Many people go by and look at both beggars, but only put money into the hat of the beggar sitting behind the cross. A priest comes by, stops and watches throngs of people giving money to the beggar behind the cross, but none to the beggar behind the Star of David.

Finally the priest goes over to the beggar behind the Star of David and says: "My poor fellow, don't you understand? This is a Catholic country. People aren't going to give you money if you sit there with a Star of David in front of you, especially when you're sitting beside a beggar who has a cross. In fact, they would probably give to him just out of spite."

The beggar behind the Star of David turns to the beggar with the cross and says: "Moishe, look who's here to teach the Levine Brothers about marketing!"


1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Merry Christmas!!!