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Move Christmas into March

More accurate.
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The Pope points out that the 25th December is the result of the calculation of counting 9 months from Annunciation Day, celebrated on 25th March.

However, Luke 1:26 clearly states that The Angel Gabriel visited Mary "In the Sixth Month" i.e. June

Add 9 months, and you have March - which coincides neatly with Easter.

zen_tom, Dec 07 2009

Halfbakery: Move Christmas into January Move Christmas into January
[DrBob] thinks Janurary could do with a boost. [zen_tom, Dec 07 2009]

Halfbakery: Move Christmas into Feburary Move Christmas into Feburary
[Loris] thinks it's better in February on Climatic grounds. [zen_tom, Dec 07 2009]

Even angels can get it wrong? From what I've seen, they're prone to error... http://www.chrismoo...tupidest_angel.html
[normzone, Dec 07 2009]


       virgin births don't need to follow the usual pregnancy formula surely? was Gabriel a doctor or a mathematician? even angels can get it wrong.
po, Dec 07 2009

       Hmm, that is a good point, but it's the gestation formula that was used to set the 25th December as the big day in the first place, they just got their start-point wrong.   

       I don't know what Gabriel was - but as God's messenger, I sort of imagine a kind of cosmic motorcycle courier. Had Mary been out, she might have come home to find a calling card saying "Sorry you were out, your parcel is at the sorting office awaiting a signature, please call to rearrange delivery."
zen_tom, Dec 07 2009

       // sort of imagine a kind of cosmic motorcycle courier.//
Did he use Moses' Triumph?
coprocephalous, Dec 07 2009

       //Did he use Moses' Triumph?//   

       Best graffiti I've seen in a while was on an evangelical Church sign:
Jesus Saves!
{{... Moses scores on the rebound}}
Jinbish, Dec 07 2009

       //even angels can get it wrong.//
I am not sure they are allowed to. I think if they do they get kicked downstairs to work for the opposition.
RattyBunyip, Dec 07 2009

       christianity is all about forgiveness.
po, Dec 07 2009

       I'm gratified that my long overlooked idea of moving Christmas now seems to be gathering a decent body of support.

As we are agreed that Christmas should be moved and, in order to avoid an ideological schism at this early stage, I think it would be a good idea if everyone just voted + on my idea first and then, once we've established a bit of party unity, we can quibble about the details of which actual month it needs to be moved to at some later date.
DrBob, Dec 07 2009

       Which month is the first month? Not January I suspect. Also how many months? 10? 12? 13?
pocmloc, Dec 07 2009

       I'm claiming relevance to the above as an excuse to post this here.   

       It occurs to me that there have been rather few decent prophets recently.
A significant event in the life-cycle of a prophet is their early recognition and annointment by three wise men, kings or perhaps magi. The origins of these creatures are disputed, but what we do know is that they follow stars. I am concerned that, like baby turtles, these creatures are distracted by modern-day light pollution - and thus tend to get stuck at the perimeter fence of airports.
I don't know what to do about this issue, but perhaps airport police could be given special training to help re-orient any confused magi they come across, and release them back into the wild.
Loris, Jan 22 2016

       I am concerned that moving Christmas into march might be kind of disrespectful. I think a stately walk is more appropriate.
bungston, Jan 23 2016

       //christianity is all about forgiveness.//   

       It's partly about forgiveness. I'm pretty sure it's also a lot about begatting, slaying and casting down. And fish - a lot of fish.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 23 2016

       I think Persecution of Heretics is only on Thursdays now. Health and safety, coupled with the insurance costs.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 23 2016

       There's no point getting forgiven if you haven't done anything wrong.   

       Conversely, the badder you behave, the more you can get forgived.
pocmloc, Jan 24 2016

       //rather few decent prophets recently//
That's because there are more psychiatric hospitals and such.
neutrinos_shadow, Jan 24 2016


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