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Our Lady of Lourdes Parish via Tumblr

I’ve been meaning to take a half decent pic of this. It’s by far my favorite nativity scene in Toronto.

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Author: Michael Clark

I'm the administrator of Earthpages.org | Earthpages.ca with a Joint Honours B.A. in Psychology/Sociology at York and Trent U, an M.A. in Philosophy and Religion at Visva-Bharati, India, and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies at UOttawa.

4 thoughts on “nativity

  1. He looks like a really chilled out baby JC, like he’s saying “yeah, yeah alright I’m the messiah I get it, but don’t get too excited, I still still put my nappy on one leg at a time just like every other kid.”

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  2. That’s interesting that you remind us of the human side. When I was standing there, it sort of hit me that the idea of the virgin birth makes sense. He’s fully human, and fully divine. If Joseph was his biological father, then we couldn’t say he was fully divine. (There was a statue of Joseph just to the right of this scene). Anyhow… hard to convey in words what was a bit of a mini revelation, perhaps, as I was contemplating there. Normally I’ve wondered about the idea of the virgin birth, if it was just a fabrication or what have you. But as I stood there… something hit me from above. Or so it seemed… 🙂

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  3. You’ve heard of the ancient aliens theories about artificial insemination and miracle healings, haven’t you?

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  4. Oh yeah, but I’m not sure if (alleged) ETs are on the same plane as God. I would think they’re just another creation of God. As for miracle healings, I’d say a similar distinction might be made between (a) high ET tech and (b) stuff that just comes about because God wills it. 🙂

    When I was younger I had a natural pantheistic view of everything. But as time went by, I came to embrace more of an “I – Thou” view of God. Not because of religious teaching. Just through ongoing experience…

    That doesn’t necessarily mean that ETs aren’t real. But for me it does contextualize them somewhat.

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