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Matthew 2:16

"When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and younger in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi."

They say the devil is in the details. Every year around this time I am tempted to put up my own display showing one of Herod's troops ("Support the trooooops!") with a wriggling infant on the end of his pike. My sweetie, wisely, consistently talks me out of it. For all their big talk of christian forgiveness, such an "offense" is nigh suicidal (edit: as evidence, note the down vote for daring to quote scripture in a scriptural discussion).

Happy Christmas to ya'll,
and Saturnalia, St Lucia's Day, Solstice, Mithra's Birthday, Kwaanza, Hannukah, Perihelion, Oestre, et cetera ad absurdum...

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