June 18, 2024

Tolerance at Christmas in Israel

Merry Christmas! 

If you believe in that nonsense, that is.  CNSNews has this from Nazareth:


As Nazareth’s Christians prepare to celebrate Christmas, they are playing down the appearance of a confrontational Islamic banner that challenges an elemental Christian belief.

Journalists visiting the city saw two large banners–one in English, one in Arabic–hanging in the plaza in front of the Basilica of the Annunciation, with a verse from the Koran (112:1-4) contradicting the New Testament proclamation that Jesus is the “only begotten” of God.

“In the name of Allah, the most beneficent, the most merciful, Say (O Muhammad): He is Allah, (the) One and Only. Allah, the Eternal, the Absolute. He begetteth not, nor was begotten, and there is none like unto him,” the banner reads.

Nothing like a little friendly tolerance on Christianity’s big day, is there? 

CNS goes on to say that Christians in Nazareth say that it’s no big deal.  That’s untrue, of course.  The truth or lies about the origins of Jesus is one of the two central questions of all time (the other being, “Where did humanity come from?”).

Publicly rejecting the fundamental basis for a religion, any religion, is hardly the action of people interested in peaceful relations.  Imagine the results of a reciprocal action by Christians in Mecca the day before Ramadan, if you can.

Peace be with you.


Marc is a software developer, writer, and part-time political know-it-all who currently resides in Texas in the good ol' U.S.A.

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