The nativity story by social media

December 23rd, 2010 at 4:00 pm by David Farrar

This is very well done.

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13 Responses to “The nativity story by social media”

  1. jaba (2,141 comments) says:

    well someone had some spare time .. very good

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  2. kiwi in america (2,441 comments) says:

    Priceless!!

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  3. toad (3,674 comments) says:

    Love it!

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  4. Fletch (6,367 comments) says:

    Here’s another similar based around Facebook – a Social Media Christmas.

    Done by a Church I think, so it’s pretty reverent.
    Some things I don’t agree with – Joseph telling all his friends that Mary is pregnant and being defriended, when in reality, Joseph kept it secret.

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  5. krazykiwi (9,186 comments) says:

    This is awesome. Well done those people!

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  6. tristanb (1,127 comments) says:

    Haha, that was awesome. Made my day! Incredibly well done.

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  7. Pete George (23,559 comments) says:

    Yep, clever and funny.

    But Fletch, you were funnier – jokes are allowed to deviate from the gospel a little you know. Israel 2k ago didn’t actually have youtube or Facebook either.

    Ah, I see, just watched it, that one isn’t supposed to be a joke one. Merry Christmas.

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  8. wikiriwhis business (3,996 comments) says:

    Thanks David

    Absolute best thing I’ve seen this Christmas.

    Merry Christmas everyone.

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  9. reid (16,441 comments) says:

    I think it’s a bit crass myself, in that it’s clearly a marketing clip designed to show the features of social media.

    Fine.

    Why use Christmas to do it, without at least once alluding to the real heart of Christmas which is the family and while you noticed it showed you how to connect, it didn’t show you connecting, in person, which is the heart of Christmas.

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  10. eszett (2,408 comments) says:

    Some things I don’t agree with – Joseph telling all his friends that Mary is pregnant and being defriended, when in reality, Joseph kept it secret.

    Well, in reality, Joseph also shagged Mary and knocked her up.

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  11. Pete George (23,559 comments) says:

    Not necessarily eszett. Someone did, that’s all that is certain.

    The Jesus Seminar in the United States has studied the infancy narratives from every angle and concludes only four elements are wholly reliable:
    – Jesus was a descendant of Abraham.
    – Joseph was Mary’s husband.
    – Mary was Jesus’ mother.
    – Jesus was born.

    http://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/opinion/142081/christmas-extras-add-colour-essence

    Unless you are a real traditionalist you can easily conclude that Mary was knocked up, but it’s impossible to know by whom.

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  12. scrubone (3,099 comments) says:

    Pete, Christians have studied the Jesus Seminar and concluded that none of it’s elements are reliable at all, nor are they christian.

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  13. eszett (2,408 comments) says:

    True, Pete, but I did not want to claim that Jesus was the bastard son of an adulterous Mary without much evidence.
    Having said that, Joseph was quite secretive about it and did move to another town. Circumstantial evidence only.

    – Joseph was Mary’s husband.
    – Mary was Jesus’ mother.
    – Jesus was born.

    Pretty trivial and uncontroversial, unless, of course, you don’t believe that even a historical Jesus existed.

    – Jesus was a descendant of Abraham.

    Highly unlikely that Abraham as person ever existed.
    An interesting read on that subject.
    http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/features/world/asia/israel/abraham-text.html

    Ancient mythology can be fascinating.

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