Well, you have to enter Palestinian territory if you want to see Bethlehem and Nazareth.  Any historian will make the trek.  It’s intense crossing the border with armed soldiers standing guard.  The tour takes you to the Church of the Nativity, a Greek Orthodox church that claims to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ.  You wait in a long line to go down into the basement and see an altar and people have intense reactions.  I softly whispered a question on any empirical evidence that this is truly the site of the grotto where Jesus was born.  Suffice to say, I angered a few people with my insolence.  But I think it’s fair to ask.  Some say the shrine was originated by the cult of Adonis-Tammuz.  Adonis and Tammuz both deserve to have their day in court.  We will probably never know but I guess if there’s a buck to be made, someone will exploit the cause.


Ever the skeptic

A reasonable query 

to ask for real proof


Author's Notes/Comments: 

yes, I know I'm asking for a deluge of protest for my skeptical mind.

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