I thought scientists claimed the star was a comet?
10/10/2007 1:56:42 PM
Great, Fundies meet the X-Files.
10/10/2007 2:02:20 PM
GlaziusTriple conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in the sign of Pisces.
Jupiter had a big retrograde period around 5 or 6 BC and conjuncted with a whole bunch of stuff, including the star Regulus and Venus. Other records from that time period indicate a "fixed star" which might have been a comet.
Then again, Matthew may have just studied the Roman histories of their emperors and decided to make up a star out of whole cloth.
10/10/2007 2:05:07 PM
"Gen 49:10 - The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes, And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples."
Great, you found a verse with a scepter in it. One problem, the star left, that is why they can't find it anymore.
"Ps 45:6 - Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre."
And you found a random verse written by someone who has never seen the throne of God, nor his scepter. How did you link those two? It doesn't say that the throne is a scepter, it be pretty uncomfortable to sit on a short and decorated version of a staff.
10/10/2007 2:12:46 PM
@ Glazius, if the "star" led the magi from the east, they were probably travelling along or toward its "latitude". Assuming the conjunction occupied Regulus' position, and if Regulus' latitude matches Bethlehem's, there's a point in that theory's favor.
10/10/2007 2:17:43 PM
Holy sapphire flying saucer throne? Sounds like bad anime to me.
10/10/2007 2:22:10 PM
The Flying Spaghetti Monster
I propose it's a myth for superstitious idiots.
10/10/2007 2:25:35 PM
What a total fucking misnomer.
10/10/2007 3:18:36 PM
What about it?
What about what? I have to choose between a sapphire throne and a flying saucer?
10/10/2007 3:26:24 PM
"The Star of Bethlehem was likely the mobile throne of God in Eze 1,"
Nope, it was the starship Enterpise.
10/10/2007 3:34:21 PM
Science has actually suggested that it might be a kind of commet or object which, at the time, they could not identify. And by the way, the flying saucer is an idea from a sect of crackpots called, ring you a bell?, Urantians.
10/10/2007 4:59:11 PM
I misread that as "mobile phone of God" and almost fell off my chair laughing.
10/10/2007 4:59:20 PM
This isn't too different from the arguments that UFO enthusiasts put forth:
"It wasn't a star, it wasn't a planet, therefore it had to be an alien spaceship! What other possible explanation is there?"
10/10/2007 5:01:01 PM
"Mobile throne of God."
Anybody else picture God puttering around the sky like Dr Robotnik in those old Mega Drive Sonic games?
10/10/2007 5:06:48 PM
Great, now I have this picture of a bearded old man sitting in some kind of floating Star Wars wheelchair, shouting "Wheee!" as it scoots around, in my head.
10/10/2007 5:59:46 PM
Rebecca St James' vibrato
I thought this sounded like the nonsense from dad at Christian Forums, winner was his sockpuppet as he has been already banned from IIDB.
10/10/2007 6:56:23 PM
O RLY? Prove it.
10/10/2007 9:10:51 PM
So god is riding around on a scepter? Guess that explains the stick up his butt.
10/10/2007 10:03:36 PM
I WANT TO BELIEVE.
10/10/2007 10:45:20 PM
God has a jet-powered throne!
10/11/2007 1:23:59 PM
Is there a "nut in a fundieshell" award?
10/11/2007 6:03:31 PM
And I call what you're smoking; 'weed'.
10/11/2007 8:31:24 PM
TempusThe Star of Bethlehem was likely the mobile throne of God in Eze 1, the famous sapphire throne. The Father looking down on the birth of His son. That is why the star charts likely won't have a record of it.
Behold our Lord and Master.
10/11/2007 8:37:21 PM
I've just died of laughter!
10/14/2007 3:22:29 AM
Why do you people keep making up words?? Sceptres are those cool rods rulers and pplz of power have with crystals at the end. You're saying God is riding a flying pole?
10/14/2007 8:25:36 AM