Christmas: Fact or Fiction?: "
John Ford is famous for saying that if the legend is better than the fact, then print the legend. This came into my mind at church during the nativity service, the last Sunday service before Christmas day. As usual, the junior church presented the nativity story, and as usual it was about Jesus being born in a stable with shepherds and wise men arriving soon afterwards. The traditional story is in fact inaccurate on several points, but it is nonetheless a story that people warm to.