MYS238: It’s Christmas, so Cy Kellett of Catholic Answers Live is asking Jimmy Akin Christmas weird questions from listeners, including was the Star of Bethlehem a UFO?; What’s the deal with Krampus?; What is the morality of Santa Claus?; and more.
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Questions for this episode:
- 01:55 – Is it possible that the Star of Bethlehem was a UFO?
- 10:15 – Is the absence of any reference in the Infancy narratives to time travelers asking to hold Baby Jesus evidence against the eventual invention of time travel? I can’t be the only one who wants to hold Him.
- 16:23 – What’s the deal with Krampus?
- 18:45 – Would it be morally wrong to invent a fictional character who delivers gifts on Christmas, then convince one’s children that this fictional character exists?
- 21:02 – Does encouraging belief in Santa make children doubt their faith when they learn the truth?
- 24:28 – If you live on one of Jupiter’s moons, how do you know which Earth time zone to observe in order to know when to hold midnight Mass on Christmas Eve?
- 28:47 – Since Jesus inherited no DNA from a human father, why is he not a clone of Mary?
- 32:51 – Would Jesus already know where Joseph and Mary hid his presents?
- 36:18 – If a time-traveler were to discover that the Nativity really occurred in 6 BC or 4 BC, would we adjust our calendar system to reflect that?
- 38:23 – As a Greek speaking Bishop, would St. Nicholas follow the Julian or the Gregorian calendar for his celebration of Christmas?
- 42:29 – Could the baby Jesus have developed colic? If Jesus was like us in all things but sin, does that mean he got sick?
- 51:29 – What will they use for Christmas Trees on Mars?
- 52:16 – Should the church be making a bigger deal about the Feast of the Annunciation rather than the Nativity in order to emphasize that Christ was incarnate on Earth 9 months before he was technically born
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