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Old 27 December 2011, 03:37 AM
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Glasses Searching for the Star of Bethlehem

A popular explanation for the Star of Bethlehem is that it was actually a conjunction of Jupiter and Venus that presumably occurred on June 17, 2BC.

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Old 27 December 2011, 02:25 PM
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i like the theory that the Star of Bethleham was a UFO, the Angels were aliens, and Mary was impregnated by one of them, which would explain why Jesus had special powers.

It also explains a whole bunch of other stuff in the scriptures.
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Old 28 December 2011, 01:44 AM
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Planetariums used to have a show every Christmas speculating on what the Star of Bethlehem really was, called by those in the business "The S.O.B Show." It always ended with "Well, maybe it was really a miracle."

In any case, the most obvious answer to what was meant by the S.O.B. was that it was completely made up and was no actual celestial object. But people nowadays have trouble understanding the idea of making things up.
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