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Thread #158777   Message #3759535
Posted By: Joe Offer
19-Dec-15 - 03:44 AM
Thread Name: Disappearing Carols
Subject: RE: Disappearing Carols
I dunno, Airymouse. I'm a seminary-trained Catholic and I have no problem with "Cherry Tree Carol," not that I take it (or the Bible) literally. It's a good story with a good lesson. It's meant to be a fable, I think.

I have no problem with "Brightest and Best," either, although I thought the "savior of all" thing was more-or-less standard Christian doctrine.

I think most middle-of-the-road and liberal Christians would appreciate both songs and have no problem with either one whatsoever. For a lot of religious people, religion isn't about who's right and who's wrong. There are better things to do with life than squabbling about such things.

Better just to sing the songs and enjoy them.