Bible scholars who have done this season to death tell us that Jesus was probably born in 4 BC. I love the irony there! Apparently to get all the evidence in place the census would have been four years earlier....so today it's another poem by UA Fanthorpe bravely tackling this small detail.
Not the Millennium
Wise men are busy being computer literate
There should be a law against confusing
Religion with mathematics.
There was a baby. Born where?
And when? The sources mention
Massacres, prophecies, stars
They tell a good story but they don't agree
So we celebrate at the wrong midnight.
Does it matter? Only dull science expects
An accurate audit. The economy of heaven
Looks for fiestas and fireworks every day
Be realistic, says heaven