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Offline Jeff_Berryman

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« on: December 15, 2005, 01:38:00 PM »
Nazareth Carpenter Being Held On Charges Involving Underage Mother

Bethlehem, Judea - Authorities were today alerted by a concerned citizen who noticed a family living in a barn. Upon arrival, Family Protective Service personnel, accompanied by police, took into protective care an infant child named Jesus, who had been wrapped in strips of cloth and placed in a feeding trough by his 14-year old mother, Mary of Nazareth.

During the confrontation, a man identified as Joseph, also of Nazareth, attempted to stop the social workers. Joseph, aided by several local shepherds and some unidentified foreigners, tried to forestall efforts to take the child, but were restrained by the police.

Also being held for questioning are three foreigners who allege to be wise men from an eastern country. The INS and Homeland Security officials are seeking information about these who may be in the country illegally. A source with the INS states that they had no passports, but were in possession of gold and other possibly illegal substances. They resisted arrest saying that they had been warned by God to avoid officials in Jerusalem and to return quickly to their own country. The chemical substances in their possession will be tested.

The owner of the barn is also being held for questioning. The manager Bethlehem Inn faces possible revocation of his license for violating health and safety regulations by allowing people to stay in the stable. Civil authorities are also investigating the zoning violations involved in maintaining livestock in a commercially-zoned district.

The location of the minor child will not be released, and the prospect for a quick resolution to this case is doubtful. Asked about when Jesus would be returned to his mother, a Child Protective Service spokesperson said, "The father is middle-aged and the mother definitely underage. We are checking with officials in Nazareth to determine what their legal relationship is.

Joseph has admitted taking Mary from her home in Nazareth because of a census requirement. However, because she was obviously pregnant when they left, investigators are looking into other reasons for their departure. Joseph is being held without bond on charges of molestation, kidnapping, child endangerment, and statutory rape.

Mary was taken to the Bethlehem General Hospital where she is being examined by doctors. Charges may also be filed against her for endangerment. She will also undergo psychiatric evaluation because of her claim that she is a virgin and that the child is from God.

The director of the psychiatric wing said, "I don't profess to have the right to tell people what to believe, but when their beliefs adversely affect the safety and well-being of others - in this case her child - we must consider her a danger to others. The unidentified drugs at the scene didn't help her case, but I'm confidant that with the proper therapy regiment we can get her back on her feet."

A spokesperson for the governor's office said, "Who knows what was going through their heads? But regardless, their treatment of the child was inexcusable, and the involvement of these others frightening. There is much we don't know about this case, but for the sake of the child and the public, you can be assured that we will pursue this matter to the end."
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2005, 12:44:00 PM »
And it came to pass.....

Taken from his family and placed into foster care he was soon diagnosed with pediatric depression and attachment disorder; at which time he was given multiple psychiatric drugs.  

For the next decade he endured physical and sexual abuse further adding to his distress and discomfort in the world. He was failing in school and was brutally teased by the other children. His resultant behaviors (screams for help) were met with new labels ?learning disorder? and ?attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?, and several new drugs were added to his regime.
Around the age of 13 he was labeled ODD and bi-polar when his foster parents could no longer tolerate his ?defiance? and ?lack of respect?. More new drugs were added. He was also showing signs of a 'genetic' tendecy toward violence as he had also acquired a record with the authorities for his public activism which resulted in the disruption of business at several local banks and churches.

At a total loss, having ?tried everything? the foster parents rejected him at which time the state sentenced him to a wilderness program where he would meet his fatal destiny. Following 40 days and nights spent crying and praying, the answer finally came- Crucifixion-  A relief of sorts, a sacrificial lamb, offered up for the sins of the misguided adults in his life.

We could certainly embellish the ending. That's what I could think of quickly.
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2005, 01:29:00 PM »
Guess God knew what He was doing - picking that time and that place.

Remember Judas in Jesus Christ Super Star, complaining: If you'd come today you could have reached the whole Nation! Israel in 4 B.C. had no mass communication!

Ahhh - but they got the word out anyway - didn't they. Truly - that is one of the major miracles of the Christmas story.

Besides which, when next He comes to us, the whole world will see.

I found this on a forum I look in on from time to time. Some of you might enjoy it:

Open it with Internet explorer to hear the music - but the pictures are beautiful even minus the music - and the message appropriate for the Season.


*[ This Message was edited by: BuzzKill on 2005-12-17 10:32 ]
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