Joseph was not an Idiot and how we have the Christmas story all wrong

16 Dec

Joseph was not an idiot, and why we have the Christmas story totally wrong.

Joseph was a total idiot. That is, if the traditional reading of the Christmas story is right.

Think about it. The way we make the story out, Joseph has no idea that gestational period for a human being is 9 months. Caesar Augustus suddenly issues a decree and everyone drops everything to run back to their hometown. Mary is 9 months pregnant, due at anytime, and well, we can’t keep Rome waiting so we gotta go now!