Pope and Drummer Boy to debate presence of animals at nativity; CNN’s Candy-Cane Crowley to moderate

In his new book Pope Benedict XVI claims that there were no animals present at the nativity.

According to the pope’s research, there is also no evidence in the Gospels that the cattle and other animals traditionally pictured gathered around the manger were actually present. – CNN

Yet the Little Drummer Boy clearly states that he was accompanied by at least two animals.

The ox and lamb kept time

– Little Drummer Boy

No doubt a heated theological debate will ensue with some siding with the Holy Father and others the Drummer Boy. Keep in mind that Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, was ordained in 1951 while The Little Drummer Boy was written in 1941, a full decade earlier, so that must give him seniority.

Maybe CNN can continue its coverage of this issue by televising a debate between the Pope and the Drummer Boy moderated by, naturally, Candy-Cane Crowley!




Published by DCMontreal

DCMontreal - Deegan Charles Stubbs - is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

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