The Virgin Birth was once a literal belief
For Christians; but the doctrine brought such grief
To modern man — so having-come-of-age —
That he felt compelled to engage
Himself, with no effort spurned,
To cause all meaning to be turned
Upside down, through a labyrinth
Of abstruse thought, folk-lore and myth.
Thus a host of gentle scholars, teeming
To be heard, drained the Virgin Birth of all meaning;
Whilst solemnly, for all they’re worth,
Insisting: “We believe in the Virgin Birth…”
(Though in what way, one cannot see)
“But not gynaecologically.”
And who can fathom what is emerging? -
That Mary was and was not a virgin!
So, quiet, please, you gentle men,
Squeezing gentle words from a gentle pen,
I hereby confess that my intellect is slight —
It completely lacks your come-of-age insight;
But eternal truth for ever stands,
Despite the contemporary show of hands;
Nor can it e’er be blown off course
By thousands crying something false;
And though I know you don’t believe
The Bible as I do, it does say that those who leave
The way of understanding (words so dread)
Shall remain in the congregation of the dead!
The Rebel Priest team join in wishing our readers and supporters a very happy, blessed and meaningful Christmas and a logos-filled New Year!