I don't want to upset anyone here but...
Scientists have proved angels can't fly.
Prof Roger Wotton, from University College London, found that flight would be impossible for angels portrayed with arms and bird-like feathered wings.
Just when I was about to revel in the fun of disproving a religious icon my brain threw up this thought: "Yeah, but scientists' calculations prove that bees shouldn't be able to fly, but they do."
Darn it! I wanted to be on the same side as whoever was pointing out the flaws in the nativity scene but instead I seem to have the argument against it. Of course, for my argument to hold it means angels actually fly like bees.
I haven't read the bible but I guess there's not a part that goes: "What's that bloody loud buzzing," said Mary.
It also means angels can't fly when it's raining (so Christmas was a bad time to be working) and when they found a potential virgin mother they fly in a figure of 8 to send a message to the other angels.
Imagine how much pollen they could fit round their thighs.
Concentrate, here comes the science: "Even a cursory examination of the evidence in representational arts shows that angels and cherubs cannot take off and cannot use powered flight," said Prof Wotton. "And even if they used gliding flight, they would need to be exposed to very high wind velocities at take off - such high winds that they would be blown away and have no need for wings."
It seems strange that a man of science would attack this myth and not go after some of the miracles, but the miracles are harder to disprove than you would imagine.
Jesus turned water into wine. Well, actually that's not a miracle, that's just fermentation.
Jesus cured lepers. Maybe they were misdiagnosed, the health care profession back then wasn't that advanced.
OK, what about when Jesus walked on water. Nike Air really pumped up?
The doc went on to talk about fairies saying, "The distortion of the thorax needed for flight in fairies with butterfly wings would be exceedingly uncomfortable. For sure, fairies don't fly."
I can't believe a professional scientist spent time studying things that don't even exist. Come off it. Get some work done studying something that is actually real, you waster! Higg's Boson anyone?
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