Here’s how a committee meeting between Herod and his advisers might sound, if such a meeting were to take place in a Western context today.
This baby in a manger is a threat to us. By his very existence in this world, all the power structures that surround him stand unprotected. He is a threat to our safe spaces.
This whole nativity; the event of the Christ-child being born is a conservative conspiracy. It is violence against everything we stand for, which is justification enough for violent suppression. It stands as an outright repressive assault on everything we’ve built.
This is blasphemy. We’ve heard of the academics that cheated you. Wise cracks who refused to give up his location.
It’s their kind that hinders us from completely implementing our social programs. The structures we seek to replace with our own. The ones we want to tear down, the ones we’ve told everyone is “for the good of the people”, our erosion of those structures. All if it will all be brought into question.
Our collective’s survival rests in our ideas dominating these higher learning stations. Those who still have sway with the young, and yet betray us must be purged.
We must rally people to take up arms against this heteronormative oppression. The masculine he, the male Christ-child, the nativity scene itself, is an idea, constructed to further the chains of bigoted societal norms.
At its heart is a war against phobic misrepresentations empowering archaic social constructs, designed to unhinge us from progress. For the betterment of humanity; for our evolution, we must have control and influence of hearts and minds, which as we’ve agreed, has to happen first with our educational institutions.
That is why this strange birth; these chosen people; these breeders, are an assault on our humanity.
How dare this young woman choose to keep her unexpected pregnancy? In doing so she stands opposed to our ideas of inequality and equality; of justice and injustice.
This must not go unpunished!
Their religious beliefs are phobic, sexist and irrational. So, we the committee applaud your decision. We’ve even lined up celebrity endorsements to back us on how necessary and just this action is. This woman’s pregnancy and this prophecy is a farce, therefore this child’s life should be deemed not worthy of life.
If only she could’ve seen the freedom we offer her, the same freedom from the fetus we’ve given all women, you wouldn’t have had to act as you have. Mary is to wear the blame for forcing your hand, not you.
Therefore, let nothing sway you. You’re decision to wipe out males up to the age of two, will save us and make certain we have eliminated this threat to peace and our civil order. It is a surgical act of great compassion, liberating your people from imposters. We are the victims here.
Consider also that this woman’s choice disempowers women. If she gets away with it, what does our lack of response say about our pro-abortion policies and how will that negatively impact the millions in funding flowing into our feticide factories?
This nativity and its proclamation before everyday people is a threat to us. It will inspire ignorant non-conformists and counter cultural activists to disobedience.
Make no mistake, this child will work against us. He will stand as a threat to our factories, our causes, and he will take away our ability to convince the people about how necessary it is for them to have us in power.
This must not happen. The raising up of anyone against the glorious progressive collective must be met with ridicule, shaming, or gaol time.
We want our ideas to reign. We want a peaceful society in harmony with a peaceful religion. We want our people to be thankful for the live-life-our-way programs. We have no room for a Prince of peace; no room for a “King of Kings” who commands us to live life His way.
This is what real violence looks like! It is violence towards the collective. Violence against the state!
All who disagree with this are traitors, haters and infidels! Anyone not with us, is against us.
We’re told that the prophecy of Isaiah has been fulfilled, that this child is a saviour.
The quiet proclamation announcing the birth of a Jew; a baby boy from Judea is ethnocentric; it’s offensive to other races. Yes, it propagates the legitimacy of Israel’s existence, but it threatens our power on the world stage.
This manger baby will lead a revolution. This Christ-child is a threat to us all.
Our leaders must not stop showing a unified stand against this blatant display of contempt for us.
Organise the outrage. Send out the murderous minions and shut down all this unlicensed good cheer. The party must not be seen to approve of this unsanctioned movement. Stop the early rumblings of this pathetic prophetic Christ movement.
You must act. Remember all who oppose you are as the tyrants of the past.
Long may our party, its leader and its ideas reign.
This is a hypothetical response created for the purpose of highlighting how some in the West respond to Jesus Christ. How within that response rests a resistance to Him who still confronts us in our own positions of power.
For the recount of an historical response of someone in power to the birth of Jesus Christ, see Matthew 2:16-18