zaterdag 24 december 2011

Het Kerstverhaal, anno nu

Infant found in barn - Garda and Social Service alerted

Carpenter from Nazareth and immature mother taken into custody


In the early morning hours, a concerned citizen alerted the authorities. He had discovered a young family that lives in a barn.

Upon arrival the Gardai and the social services found an infant and his 14-year-old mother, a certain Mary H. from Nazareth. The infant was wrapped in strips of cloth and had been laid in a manger.

After the arrest of the mother, a man, later identified as H. Joseph, from Nazareth, was also arrested when he tried to obstruct the social worker. Joseph, supported by shepherds and three unidentifiable foreigners, wanted to prevent the removal of the child, but was stopped by the police.

Also arrested were the three foreigners, who described themselves as "wise men" of an eastern country. Both the Interior Ministry and Customs are searching for clues about the origin of these three men, who are apparently in the country illegally.

A Garda spokeswoman said that they carried no identification, but were in possession of gold, and some were possibly banned substances.

They resisted arrest and claimed that God had told them to go straight to the barn and to avoid any contact with official bodies. The accompanying chemicals were sent for further investigation into the crime lab.

The whereabouts of the infant will not be announced until further notice. A quick clarification of the whole case seems very doubtful. On further inquiries a social worker told at the welfare office: "The father is middle-aged and the mother is definitely not of legal age, we just check with the authorities in Nazareth, in which way the two are related to each other.."

Mary is in the district hospital in Bethlehem on medical and psychiatric examinations. She will be charged of negligence on a later date. Her mental state is closer scrutinized because she claimed to be still a virgin and the infant born of God.

In an official statement the Head of Psychiatry says: "I have no right to tell people what to believe, but if this leads to the belief that - as in this case - a newborn is at risk, you have to classify these people as dangerous. The fact that possible drugs and foreigners were present, does not contribute to creating confidence. I am certain that all persons involved with the incident will get the necessary treatment to be normal members of our society in a few years."

Finally, we have received this info:
The present shepherds steadfastly maintained that a great man in a white gown and carrying wings (!) on his back, told them to go to the barn and pay homage to the infant.

A spokeswoman for the Narcotics Department said: “This is pretty much the dumbest excuse from those stupid junkies I have ever heard.”

3 opmerkingen:

  1. Nice story !! Prettige Kerstdagen en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar !!

  2. Dat is grappig geschreven.
    Weer eens iets anders dan het traditionele kerstverhaal ;-)

  3. Leuk :-)
    Goed uiteinde voor jullie allemaal.