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December 22, 2012

A New Understanding of Christmas
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The feast of Christmas has changed dramatically over the last 500 years. From a quiet traditional celebration in the Christian world, Christmas has morphed into an annual world-wide, multi-million dollar economic and media binge about shopping malls, flying reindeer and a large man in a red suit. Prelate and scriptural expert Father Robert Geis will help us navigate the many misunderstood and unknown scriptural nuances of Christmas as told in the gospels of St. Luke and St. Matthew.Also - was the Star of Bethlehem actually a star, or something else? A UFO expert has an interesting theory.
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The Conspiracy Show: Star or UFO?

The star of Bethlehem as Christian lore has it, guided three wise men to a site in a Judean town where a new born child of significant eminence lay in a construct that sheltered animals. Tradition says they came to hail the birth of a new king. An exceptional child, conceived in unique circumstances, born under exceptional circumstances with a star no less for a designated guiding light that brings special visitors with special behests to see him. All this accompanied by apparitions and space wide manifestations, a real magic show for all to see and hear in little significant town 2000 years or so ago. What other so called inexplicable magic show that goes on today bears a natural reference to all this in terms of its spectacle and wonder? Yes you've guessed it: The UFO phenomenon. UFO expert Nigel Kerner explains.
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The Conspiracy Show: A New Understanding of Christmas

Who actually were the Magi? Kings or Scientists? What was the celestial phenomenon we are told the Magi followed in the sky? Why was Mary chosen to be the Mother of Jesus? Father Richard Geis will examine the role played by King Herod in the highly politicized world in Judea before and after Christ's birth. Also - how did the Prophecies in the Old Testament foretell the birth of history's most influential man, a man destined to be born in a stable, among lowly farm animals and shepherds? Join us as we examine these - and other provocative questions - for a very different look at Christmas.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Nigel Kerner
Nigel Kerner was born in Sri Lanka, his mother from a British planting family and his father an officer in the British Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm. This international family base provided the background for an obsessive and serious interest in international human affairs and how these interface with science, religion and philosophy. He has felt driven, from his young years, to expose the humbug and hypocrisy in modern scientific and religious and social thinking. His formal graduate education is in biomedical science and human behavioural psychology. His fascination with the puzzling and enigmatic phenomenon of UFOs resulted in his first book 'The Song of the Greys' published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1997. This serious work on the subject is now noted world-wide for its radical view on the phenomenon. His latest book, 'Grey Aliens and the Harvesting of Souls' published by Inner Traditions/Bear & Company is the second in a trilogy about the UFO phenomenon and its social repercussions on humanity. His books and numerous articles have established his unique thesis as part of the canon of serious literature on the subject. Nigel Kerner lives with his wife and family on his estate in middle England. He has a passionate interest in projects on behalf of the deprived and disadvantaged of developing nations. He is at present working with his family and a team of European friends and volunteers on a medical and agro-development project done on behalf of the rural poor in a country in the Far East. This takes up much of his spare time. His hobbies include reading science literature and journals, wild-life videography, wildlife conservation activities, singing and song writing. His sporting passions are Cricket and Rugby Union.

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Robert Geis
Robert Geis is a Prelate Protosyncellus in the Eastern Orthodox rite. He has published a number of books on philosophy and theology, as well as Holy Scripture. His work on the Resurrection in the National Catholic Herald is cited as "a remarkable book." His work on immortality received high marks in the philosophic journal The Review of Metaphysics. He has also written and published one of the most definitive works on Papal authority Peter and Linus the question of Papal Infallibility. Many of his works are house in the US Library of Congress. Fr. Geis has just finished a 424 page book entitled Life of Christ, which will come out early next year. It is published by Rowman and Littlefield.