So basically, all I can take away from this thread is "it's magic" and it's real, apparently.
Proof denies faith, and yet the OP spent a lot of time (wasted) trying to prove it. Where's the faith in that?
Ignore the obvious problems with the premise, chastise those who don't agree, and claim superior knowledge and moral high ground. Seen it too many
times before. Someone posted five points, but they forgot to capitalize on the first one, so you jump on that. Ignore all the other points.
You carry on believing and ignoring all other points of view. I'm sure that's what Jesus would have done.
25+ entities preceding Jesus claimed the nativity or similar. Were they 'dry runs'? Oh, sorry, I forgot. God doesn't make any mistakes. Obviously
these were just getting people used to the idea of believing anything they were told. It worked. They'll believe just about anything.
If your Bible is truth to you, then I wish you good luck. I'm sure all praise goes to god when you catch that touchdown, win that Emmy etc. but I
don't hear all the praise when you scuff your knee, lose your phone, or drop that potentially winning superbowl catch... That was 'Him' too, right?
Nobody ever answered if Koala are clean or unclean, though. Just sayin'.