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[-] Transcendant@lemmy.world 53 points 2 months ago

My first thought after laughing at this was... "wtf even IS myyrh, anyway?"

a fragrant gum resin obtained from certain trees and used

Cheap fucking bastard gave the baby Jesus chewing gum.

[-] jjagaimo@lemmy.ca 45 points 2 months ago

Myrrh isn't really a chewing gum, moreso a resinous material which can be used as both a binder and a scent. It's often used in incense along with other resins and gums like copal. Other examples of gums include gum Arabic and xanthan gum

[-] CodexArcanum@lemmy.world 17 points 2 months ago

And frankincense, one of two other gifts of the magi. The third is unaromatic gold, of course. Here's some jewelry and a bunch of funeral scents kid, hope your step-dad got you a toy.

[-] Transcendant@lemmy.world 6 points 2 months ago

Stop ruining my jokes with additional info, damn it!

[-] Madison420@lemmy.world 19 points 2 months ago

It's used in incense and was worth as much or more than gold because it's hard to collect in mass.

[-] don@lemm.ee 10 points 2 months ago

Seems like calling Myrrh “chewing gum” would be akin to calling a factory-new Bugatti Chiron “a busted-ass jalopy”. Which, depending on whom you’re talking to, is exactly what the Bugatti might be, I reckon.

[-] lugal@sopuli.xyz 4 points 2 months ago

The German word sounds similar to a German word for carrot so as a child I thought that's what he got

[-] Transcendant@lemmy.world 4 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Bet you were wondering wtf was so wise about that wise man.

"I bring you Frankincense!"

"I bring you gold!"

"I bring you carrots, herp derp"

[-] hakunawazo@lemmy.world 2 points 2 months ago
[-] AnUnusualRelic@lemmy.world 2 points 2 months ago

What are you giving him a balm for? It might bite him.

[-] Bunnylux@lemmy.world 40 points 2 months ago

Not to be pendantic, but the wise men were visitors from the far east, not the same Romans that went on to crucify Jesus according to the myth

[-] NewNewAccount@lemmy.world 38 points 2 months ago

I think the “we” here is humanity.

[-] WayTooDank@lemmy.world 16 points 2 months ago

Well maybe the romans were just faster than them?

[-] hakunawazo@lemmy.world 3 points 2 months ago

They also had the cooler pole.

[-] hydrospanner@lemmy.world 3 points 2 months ago

And in fairness the Romans did do it, but only at the absolute insistence of the Jewish religious leaders.

[-] 15liam20@lemmy.world 3 points 2 months ago
[-] lugal@sopuli.xyz 23 points 2 months ago

Unthankful genZ! Just got a present and all they do is asking unrelated questions. Next time you'll get no myrrh, how does that sound?

[-] fluxion@lemmy.world 8 points 2 months ago

God himself can die for our sins but kids these days just bitch and whine about how "unfair" that is

[-] JohnDClay@sh.itjust.works 17 points 2 months ago

Particularly relevant since myrrh was used as a burial spice.

[-] Karlos_Cantana@kbin.social 10 points 2 months ago

Maybe it was the myrrh that resurrected Jesus. I'm taking a bag of myrrh to the cemetery this afternoon and see what havoc I can wreak.

[-] NoStressyJessie@lemmy.blahaj.zone 8 points 2 months ago

Myrrh at the time was an anointing oil used during burial rights/ preparation, so no.

[-] jopepa@lemmy.world 1 points 2 months ago

Jesus, Lazarus, and I can’t think of anyone else who died at the time, but those two came back, so maybe?

[-] JimVanDeventer@lemmy.world 10 points 2 months ago

“You get gold.”

“You get frankincense.”

“But wait, there’s myrrh!”

[-] Gork@lemm.ee 7 points 2 months ago

Nailed to the North Pole. Just more proof of war crimes that have been occurring in the War on Christmas.

[-] FlyingSquid@lemmy.world 3 points 2 months ago

"Er, well, um, if you're dropping by again, do pop in. Heh. And thanks a lot for the gold and frankincense, er, but don't worry too much about the myrrh next time. All right? Heh. Thank you. Good-bye."

[-] ChaoticNeutralCzech@feddit.de 2 points 2 months ago

Meanwhile, to help Mary take her mind off that, here is some nail polish

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