Heart of the City by Mark Tatulli

Heart of the City

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  1. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 3 years ago

    I remember a story by Isaac Asimov where a religious man in the future loses his faith… when he discovers that a peaceful, prosperous society was wiped out by a supernova… the same one that guided the wise men to Bethlehem.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 3 years ago

    The account in Luke doesn’t sound like a star or any other natural phenomena that we are familiar with.
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    Read it and you’ll see what I mean.

  3. Magic Grandad

    Magic Grandad said, almost 3 years ago

    Is it possible, at this wonderful time of year, to just believe rather than all the analysis. That’s all children do and they have a great time.

    However, spare a thought for the children that can’t for any one of many reasons.

  4. WaitingMan

    WaitingMan said, almost 3 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    The story was “The Star”, by Arthur C. Clarke.

  5. Captain Colorado

    Captain Colorado said, almost 3 years ago

    Jesus is the reason for the season. Merry Christmas.

  6. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, almost 3 years ago

    Agreed Heart.

  7. Skyrider

    Skyrider said, almost 3 years ago

    I think the “Star” Heart is referring to is lying in the manger.

  8. cosman

    cosman said, almost 3 years ago

    Like how the Three Wise Men’s eyes have quietly cut over to Heart..

  9. pinkdryad

    pinkdryad GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    This is beautiful, Mark. Thank you, and Merry Christmas!

  10. chassimmons

    chassimmons GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The star account is in Matthew, not Luke. And no natural phenomenon fits it at all well. The Magi rested the day before in Jerusalem, then followed “the star” to Bethlehem, and found that it stopped over Joseph’s house (the stable/manger business is in the Luke version). Now, Bethlehem is south of Jerusalem, and any star that starts the evening in the south then proceeds to set in the southwest, it will never appear straight up.

    So, call it a miracle if you wish, but don’t try to make it an actual star, it just doesn’t fit.

  11. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, almost 3 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    The story was “The Star” and it was written by Arthur C. Clark. The hero was a Jesuit Priest who was having a crisis of faith. It is one my all-time favorite SF stories.

  12. samfran60

    samfran60 said, almost 3 years ago

    @Captain Colorado

    YES

  13. samfran60

    samfran60 said, almost 3 years ago

    @Skyrider

    AGREED

  14. AStarofDestiny

    AStarofDestiny said, almost 3 years ago

    @Captain Colorado

    Yes, He is. Merry Christmas to you (and all ) as well!

  15. vproulx

    vproulx said, almost 3 years ago

    in Hebrew, the word “star” also means “angel”

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