Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Current Times

What If Jesus Were Born Today?

By Lori Preuitt
|  Friday, Dec 17, 2010  |  Updated 8:04 AM PDT
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Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Current Times

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What would happen if the Christmas story happened today?

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A new video just went live that imagines what the birth of Jesus of Nazareth would have been like if it happened in the social networking age.

The stars of the show are Joseph and Mary, with a cameo by young Jesus. The catalyst for the Christmas tale is none other than Palo Alto-based Facebook.

The group Igniter Media put together a thoughtful 3:59 video that begins with a young man named  Joseph opening his Facebook account posting his intent to marry a woman named Mary on his wall.

The two changed their status to "engaged" and from there, the rest is rewritten Biblical history.

It ends with Mary changes her profile photo to show her cradling a newborn baby.

Next Joseph posts that they are naming their child Jesus. 

Igniter Media writes:

This video is an artistic take on how the story of the nativity might have read had a social network existed at the time of Jesus's birth. Follow this historical period as it unfolds as a digital narrative. This vignette is great for highlighting the truths and circumstances of our Savior's birth in a fresh, unique way.

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