When you see a fish like this swimming by, you might dismiss it by saying, “Don’t let that weirdo toothy monster fish touch me!” while flinging a spear. But what if you knew that that fish was actually Jesus, the Christ?

Well, you would feel like a real “Pontius Pilate” type of jerk—and for good reason. I would like to ask all of the nonbelievers out there: how else do you explain the fact that smalltooth sawfish are now being born by virgin birth, in the same manner as the Christ child? From the LA Times:

The smalltooth sawfish is a member of the ray family, and under normal circumstances it reproduces sexually like most other vertebrates. However, in a study published in Current Biology, scientists report seven instances of juvenile sawfish that appear to be the product of a virgin birth — no dad involved.

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to [the aquarium in] Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.

“Jesus is back—as a crazy toothy monster fish. Hallelujah!”

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