<quoted text>the "stable" was a small cave, and i doubt if cows were in this small cave, since most cows were down in Bashan where the good pasture is located.
the only animal that might have been there would have been a small burro
Poor little burro all by himself!
No one outside of christian ONLY writers ever mentions the virgin birth story. Don't forget there were no christians, christianity had not yet even been invented, but only jews and they don't tell stories or believe in virgin mary story.
There is no recorded stories anywhere of King Herod slaughtering male infants. No recorded stories anywhere of Mary/Joseph/Jesus fleeing to Egypt.
As a young child I too was taught all these stories. I was fascinated until I reached the age of reason, 9.
Christian TRADITION only!
Every religious "belief" has their traditions and their followers were taught and believe as strongly in their hearts that their stories are true too.