Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Homefront In The War On Christmas
So I'm driving home from volleyball in a foul mood and I pass by a house on Fletcher Road that always makes me crazy this time of year. They always put out a big cross with big blue Christmas lights on it.
It bugs me because, while I know the cross is a universal symbol for Christ and Christianity, I always have viewed it as a reminder of Christ's death. Appropriate for Easter decorations, sure...but for the day celebrating Christ's birth? A star strikes me as the better choice.
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...ew, Merry "bloodsoaked" Christmas... I just love the part where Jesus' hand comes shooting up out of the gravel pit....
Posted by: Darryl Pearce | Dec 8, 2005 12:45:37 AM
I always liked the bit where you think Michael Douglas finally has Jesus down for the count, when BOOM! He pops up out of the bathwater with the knife! Thank god Anne Archer was there to blow the Lord away...
Posted by: Scooter | Dec 8, 2005 9:05:01 AM
My favorite Xmas movie is Jesus II: The Revenge.
Posted by: NTodd | Dec 8, 2005 9:58:31 AM
I live in a predominately African-American section of an (almost) Southern city.
A white family of Clueless Christians who live a couple of blocks from me light up a huge wooden cross on their lawn each year right after Thanksgiving.
Originally, they lighted it with hundreds of flickering votive candles, but now they use little flickering Christmas lights.
It's been a continuing source of discussion among the rest of the neighbors.
Posted by: Ereshkigal | Dec 8, 2005 4:36:46 PM