Saturday, December 15, 2012

Bad Nativity sets


As I say, one thing I love about Christmas (including Advent) is the Protestants forget they don’t like us and put up statues of Jesus and Mary and sing in Latin. But the farther from the church they get, the weirder it can get. I’m sure much of this doesn’t mean to be sacrilegious. A small cost of the Incarnation; God can handle it. Reminds me of this Cracked quote about Japan (which got Christmas, at least Santa and a shopping season, from American soldiers occupying it after WWII):
Christianity is not big in Japan; less than one percent of the population is Christian. So you wouldn’t think Christmas would be a big deal, but man do the Japanese people love them some Santa! Godzilla comes and Hello Kitty goes, but for some reason Santa endures in Japan. Not that they’re totally clear on the subject. Imagine you got a job at a nuclear power plant and taught yourself how to do it from old “Simpsons” episodes. That’s kind of how Japan goes about the whole “Christmas” thing.

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