December 18th, 2013 11:52 EST
'Living Nativity` Scene Depicts Santa Bowing to Baby Jesus
"A living nativity scene which was put on by the Baptist Temple Church in Fall River, Mass., on Sunday didn`t just feature baby Jesus -- jolly St. Nick was there as well.
In the scene, Santa was really getting into the Christmas spirit by bowing to Jesus.
`The true message of Christmas is about Jesus` birth,` said Shirley Johnson, who is married to church pastor Rev. Michael Johnson. `And you know what Christmas has become for many. ... It`s about Santa and the gifts. That`s why we`re showing Santa bowing the knee to baby Jesus. We all need to bow the knee."
I give props to the Baptist Temple Church for including Santa in their nativity scene, and making an important spiritual statement.
Santa is an interloper who doesn`t have anything to do with the real meaning of Christmas, in real life he would kidnap Joseph and Mary and force them to make lead-based toys in the North Pole for slave wages. He might toss the Baby Jesus a cheap toy, but he would never bow down to him.
Santa with his red face, bulbous nose, and huge gut is a perfect symbol for the decadence, debauchery and gluttony that prevail during the Christmas season.
It`s good to know that in a living nativity scene in a Baptist Church, Santa is paying homage to Jesus, and the self-sacrifice, and good will that he represents.
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