Cartoon: Zombies and the baby Jesus

I make no apologies for celebrating Christmas. It’s my favorite time of the year, and I love celebrating all the traditions with my kids. I shouldn’t admit it, but I still get choked up singing Silent Night, and love David Bowie’s and Bing Crosby’s version of the Little Drummer Boy.

All of that being said, I am one atheist who is sick of the over commercialization of the Winter solstice. I don’t know if it’s because of religious pressure or what, but less and less stores are letting us enjoy the evil goodness of Halloween. The below cartoon provides us with a great way to have fun with all myths.

As funny as this is, it is actually quite biblical. The only problem is the zombies don’t appear until Easter.

51 Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, 52 and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; 53 and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.
(Matthew 27:51-53, New King James Version)

I guess it’s time to come up with a Dawn of The Dead Easter figurine set.

Brother Richard

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  • 1minion

    That's a whole new level of awesome. I wish I'd thought of that back when my mother built nativity scenes…

  • 1minion

    That's a whole new level of awesome. I wish I'd thought of that back when my mother built nativity scenes…

  • JM Shep

    That’s hilarious. I wish they would back off and let me enjoy Halloween too. I don’t like my ghosts, gouls, and witches mixed in with snowmen, Santa, and baby Jesus.

  • http://ptt-blog.blogspot.com Andy Armitage

    I love that cartoon! I, too, bemoan the overcommercialisation of Christmas, and, in spite of my atheism (or at least nontheism) I call it Christmas (in fact I made a good case for it in an article in a humanist magazine: http://www.gayandlesbianhumanist.org/December%202… I made the point for putting the Christ back into Christmas, but "only as a syllable".

    And I, too, love some of the Christmas songs. We have a double CD of Crosby, Clooney and many more singing show songs and standards, some religious, some pagan ("Deck the Halls", for instance), and, although it's what we in the UK might term naff, it's evocative and certainly adds to the admosphere.

    Done well, Christmas could be magic again; done as it is, I'm afraid it's all rather ruined and in our household we do have to struggle to maintain an atmosphere and forget about the commercialisation (we usually succeed, with good food, good wine and a bit of fun – and that's with three adults, no kids).

  • http://ptt-blog.blogspot.com Andy Armitage

    I love that cartoon! I, too, bemoan the overcommercialisation of Christmas, and, in spite of my atheism (or at least nontheism) I call it Christmas (in fact I made a good case for it in an article in a humanist magazine: http://www.gayandlesbianhumanist.org/December%202… I made the point for putting the Christ back into Christmas, but "only as a syllable".

    And I, too, love some of the Christmas songs. We have a double CD of Crosby, Clooney and many more singing show songs and standards, some religious, some pagan ("Deck the Halls", for instance), and, although it's what we in the UK might term naff, it's evocative and certainly adds to the admosphere.

    Done well, Christmas could be magic again; done as it is, I'm afraid it's all rather ruined and in our household we do have to struggle to maintain an atmosphere and forget about the commercialisation (we usually succeed, with good food, good wine and a bit of fun – and that's with three adults, no kids).

  • http://ptt-blog.blogspot.com Andy Armitage

    I love that cartoon! I, too, bemoan the overcommercialisation of Christmas, and, in spite of my atheism (or at least nontheism) I call it Christmas (in fact I made a good case for it in an article in a humanist magazine: gayandlesbianhumanist.org/December%202008/Christmas.htm. I made the point for putting the Christ back into Christmas, but "only as a syllable".

    And I, too, love some of the Christmas songs. We have a double CD of Crosby, Clooney and many more singing show songs and standards, some religious, some pagan ("Deck the Halls", for instance), and, although it's what we in the UK might term naff, it's evocative and certainly adds to the admosphere.

    Done well, Christmas could be magic again; done as it is, I'm afraid it's all rather ruined and in our household we do have to struggle to maintain an atmosphere and forget about the commercialisation (we usually succeed, with good food, good wine and a bit of fun – and that's with three adults, no kids).

  • http://ptt-blog.blogspot.com Andy Armitage

    I love that cartoon! I, too, bemoan the overcommercialisation of Christmas, and, in spite of my atheism (or at least nontheism) I call it Christmas (in fact I made a good case for it in an article in a humanist magazine: gayandlesbianhumanist.org/December%202008/Christmas.htm. I made the point for putting the Christ back into Christmas, but "only as a syllable".

    And I, too, love some of the Christmas songs. We have a double CD of Crosby, Clooney and many more singing show songs and standards, some religious, some pagan ("Deck the Halls", for instance), and, although it's what we in the UK might term naff, it's evocative and certainly adds to the admosphere.

    Done well, Christmas could be magic again; done as it is, I'm afraid it's all rather ruined and in our household we do have to struggle to maintain an atmosphere and forget about the commercialisation (we usually succeed, with good food, good wine and a bit of fun – and that's with three adults, no kids).

  • http://ptt-blog.blogspot.com Andy Armitage

    I keep getting a comment immediately "deleted by the administator". Am I doing something wrong? I can't see anything objectionable in it.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/BrotherRichard BrotherRichard

      Andy, I'm not sure what could be the problem. We use Intense Debate for comments. You might want to check with them.

  • http://ptt-blog.blogspot.com Andy Armitage

    I love that cartoon! I, too, bemoan the overcommercialisation of Christmas, and, in spite of my atheism (or at least nontheism) I call it Christmas (in fact I made a good case for it in an article in a humanist magazine: gayandlesbianhumanist dot org/December%202008/Christmas dot htm (I've had to do the URL like this because I suspect that's why my comment keeps getting deleted, even though it is, I hope, a helpful link, and it's certainly not commercial). I made the point for putting the Christ back into Christmas, but "only as a syllable".

    And I, too, love some of the Christmas songs. We have a double CD of Crosby, Clooney and many more singing show songs and standards, some religious, some pagan ("Deck the Halls", for instance), and, although it's what we in the UK might term naff, it's evocative and certainly adds to the admosphere.

  • http://ptt-blog.blogspot.com Andy Armitage

    I love that cartoon! I, too, bemoan the overcommercialisation of Christmas, and, in spite of my atheism (or at least nontheism) I call it Christmas (in fact I made a good case for it in an article in a humanist magazine: gayandlesbianhumanist dot org/December%202008/Christmas dot htm (I've had to do the URL like this because I suspect that's why my comment keeps getting deleted, even though it is, I hope, a helpful link, and it's certainly not commercial). I made the point for putting the Christ back into Christmas, but "only as a syllable".

    And I, too, love some of the Christmas songs. We have a double CD of Crosby, Clooney and many more singing show songs and standards, some religious, some pagan ("Deck the Halls", for instance), and, although it's what we in the UK might term naff, it's evocative and certainly adds to the admosphere.

  • http://www.monicadickey.com Monica Dickey

    hahahaha I like it

    I too love christmas even though I'm no churchgoer. Who can pass up turkey, presents, and some time with the fam?

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/BrotherRichard BrotherRichard

      Amen, Sister Monica. Eat, drink and be merry!

  • http://www.monicadickey.com Monica Dickey

    hahahaha I like it

    I too love christmas even though I'm no churchgoer. Who can pass up turkey, presents, and some time with the fam?

  • http://ntrygg.wordpress.com nina

    brilliant – I have an all snowperson nativity – and have been tempted to dress my house up for Christmas – as the Halloween decorations.

    now, I want an all zombie nativity – perhaps do a cradle to empty grave motif – polymer clay, here I come

  • http://ntrygg.wordpress.com nina

    brilliant – I have an all snowperson nativity – and have been tempted to dress my house up for Christmas – as the Halloween decorations.

    now, I want an all zombie nativity – perhaps do a cradle to empty grave motif – polymer clay, here I come

  • Ben Tripp

    Did somebody say zombie nativity? http://riseagainthenovel.com/zombie-nativity-pape

  • Ben Tripp

    Did somebody say zombie nativity? http://riseagainthenovel.com/zombie-nativity-pape

  • http://scaryhalloweenmasks.us thomas

    Hello friend
    What evil costumes of politicians will we see this year.
    I\\\’m going as an undead Sarah Palin for fun.

  • Viking

    Well, I lost track of this and wanted to send it to a friend (because it's AWESOME), so I had to Google it. Look what I found: http://www.etsy.com/listing/83354982/zombie-nativ… !!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/BrotherRichard BrotherRichard

    Andy, I'm not sure what could be the problem. We use Intense Debate for comments. You might want to check with them.


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