Now That’s How You Do a Nativity Scene

The Columbia City Seventh Day Adventist Church in Lake City, Florida seems to have gone a little over the top in putting together a drive-thru nativity scene. Going beyond merely depicting Joseph, Mary and Jesus and maybe some wise men, they decided to include Herod’s slaughter of male babies as well.

According to the Bible, the Edict of Herod ordered the killing of all infant boys age 2 and under, in an attempt to weed out baby Jesus.

The Columbia City Church portrayed the slaughter– replacing babies with dolls– but parents say it still traumatized their kids.

Lake City Resident Jenny Williams describes her experience, “as we pulled up further, they were depicting decapitating babies and that happened to be on the side of the vehicle that my 2 year old was on and it was very traumatic for her she started crying and screaming because of the baby and it took me hours to calm her down.”

Wait till she grows up and reads the rest of the Bible, which contains story after story of slaughter and genocide, usually at the command of God. Of course, there is no evidence that any such slaughter by Herod ever took place.

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  • mikeym

    I don’t understand why the 2-year-old girl was so upset. It was only BOYS who were slaughtered!

  • Kaintukee Bob

    No evidence! NO EVIDENCE?!

    But it’s IN THE BIBLE. EVERY WORD IS TRUE and you can’t doubt that.

    Now, if you don’t mind, I’m going to go back to discussing this with my snake, who eats dirt.

  • raven

    they decided to include Herod’s slaughter of male babies as well.

    Needs more dinosaurs and Zombies.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    The Columbia City Seventh Day Adventist Church in Lake City, Florida seems to have gone a little over the top in putting together a drive-thru nativity scene.

    Do you expect the Millerites to do anything halfway?

  • Sastra

    I’ve often wondered why those popular little Noah’s Ark sets don’t contain drowning sinners trying to save their children. Think of the opportunity to play at gloating.

  • Thumper: Token Breeder

    At least they’re being honest about their murderous little book, rather than pretending it’s all sweetness and light until the brainwashing is firmly entrenched. What’s not to like?

  • DrewN

    The scene itself is nothing compared to what they did to the maintenance guy for putting it up during the sabbath!

  • abb3w

    Huh. The Feast of the Slaughter of the Innocents isn’t until December 28th. Trying to beat the rush?

  • oranje

    And now, to put a musical jingle in everyone’s head. “He went to Herod!”

    Jewelry commercials are always insipid.

  • magistramarla

    The Atheists don’t even have to put up a banner there. The xtians are doing the recruiting for us.

  • http://www.gregory-gadow.net Gregory in Seattle

    @abb3w #8 – And the arrival of the Three Kings is observed on January 6, and yet, you never see a creche without them.

  • naturalcynic

    If the Three Wise Men were so wise, why wouldn’t they realize what Herod was going to do?

    And why couldn’t any of Herod’s flunkies figure out what that bright light in the sky was all about, anyway?

  • freehand

    naturalcynic: If the Three Wise Men were so wise, why wouldn’t they realize what Herod was going to do?

    Oh, please. They were astrologers, not magicians.

    And why couldn’t any of Herod’s flunkies figure out what that bright light in the sky was all about, anyway?

    Herod was Godless, and therefore anti-science.

  • Francisco Bacopa

    If I had been raised to believe the literal truth of the Christmas story I would have had doubts about the Slaughter of the Innocents once I learned about how the Roman empire worked. Yes, they worked with local authorities, but there’s no way they would have let a guy like Herod stay in power. He dosn’t sound good for stability.

  • marcus

    According to Wiki Herod was a “client-king” of the Roman Empire and a practitioner of Judaism, though not a Jew himself. For what it’s worth.

  • LightningRose

    Awesome!

  • http://kamakanui.zenfolio.com Kamaka

    This dumbshit reporter Chris Gilmore says “historically accurate” more than once concerning Herod’s misdeeds.

    Excuse me, Mr. Reporter, sir, you need some work on reading comprehension. If you read really, really carefully, it is transparent that the “Nativity” is a complete fabrication.

    Sad Mom, a confused and frightened child is the natural outcome of indoctrinating your daughter with such an *unpleasant* text. Read Leviticus, really read Leviticus before you take your child down this path any further.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1531393070 danrobinson

    Christianity.

    Gleefully damaging children since 33AD.

  • skinnercitycyclist

    abb3w:

    Huh. The Feast of the Slaughter of the Innocents isn’t until December 28th. Trying to beat the rush?

    Yet another reason to say “Happy Holidays,” as clearly Xians themselves celebrate holidays other than Christmas at this season.