A Very Hitchcock Christmas

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How Christmas Shopping is Like Going to Church

David Hayward shared this cartoon: I think it is hilarious. But it makes some serious points. The oddity of giving people a certain time and saying that this will be “fellowship” time or “worship” is distinctly odd, and that oddity is only missed when we have be ome accustomed to this way of doing things. [Read More...]

Yoda Claus

These are just two commonly-themed Star Wars Christmas cards out of a collection of 23 shared on Buzzfeed recently. HT Lynne Kvapil on Facebook. [Read more...]

Jedi Jesus and Santa on a Dinosaur

I have no idea what this picture means. But I have the strange sense that it belongs on this blog. HT Judy Stack-Nelson on Facebook   [Read more...]

Dreaming of a White Jesus

The recent statement by a Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly illustrates well why historical Jesus research is so important. Jesus has become a powerful myth, indeed more than one, and has been coopted in the service of a great many ideologies. Nothing provides as effective a counter to the infinite range of things that Jesus [Read More...]

Zombies at the Manger

From Chuck and Beans, a cartoon series which has many more holiday-themed ones, including this: [Read more...]

While Waiting for the Shepherds to Arrive…

I went back and forth between several possible titles for this post. What title would you have given it?   [Read more...]

Do We Need To Put God Back In The Weather (Channel)?

A friend shared this on Facebook:   I have commented on many occasions before on the noteworthy fact that most religious believers are secularists when it comes to the weather. Even the few who offer loud and obnoxious claims that severe weather indicates divine displeasure do so selectively. The always see severe weather as judgment [Read More...]

Santa’s Demise

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Stop That Sleigh! Blast Them!

Via the 501st Georgia Garrison on Facebook, where a comment was added along the lines of the following: Dad, there's something on the roof and its markings match those of a ships that blasted its way out of Mos Eisley!   [Read more...]

More Reflections on Santa and God

This image was shared with me this morning by e-mail: Perhaps it is a professional hazard (as I have blogged about God and Santa more than once in the past), but I found myself not just enjoying the face value humor of it, but also reflecting on how this relates to ancient (including Biblical) and [Read More...]


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