Precious Moments

People do weird things to the Bible.

We’ve taken the cherubim and changed them from the fierce guardians of Eden into chubby little naked children with wings.

If someone really was born in a stable, it would be an ugly scene with blood on the straw and the smell of afterbirth and manure. We’s sanitized it and put it on Hallmark cards.

Somehow, “Biblical” has come to mean “wholesome” in American culture. So Rachel Held Evans presents these Biblical entries into the cloying “Precious Moments” line. Here’s my favorite:

And also:

These were originally created by Tom LaMothe, pastor of First Baptist Church in Greenport, New York. I’d say they are pitch perfect.

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