Today’s Doonesbury continues the spoof of Fox News’s reporting on the War on Christmas, and the right’s War on the First Amendment.
“The Jesus of my youth was born outside a post office:
Then the post office was able to make money selling stamps so people could send Christmas cards.
Sad, innit? The Post Office is reduced to Christmas cards, a few bills, and lots and lots and lots of spam….
And I can’t seem to bloody remember to check that goddamned box!
I always notice it right after I hit ‘Post Comment’.
Well, duh! If we noticed it in time, it’d be “Pre Comment”….
And so I have at the end of times (or at least end of year) learned* what a nativity obscene is. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nativity_scene ] These spectacles occur over here too.
– Reports from the naivety scene –
* Actually, I think I have forgotten. Something about “nativity” trips my memory up.
I’m sure 2000 years from now, all Nativity Scenes will include a Little Drummer Boy and Ahmal with his crutch, and they will be as integral and universally accepted as the ox, the ass, the shepherds, the kings, and the cat.
Ahmal is one of my favorite operas!
I’d have to check, but I think my Dad’s trumpet teacher, Murray Karpilovsky, was in the pit for the premiere broadcast.
To match Doonesbury, here’s XKCD with a nice macabre literalist interpretation of Catlick theology
[Hope like hell the HTML works...]
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