Psychotic ramblings about homeschool, books, religion, politics, autism and food.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Santa at the Manger
While looking for Christmas art, I ran across a display of Santa kneeling at Christ's manger. I've seen it before and haven't really thought about it. Interestingly, it does have some controversy. Is this a symbol of commercialism and secularism creeping into the religious holiday? Is it commercialism bowing to and recognizing the religious? Or is it simply a way to blend the secular and religious to get more commercial sales? Whatever, I won't be adding a Santa to our creche. It's difficult enough to keep Santa from overpowering the religious significance of Christmas.