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. 

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