Live Nativity Scene Is Church's Annoying Way of Not Following the Rules (VIDEO)

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nativity sceneA few weeks back, there was this big kerfuffle in Santa Monica, California between the Atheists and the Jesus-lovers regarding Christmas decorations at a local park. See, because of what happened last December (a lottery was held to see which religions get the most decorations -- Atheists won; Christians were pissed), this year, Santa Monica said: "To hell with it. We're not doing decorations, because everybody who lives here is uptight and annoying, and frankly, we have better things to do with our time." That meant no "Religions are all alike. Founded upon fables and mythologies" signs from the Atheists; no giant Menorahs from the Jews; and no elaborate 14-part nativity scenes from the Christians.

Well, there isn't supposed to be any nativity scenes from the Christians. Those clever little buggers figured out a loophole.

In the fair city of Santa Monica, you can now find live nativity scenes. Every day. Until the 23rd of December. Why is this okay? Because the scenes aren't permanent. Mary, and Joseph, and Jesus -- they all go home at the end of the night. So, no harm, no foul. (To the Christians, at least.)

While I will say that this is very clever, it's ridiculous. The city said no decorations, so -- no decorations!  I get that "technically" people aren't decorations, but in this case, they kinda are. I'm sure they wouldn't appreciate it if a bunch of Atheists stood outside in the park every night, and screamed about how they think Jesus is a fraud.

This is so not about the message or the "meaning" of Christmas anymore. It's about winning. If having a nativity scene is so important, why do it at the park that banned decorations in the first place? Why not do it somewhere else? What is the obsession with this park?!

I'm so over these "decor wars" it's not even funny. They're laughable and ridiculous. So I'm going to stop writing about them. Right now. Bye.

What do you think of the live nativity scene?



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nonmember avatar Jamie

I find your use of the term "Jesus Lovers" offensive.

fave82 fave82

I kinda like it. :)

KathyTh. KathyTh.

"This is so not about the message or the "meaning" of Christmas anymore. It's about winning."  That says it all, Nicole.  You're so right, this is ridiculous.  If you want to have a live nativity scene, great! Do it in your own front yard, not on public property.

purvi... purvislets

If it was the other way around, I have a feeling this poster would be applauding the creativity of the non religious group and laughing about it instead of condescendingly calling them "clever little buggers".

Reepi... Reepicheep.CSL

Are the Christians shouting? If not then it wouldn't be the same as an atheist standing and shouting. Until they ban humans in the park they are well within their right.

mustb... mustbeGRACE

Who would've ever thought that a real life depiction of the birth of Christ would be" annoying"?

You start to wonder about these peoples minds.................


Happy... Happydad73

Why not view it from the other side. If you don't like them, go to a different park or just don't look at them. Isn't that the argument that atheists use in so many other arguments. They are causing no harm with their live displays.

Austin Keenan

I think people who pretend to get upset by Christmas need to get a damn life so they have can find joy in doing something other than ruining the joy that people find in this.    And nobody is fooled by their offense.    It's manufactered BS.

Why do they need to celebrate their beliefs on a Christian holiday?    There's 365 days a year,  most would be perfect for them to celebrate their nothingness...   er to ridicule and mock what others believe.    And Christians wouldn't be clamouring to throw them out of the park on those days!

Flori... Floridamom96

How can anyone have a problem with this? You just make yourself appear shallow and unkind whether you really are or not.

BubbsJNL BubbsJNL

And yet Sasha claims that there is no war on Christmas.

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