Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Crucified Santa Latest In Seasonal Decorating Protests


The crucifying of Santa has become a new outlet for protest. A Bremerton, WA man says he doing it to protest against commercialism at Christmas. While a Canadian artist, who also is crucifying Santa in his front yard is quoted as saying. "Santa represents frivolous consumption. That's all he is. He shot Jesus right out of the saddle. He's the focus of Christmas."

Art Conrad of Bremerton says he got the idea when he read a story about a Japanese retailer who got the two western metaphors mixed up and ended up unknowingly nailing Santa to the cross for a store display. Which is pretty hilarious if you ask me.

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