What is the Deal With Baby Jesus?
It’s probably a good thing my wife’s family preached to the 8-year-old and not our 5-year-old. Every time my youngest girl sees a nativity scene, she goes off on a tirade worthy of PZ Myers:
“OH MY GOD, NOT BABY JESUS AGAAAINNN!!! WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH BABY JESUS??? SERIOUSLY??? WHO CARES???? I HATE BABY JESUS, WHY DON’T THEY SHUT UP ABOUT IT! EVERYWHERE I LOOK IT’S BABY JESUS THIS, BABY JESUS THAT! IT’S EVERYWHERE!”
Yeah, she’s much louder and more opinionated than her sister. And she has no idea how offensive her speech sounds to most people. She’ll just go off on this same tirade no matter where she is. Mall, restaurant, store, anywhere she sees a nativity scene. She started on it at Christmas at my mom’s house. We can’t get her to shut up once she gets started. One of these days, I’m going to be in serious trouble.
I know how this sounds, but I promise I haven’t been brainwashing her at all. We don’t talk about religion at our house. They’re out of the room when my wife and I rant about it, because they think the subject is boring. She’s just seriously tired of seeing manger scenes everywhere.
(pic taken just outside my city’s courthouse).