Wednesday, November 26, 2008

What Does Your Gut Say to You?

I don't know the story behind this photo and maybe that is good. Maybe it would help, I don't know for sure.

I know the picture evokes some strong thoughts within me. What do you think?

Tell me your reaction to this picture.


  1. My gut wants to upchuck. But truthfully, I am speechless. I wonder what these folks are thinking. Santa didn't die for you...don't worship him? Santa is god so worship him? I reckon I would like to know more behind it.

  2. Maybe they're trying to send a message? It's so utterly ridiculous and borderline offensive and maybe that's the point? I'd like to know the story. Christmas isn't about Santa -- it's about Christ. Maybe that's their point? I dunno.


  3. My gut tells me that I might not beat the person who did this up, but I'd happily turn a blind eye while someone else did and pretend I didn't see it. Yeah, that's wrong and I know it. I should pray for them but I'd probably be like David in some of his psalms and pray that they'd sit on a tack or stub their toe.

  4. My gut tells me that it is WRONG WRONG WRONG! It is terribly offensive. However, it would certainly be a good witnessing opportunity for all who happen to see it and ask about it!

    Where did you get this photo?

  5. Offended. On His behalf. Sad for the people that think this way. And for those that are offended like me and have to live across the street from it or drive past it every day.

  6. Rick and all...I did a little digging and found this information about the picture:

    "Art Conrad has an issue with the commercialism of Christmas, and his protest has gone way beyond just shunning the malls or turning off his television.

    "The US resident nailed Santa Claus to a 4.5 crucifix in front of his house in Bremerton, in Washington state on the US Pacific coast.

    "'Santa has been perverted from who he started out to be,' Conrad said. 'Now he's the person being used by corporations to get us to buy more stuff.'

    A photo of the crucified Santa adorns Conrad's Christmas cards, with the message "Santa died for your MasterCard".

    "The display is also Conrad's way of poking fun at political correctness. He believes people do not express their feelings because they are afraid of what others might think.

    "His neighbors found the will to express their feelings this past week. Some were offended but many were just curious."

    Well, there you have it...Santa died for our Mastercard...Mr. Conrad...I would remind you that Jesus died for YOUR sins...and MINE! That's the only death that really matters!

  7. Well, that is an interesting story behind it. Still, if is offensive. Although I do understand about the commercialization/secularization of Christmas...

  8. And, I agree that Christmas is too secular today...and as Christ followers, we've allowed it and participated in it...but, I agree, this one goes over the line! Way over the line.

  9. For some people that is their savior. They need Jesus.


Thank you for sharing your thoughts! I can't wait to read what you have written.