Thursday, December 20, 2007

Pooch Nativity

I have come across a card representing the Nativity scene with dogs: a small, shaggy white dog is baby Jesus and around it are dogs dressed as Mary and Joseph, shepherds, kings and a cow!

Much as I like dogs, I wonder if this is a trivialisation too far. If this were a Muslim festival and Allah and Muhammad appeared like this...

With 'Happy Holidays' effacing Christmas we are losing sense of the mystery and sacredness of the festival.

But is this card simply lighthearted and not to be taken seriously?

Please post your comments below...

No comments: