Thursday, 17 December 2015

The Nativity Story, Then and Now

Poor neglected Joseph NEVER got much attention, did he? He wasn't the star of the show by any stretch of the imagination, but he was still a good guy. You could always COUNT on Joseph.


Really, he was just like EVERY Dad on Christmas Eve, wasn't he? Trying to put impossible stuff together for his kid with instructions in some unknown language like Swedish or Chinese or Swahili --


Don't forget those three Wise Men too! Not many people know they were called that because of all their LAME WISECRACKS, just like those drunk uncles or uninvited cousins who always show up at our Christmas celebrations today --


And just like EVERY family gathering ever held, there were some relatives and guests engaged in activities which were best NOT talked about . . .


But still, everyone tried to get along because it was Christmas, after all. Even if perspectives differ WIDELY, the rule was and still is that there's NO FIGHTING, you guys!


THIS year, however, the world is such that we need to boil the Nativity Story down to its MOST BASIC ESSENCE . . .


. . . because it's VERY relevant to what's going on in TODAY'S world.


38 comments:

Mark said...

A nice little message at the end there. To be honest it took me a while to see the t-rexes in that picture. But it was pretty damn funny when I finally got it.

bj said...

What a delightful way to get a point across.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hahahaha...a good one!

laurie said...

that was the best, simply the best!

LL Cool Joe said...

That last meme is so true.

Adam said...

The nativity story doesn't make a lot of sense. Take the famous song

Do you know what I know?

A Child, a Child shivers in the cold--

Let us bring him silver and gold,

Let us bring him silver and gold."

Did nobody want to bring Jesus a blanket? Sounds a lot better than silver and gold to me in that situation.

I also find it funny that the Bible can't really explain how anybody really accepted Mary's story. If some girl told you she was a virgin that was pregnant from God, would you believe her? Of course not.

I read the Quran version (or at least the wikpedia summary) of Jesus' birth and he's able to talk at birth unlike the Bible version. Though he's not considered the "Son" of God in Islam. Though if you find a baby that can talk like an adult, I might actually believe they are supernatural.

The Happy Whisk said...

Ikea, fist bumps, all good stuff.

Linda Wildenstein said...

I love the point of the last one. To quote another "churchy" thing. "Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me".

DEZMOND said...

thanks for thinking of us unholy atheists too!

mxtodis123 said...

Love the last one. Great message.
Mary

Rommy said...

*giggle* Love how you started off funny and ended up super funny as well as making an excellent point,

Marie Smith said...

Thought provoking. Love this post.

Debi said...

This is HUGE! hahahaha
Well done clever girl! xo

Jono said...

I always thought of the Three Wise Guys as being the Three Stooges or some of the Marx Brothers. I love the T.Rexs and table saw!

Jono said...

P.S. I was always pretty impressed with Joseph taking care of Mary after someone else knocked her up. Very few would be that understanding.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Oh, this was fun! Poor Joseph. I've always felt he didn't get enough recognition.

And you even squeezed in a lesson here. Sneaky and smart. But mostly sneaky :)

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love the church sign! Creative!

mistress maddie said...

A fun post and the last really is the truth.

Jim said...

Well done! I enjoyed this, Debra.

Janie Junebug said...

That's a damn good post. I especially like Broseph. One of my favorite jokes has always been Elizabeth scolding little John the Baptist and saying, Why can't you be more like your cousin Jesus?

Love,
Janie

anne marie in philly said...

YEAH - the last one!

and I had to go back and look for the t-rex; yeah, sometimes I'mma bit slow on the uptake.

Francie M said...

Good point! And these are pretty funny - except i couldn't find the t-Rexes. Found the table saw though so, phew, I'm not an atheist!

Professor Chaos said...

More like the three wise guys, if you ask me!

klahanie said...

Hey Debra,

What a superb post, Debra. A nice balance with a provocative ending. And that Joseph was one very understanding dude.

Gary

Willym said...

Well now I've always been a big fan of Joseph so I'm glad to see someone giving him centre stage for a big. And love the ending - fortunately it is a message that many are hearing and taking to heart.

strangelynaked.com said...

Joseph really doesn't get enough credit. He's been cuckolded by the creator, can't really complain about it, then has to raise a petulant child with miracle powers. Joseph needs a holiday of his own.

Ramzu Zahini said...

The last two pics are very true :(
How could we wish to have peace on earth when we ignore the plight of fellow men.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Mary re-gifting made me chuckle... Then I got to the last two pictures and the laughter turned into lots of nodding. Brilliant. And so very true.

Bouncin Barb said...

Loved these funny ones. That one with the IKEA manger kit just cracked me up to no end. Good choices.

Missy George said...

I loved these..I can always count on you..The "seeking refuge" one was great..

JACKIESUE said...

can you imagine how Mary Joseph and baby Jesus would be welcomed today?

Guillaume said...

All are very funny.

Ol'Buzzard said...

and Joseph was raising someone else's kid.
the Ol'Buzzard

dbs said...

Those refugee references definitely drop the mic.

Haddock said...

Exactly what the world needs today - to look at things on a lighter note.
The last one is the best.

Fearsome Beard said...

Thank you, well done.

Magic Love Crow said...

Excellent! Very well said!!!

Sunshineshelle said...

I think you just wrote the most perfect Christmas post :)