Saturday, December 23, 2006

The Birth of Santa

The front window of the Mambo shop in Brighton contains the poster, 'Happy Birthday Santa', and it doesn't require a sociologist, or even a vicar, to tell us that our 21st century commercialised Christmas is pretty confused. But the question I want to pose is: does Jesus mind being marginalised?

Born amongst farmyard poo, Jesus chose to live a marginalised life. He hung out with the working classes and spent time with society's outcasts including prostitutes and those quarantined by disease. Then he died a murderers death.

And from this marginalised position, Jesus started the biggest, most successful revolution of all time.

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