And they came with haste, and found . . .

Mary, and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger, and the GIANT PENGUIN!

At least that’s the scene on the front lawn of a house not far from our church.

I wonder what translation they are using?? The RSV, NRSV, and ESV don’t have anything about the giant penguin . . .

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8 Responses to And they came with haste, and found . . .

  1. Matt says:

    At our church, instead of a pageant, there is a Christmas Eve slide show. In November, the children of the parish dress up in various parts of the Nativity cast and pose for a serious of photos that will accompany the gospel reading at the Christmas Eve Eucharist. The tiniest of kids dress as animals around the manger: cows, sheep, donkeys, but also turtles, ladybugs, lions, dinosaurs, power rangers, etc. What we’re missing, obviously, is a penguin.

  2. cancerman says:

    I think the living bible mentions penguins.

    We have penguins and snowmen in our yard, but no Jesus. Are we bad?

  3. Sara says:

    Maybe they’re part of some kind of syncretic cult, like whatever the Inuit version of Voodoo/Candomble/Santeria is?

  4. cancerman says:

    Between the penguins and Santa Claus, it could be some sort of arctic cargo cult.

  5. Mo says:

    Penguins at the North Pole? The world turned upside down.

  6. cancerman says:

    It’s a NAFTA thing.

  7. RevJATB says:

    Santa is outsourcing some of the work to the Faulkland Islands.

  8. Mo says:

    I should have known it would be NAFTA … A local sock mill knits the socks here in South Carolina then puts them on a truck to Mexico where the toes are sewn and the socks are dyed because it’s cheaper to do it that way.

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