One of our neighbors (the only one I can’t stand) puts up a comically garish, theme-free, obnoxious Christmas light display. I’ll call him Cletus. Evidently, it is very important for Cletus to let us know the true spiritual meaning of this jolly holiday. In addition to the reindeer and Santa on the roof, and the odd mixture of colored lights strung about the place, Cletus puts up a 12′ high cross edged with lights.
Cletus seems to have forgotten the birth part and moved straight to the torture and execution part. Good lord, Cletus, can’t you stand the idea of letting the kid live a while before he gets nailed up and tortured to death? What part of this is unclear?
I have no problem with lights, displays of faith, or people having holiday fun. I do think it’s pretty funny when someone doesn’t think it through. Cletus, You’re Doing It Wrong.