Saturday, December 23, 2006

The Spirit Of Christmas Is How You See It, I Guess...

Andy has a good post, and subsequent discussion, concerning the scriptural inacuracy of the traditional Nativity Creche.

Basically, nativity scenes follow a general pattern of Mary,Joseph,Baby Jesus, Wisemen/Kings, shepherds, angels and various livestock, etc...

The order and content of the figures varies in importance from culture to culture. All to be expected as faith is also expressed differently the same way. But the Catalonians, it appears, have a little someone extra to add. Keep an open mind.
Here he is:El Caganer.

As for me: No thanks. I'll just stick to the traditionally American inaccuracy that I'm used to.

4 comments:

hammerswing75 said...

That's kind of weird. Is it symbolic of Christ's purging of sin? Perhaps something a bit less graphic would do the trick.

Gino said...

supposed to represent fertility of the soil, and the promise of a better future.

Vanesa Littlecrow W. said...

Merrt Christmas! :)

Kal said...

Hmmm... while a crapping Pope figuring has definite conversation starter potential, I think I'll stick with our nativity with the joseph who's head keeps falling off.