The War on Christmas Continues

In a flanking maneuver, let’s attack St Nicholas. A friend of mine sent me this gem:


There may be some pedophilic implications in that artwork too. Or is that pedo-necro? If they’re resurrected pickles, is it a sin?

Also, it amuses me greatly that various saints supposedly topped Jesus’ big Lazarus show routine, in pretty splashy ways, all the time. And, in case one of you hasn’t seen this yet, I love Rowan Atkinson’s characterization of Jesus as a sort of carnie.


  1. Ridana says

    Whoa, those are some beefy children in that vat. It also looks like the middle one is holding the head of the one to his right with a catcher’s mitt.

  2. says

    @Ridana: medieval artists didn’t represent realistic children, they just painted/sculpted smaller versions of adults. I think it was De La Tour who started painting realistic kids, but that was Renaissance.

    As I kid I suffered through a lot of medieval art and I thoroughly hate it.

  3. Sunday Afternoon says

    Those outside of the UK may not get the Paul Daniels reference towards the end of “Amazing Jesus.” He was a well-known “magician” with a regular Saturday evening TV show and famous for his catchphrase, “You’ll like this… not a lot, but you’ll like it!”

  4. Reginald Selkirk says

    @1: I see that “catcher’s mitt” as the hair of the front ‘child’. And that child has a small bald spot.

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