This is me, Eccles

This is me, Eccles
This is me, Eccles

Friday, 11 December 2020

Vatican explains its Christmas Nativity Scene

December 11th 2021.

After the 2020 fiasco, in which their Christmas Nativity Scene featured Fisher-Price toys, a spaceman, and a statue of Moloch, the Vatican has produced what Pope Francis has described as a "traditional crèche" for its 2021 offering.

Doctor Who scene

Nobody could be offended by this one!

Said a spokesman, "Our sculptor has been influenced by 1970s British television in his design. Although there are also influences from ancient Peladon."

He went on to explain that the young lady on the left was clearly the Virgin Mary, and actually a resembled a human being rather than the 2020 rag doll. The older man on the right was Joseph, and also designed to resemble a real human being.

The one-eyed egg was not of course supposed to be Our Lord (who is missing entirely to avoid offending non-Christians), but was almost certainly an angel. The two warriors were in fact shepherds, as it was a well-known fact that first century shepherds always wore armour to protect their sheep against wolves (cf. Gospel according to St James Martin).

Moloch statue

Moloch, included in the 2020 nativity scene as an ecumenical gesture.

Reactions from the public have been largely favourable. Dr Taylor Marshall, in his show, described the scene as "very moving", and Austen Ivereigh added "I see the one-eyed hexapod as an embodiment of Pachamama, whom we all adore. See my new book Pope Francis talks in his sleep, consisting of magisterial eavesdroppings on the papal slumbers."

By the way, Dr Marshall, if you ever read this, "Eccles" rhymes with "freckles". Stay saved.

13 comments:

  1. Oh deer, never mind, Eccles: there are 100 presepi to choose from at St Peter's this year: www.100presepi.it However, the invention of the Christmas crib was the fruit of Saint Francis' genius for Gospel mission. I am reminded of a sad incident in Assisi one cold December day. I came out late evening from my research into early Umbrian eremitism in the labyrinthine library of the Franciscan Conventuals behind the basilica. On the Collis Inferni as it was once known, a place of public execution in mediaeval times, they had built a crib with life-sized figures and a large stable. A thin, tattered vagrant was at that moment being ejected from the stable by the police, as he had been discovered making his shelter in it for the night. The scene was casually observed by two passing Capuchins who showed no interest. I joined them moments later in their refectory for dinner, just fifty metres away in a rather warm friary. I never forgot that. Maybe it is not the design of the presepi that need our greatest criticism?

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  2. I was just wondering...were you being sarcastic when you said Taylor Marshall said it was very moving to behold? Because in his video he completely disgusted with this nativity. I'm sorry if I missed something. This nativity is sadly hideous. 😞

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    1. Agreed. I didn’t think Taylor Marshall had said it was ‘moving’.

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    2. Dr Taylor Marshall commented it was ugly and inappropriate.

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  3. 'Very moving'? Maybe it should be moved - to the Tiber...

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  4. THIS IS SO devilish,, SO SAC-RELIGIOUS, IT IS DISPICABLE AND WICKED!! GOD HAVE MERCY ON US ALL AND FORGIVE THE WICKEDNESS IN OUR WORLD!! THESE ARE TRULY THE LAST DAYS DEAR PEOPLE... FORGIVE US LORD JESUS !!

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    1. I have to agree with you! This is just awful and this world has no idea what is about to happen! The lord is coming and he's coming soon. I can't imagine his turmoil over what we have all become! 😔 Forgive us Lord Jesus!!!

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  5. Say what you will, but I like it.
    https://lesfemmes-thetruth.blogspot.com/2020/12/this-years-beautiful-vatican-nativity-i.html

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  6. don't see anybody made in God's image and likeness Eccles. Must be a mistake eh?

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  7. It seems that Dr Marshall never grew up with the Goons and Lily the Pink, as I did.

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  8. - A Devotee of the Ancient Mystery Religions, Pope Francis is an Idolater and a Pagan - w

    As is Dr Marshall. They are on the same team.

    - Dr Taylor Marshall belongs to the Antichurch - https://thewarourtimebitsandpieces.blog/2020/09/05/dr-taylor-marshall-belongs-to-the-antichurch/

    It is telling that in our day we can’t distinguish between what is beautiful and what is not, between what is holy and and what is not, between what is Christian and what is pagan, and between what is Godly and what is Devilish.

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    1. A Devotee of the Ancient Mystery Religions, Pope Francis is an Idolater and a Pagan - https://thewarourtimebitsandpieces.blog/2020/09/19/a-devotee-of-the-ancient-mystery-religions-pope-francis-is-an-idolater-and-a-pagan/

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