Carol Platt Liebau: Christmas "Pornaments"

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Christmas "Pornaments"

Here is a sad little story about a store in Florida, frequented by children, that's selling pornographic Christmas ornaments.

A Baptist minister, quoted in the story, noted:

It is just sad they have to stoop to this kind of thing to defame Christmas. It says we are nothing more than sexual acts or psychical being and we are much more than that. We are spiritual beings and this is a spiritual holiday. And, why bring it to that level. It makes no sense to me.

Nor to me. But it seems that it's just another example of an impulse toward debasement of everything that ought to be holy and/or respected, a la Danny DeVito.

Some of the shoppers quoted in the story who have no problem with the ornaments are, of course, entitled to their opinions. But do they really want to live in a world where absolutely nothing is sacred, the only thing we can write/talk/think about is sex, and the only culture we have in common is whatever wins the race to the bottom?

4 Comments:

Blogger Diane Tomlinson said...

This is more offensive than the $457 billion that will spent by people who cannot afford it so they go into debt through usury how? Some people really like sex I've heard and some people think sophomoric humor is well funny. As far as children being exposed to the ornaments the store should keep the risque stuff in a separate room like they do those "blue movies" you've heard so much about. There's another dagger in the heart of the conservative nation you folks like to stump about. A porn ornament shop does not happen a nation that's as churchy as you would like to think.

Faith is cool but telling other people what to do because a few are offended makes you look rigid and silly. Kind of like the Church Lady of SNL's heyday.


I think the last election sort of proved that point for me. Americans aren't unfaithful people they are just sick of the ted haggards and the mark foleys who profess faith so they can get to the stuff they desire telling everyone else that the thing that rocks their boat is wrong and a sin but keep those donations, tithes, and contributions coming.

Evangelicals could have put enough pressure on the Bush White House to end the genocide in Darfur, but they didn't they like the germans in 1935 just stood by and watched in horrifying living color. Instead they wrapped themselves in the American flag after September 11, 2001 and out of fear and malice struck out at a nation that had nothing to do with the events.

Hardly a Christian thing to do. It's like invading Sweden because too many Guatemalans are crossing the southern border.

Qu'ul cuda praedex nihil!

D.T.

4:08 AM  
Blogger stackja1945 said...

Carol I find the following of more import "Advent is here! How wonderful that God is allowing us to see another Advent, with another chance at spiritual renewal through this grace-filled Church season. Some activities I’ve found for teaching little children about Advent include getting them to furnish the empty manger with a bit of straw for each good thing they did during the day."
Marilyn Rodrigues
Pitter Patter
http://www.catholicweekly.com.au

5:36 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

"This is more offensive than the $457 billion that will spent by people who cannot afford it so they go into debt through usury how?"

If you find this personally offensive Diane, I suggest you spend time preaching to those who overspend the evils of doing so. To use this as some kind of comparison to exposing little kids to pornography shows a marked moral bankruptcy on your part. I would also think that you would oppose this practice as it shows the type of greed of which the left accuses rightwingers. Overall, I think it's a shame and pitiful when adults are so confused where moral degradation and depravity are concerned. To constantly hear of all that such behvior has wrought upon our nation, particularly upon our young, and still defend such as a matter of personal choice while at the same time craving the more public exhibitions of it in media and advertising speaks ill of your kind. It is selfishness taken to another level.

11:55 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

So Diane, our culture and society has been reduced to a race to the bottom of the scum tank! That's what the voters wanted. Yea that's it!

8:53 AM  

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