Wednesday, February 9, 2005

MH - The Gospel According to Lileks

Another charming theological exchange between Gnat and her dad. If only I were one-tenth the writer he is! There's really nothing to add that would make it any better.

Although it does bring to mind the foolish Zogby poll in December that revealed a plurality of voters regarded Santa Claus as a Democrat and Scrooge and the Grinch Republican. So what? It reminds me of P.J. O'Rourke's observation that Santa is, indeed, a Democrat, but God is a Republican. Punch line:
Santa Claus is another matter. He's cute. He's nonthreatening. He's always cheerful. And he loves animals. He may know who's been naughty and who's been nice, but he never does anything about it. He gives everyone everything they want without thought of a quid pro quo. He works hard for charities, and he's famously generous to the poor. Santa Claus is preferable to God in every way but one: There is no such thing as Santa Claus.

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