Thursday, January 04, 2007

'Confronting the Death Arriving From the West' – Santa Claus in Algeria

That's right: Santa Claus! An Algerian op-ed writer is all in a lather because someone dressed in a Santa Claus suit, driving a sleigh drawn by a team of goats, was handing out presents in the streets of the town of Tizi Ouzo--and prclaiming the Name of Jesus Christ, according to the writer as quoted in this article from MEMRI.

Considering that Santa Claus is a mythical figure--and mainly an American mythical figure--this is crybaby time.

Hey--if that opinionist wants something to cry about, I'd give him something, all right. How about the real Saint Nicholas--who was not jolly, was never an elf, and who wasn't namby-pamby, either. I mean, we're talking about a guy who destroyed pagan temples and personally intervened to stop an execution--even going so far as to wrestle the executioner's sword from him. Saint Nicholas, were he alive today, would be leading a movement to blow up mosques--not with worshipers in them, either, because his mission would be the destruction of an edifice to false religion, not the killing of its misguided proponents. He knew how to be militant when militancy was called for.

So how 'bout it, Mister Al-Crybaby? You want a militant Christian; I'd love to give you one. How would you like them dates? And by the way: I eat pork chops for dinner.