Jesus figurine stolen from Nativity

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Jesus figurine stolen from Nativity

I got a chuckle out of this.

Seriously though, theft is wrong.  Especially when the Nativity scene was in a church.   I don't condone it even though I did find it amusing.

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The person who stole a baby Jesus figurine from a Nativity scene in Texas A&M's All Faiths Chapel was probably playing a prank.

The thief left behind a cartoon dialogue bubble attached to Joseph that said, "He is risen." Mary, standing on the other side of the now empty cradle, had her own bubble that said, "Oh, God."

But John Ellison, who owns the Nativity set, isn't laughing. And the theft has put a significant damper on his Christmas joy.

The 1982 A&M graduate doesn't work on campus but said he has a strong spiritual connection to its chapel. He prays there almost every day and was shocked earlier this month to find his Jesus figurine stolen.

Ellison has placed the set in the foyer of A&M's chapel for the last few years to "glorify God and to bring attention to the fact that we are celebrating the birth of Christ," he said. He paid between $200 and $300 for the tabletop set.

"You take Jesus away from a Nativity scene and you render it mute," he said. "In essence, they stole the whole kit and kaboodle."

Money, he said, is not the issue, though.

"The offense is more on a spiritual level," he said.

Ellison said he doesn't know the exact day he discovered the figurine was missing, only that it was early this month. He didn't call the police, he said, but did tell a security guard on the site. The theft has continued to grate at him, leading him to call The Eagle this week.

"I walked by it this morning and I was offended once again that someone would walk into a church and steal the figure of Jesus," he said on Tuesday.

http://www.theeagle.com/faith_values/Away-from-the-manger--6854558

 


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 oh that is wrong  The

 oh that is wrong  

The timing was not right. Easter is when you still the baby Jesus.

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Yea, it does put a damper on

Yea, it does put a damper on the idea of this super hero being all powerful, cant even protect his own house when he has the 357(unlimited power) and the thief only has his hands.

But no, whoever stole it should take it back, and if they do get caught they should be arrested.

If you want to protest the absurdity of a virgin birth, theft is not the civil way to do it.

 

 

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Ten bucks says it was a

Ten bucks says it was a christian who wanted a baby jesus of their own.

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ex-minister wrote: oh that

ex-minister wrote:

 oh that is wrong  

The timing was not right. Easter is when you still the baby Jesus.

Easter is when we steal the baby Christians, slit their throats, and use their blood to make matzah.

Idols are smashed, not stolen.

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ex-minister wrote:

 oh that is wrong  

The timing was not right. Easter is when you still the baby Jesus.

Easter is when we steal the baby Christians, slit their throats, and use their blood to make matzah.

Idols are smashed, not stolen.

I'll give you this, a sense of humor. Still wrong about your book of myth, but good to see you can poke fun of yourself.

But if you think some fucking Jew is going to steal the thunder from the real immoral bloodthirsty godless Stalin loving commie atheists, you are dead wrong.

WE barbecue kittens, and we record the NFL without their permission!

 

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FurryCatHerder wrote:Easter

FurryCatHerder wrote:

Easter is when we steal the baby Christians, slit their throats, and use their blood to make matzah.

Idols are smashed, not stolen.

You are really cool.

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