Another thorn in the Atheists Anonymous crown. However hard one is trying one cannot get rid of the ghost especially when he is loaded to the brim with gifts.
This year we have a very simple but dramatic idea. To re-set the nativity in modern professions and high street fashions. Shepherds become cycle couriers and plasterers. Wise men are successful entrepreneurs and their gifts are iconic “treasures” of modern culture: a Swarovski crystal perfume bottle, a Faberge egg and a replica Damian Hirst skull. All are sharply dressed. But the traditional nativity arrangement is unchanged, with Jesus as its clear focus. And the message is compelling: “However you dress it up… Christmas Starts with Christ”.
It’s the meeting of Christianity and high street consumerism, with Christ in the middle.
You don’t have to be a Christian to believe in Christ for a month in December every year.
Long live the three kings: Faith, Hope and Love!