The New York Times > National > A Question of Faith for a Holiday Parade
i can see it now, holiday parades across the country turning into religous v. secular melees, pastors and mayors hurling songs, invective and the little baby jesus crashing to the street, only to be stampeded by the local high school band.
get a grip, people. it's a fecking parade.
slightly off topic, i remember caroling when i was growing up in los angeles. imagine a small south central choir, driving all over compton and crenshaw, rushing out a few carols ('come on, hurry up before the gangsters see us!') in the cold dark wanting just to get back to my family's house where hot chocolate and cider waited for us.
surreal and possibly the best urban christmas ever. that was when i loved the church. now the church disappoints me in practically all aspects.