You’ve heard of the war on Christmas, no doubt, and the very notion of the season can be viewed, apparently, as a declaration of war; see here:
Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch just appeared on Fox and Friends this morning, making a point to parrot the "Merry Christmas" talking point of the GOP. If he's willing to go on Fox and throw a shout out to Republican narratives, what ele is he willing to do? pic.twitter.com/doJ5BUEFQg
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) December 17, 2019
But in Norway, the postal service really went above and beyond the call of duty in their anti-Christmas antics.
According to a commercial meant, as reported by LifeSite News, to “create awareness about [the Norwegian Postal Service, Posten Norge] in a warm, humorous and surprising way,” the service not only declares Jesus’s Divinity — by way of a supernatural birth — wrong, but asserts Mary cheated on Joseph. Apparently, she was ready to have sex with whoever came to the door.
Here’s more from LifeSite:
In the [ad], after the postman makes his rounds he sets out to deliver a scroll sent by Emperor Augustus to Joseph and Mary ordering them to return to their hometown to register in the census.
As the postman bends down to deposit the scroll in a pot in front of the house, Mary opens the door. Their eyes meet, and Mary is shown to be smitten with the blond-haired mailman.
Nine months later, we see Mary and Joseph in a stable. Brown-haired Joseph looks lovingly at Mary and Jesus, who is shown to have blond hair just like the mailman’s.
The narrator does admit, “Well, maybe that’s not quite how it happened in those days.”
“But whatever the story, the postman has always been an important part of Christmas.”
Here’s the commercial :
It's not just that communist group from #Brazil which with Netflix portrayed Jesus as gay that uses the Christmas holiday to attack Christianity
Full frontal attack across the West
Here's an examp. from Norwegian State Postal Office (claim their mailman had sex with Saint Mary) pic.twitter.com/V8GoWsq3IX
— BasedPoland (@BasedPoland) December 17, 2019
Some online had a similar reaction:
As well as the Ad agency. This creative concept, portraying our Lord as bastardized child, had to go through a few people before being accepted. pic.twitter.com/lOBvR1YUEi
— Veiling Millenial (@a_laguerr) December 17, 2019
Those of faith shared their various thoughts:
I am fine at laughing at jokes even when poking fun at my religion, I’ll even give pause for irreverent/ provocative art. This is not edgy nor funny. It serves no purpose but to insinuate Mary was some kind of slut
So @postennorge just insulted my Mother.
— Cathleen (@CatAnCie) December 17, 2019
It should be very clear by now that the enthronement of sexual promiscuity as an ultimate idol necessarily hates virtue,innocence and self sacrifice.
— avelonia (@avelonia1) December 17, 2019
Some questioned whether the same would be done to another religion:
Why don’t they do a humorous Ramadan message about The Prophet and see what happens.
— Mark Mitchell (@MarkMit19634206) December 17, 2019
This needs taken down. If one can’t even portray Mohammed, how is it that our entire faith can be denigrated, our greatest saint sullied and no one does anything? Has it really fallen to the point that unless you are willing to blow people up you’re not worth respecting?!??
— Yoseph Yorath Gordon (@YYGordon) December 17, 2019
just hit me, isn't Norway the country killing the kids with down syndrome? No wonder they don't fear God in attacking His Mother and our Blessed Mother.
— Aj Baalman #WeAreCristeros (@AjBaalman) December 17, 2019
Others saw the postal promotion as a call to arms for Christians to publicly live their faith:
For me , the best way to act now is to make an act of reparation.We also should be more visible in our faith- I mean; wear the Cross or medals so people can see them, take the Rosary out of your pocket, let them see. And be unapologetic about it!
— jan (@jan46631185) December 17, 2019
And above all- live your life according to your faith, no compromises, no excuses!
— jan (@jan46631185) December 17, 2019
Could such a commercial fly in the U.S? Is Norway’s ad a sign of where we’re headed?
I don’t subscribe to the outrage machine of these last few years; but personally, I consider it inexcusable to insult someone’s religion.
What are your thoughts on all this? There are many implications here. I don’t have any more to say, because I have far too much more to say.
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