Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Real Santa Claus?

The legend goes that during the Council of Nicaea, St. Nicholas of Smyrna became so agitated at the heresy being promulgated by Arius of Egypt, that he rose and struck the heretic in the face. That tale is probably not true, but neither is all the the reindeer crap, so I think I'd prefer to celebrate Christmas by physically accosting schismatics rather than just buying stuff and giving elves the credit. How about you?

3 comments:

Halcyon said...

"Slap a Heretic Day" sounds like fun.

Deanna said...

Yes, behaving aggressively towards people always convinces them of the truth. 9_9

Joshua Andrew Smith said...

Deanna -

1. I genuinely apologize if I gave the impression that I was being genuine in this post.

2. What little sincere aggression there actually was contained in my modest proposal would be aimed at those claiming to be aligned with orthodox Christianity who are in fact not. I never suggested aggression as a legitimate evangelism tool.

josh