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Old 11-20-2007, 10:22 AM
 
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There's something here that I don't remember from the story of the Nativity, but I can't quite put my finger on it...

http://www.anglicansonline.org/images/issueart/071118/gibbsville02.jpg (broken link)

This is in Pottstown, PA. Found at Anglicans Online | The online centre of the Anglican / Episcopal world
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Old 11-20-2007, 01:33 PM
 
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Yeah, I know what you mean. Do you think they noticed?
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Old 11-20-2007, 02:10 PM
 
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There's something here that I don't remember from the story of the Nativity, but I can't quite put my finger on it...

http://www.anglicansonline.org/images/issueart/071118/gibbsville02.jpg (broken link)

This is in Pottstown, PA. Found at Anglicans Online | The online centre of the Anglican / Episcopal world
Must be those fundamentalist Muslims trying to shoot the baby Jesus!

Seriously, it really demeans the nativity scene by having a cannon placed in front of it. They should've had more respect and more common sense.
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Old 11-20-2007, 02:22 PM
 
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There's something here that I don't remember from the story of the Nativity, but I can't quite put my finger on it...

http://www.anglicansonline.org/images/issueart/071118/gibbsville02.jpg (broken link)

This is in Pottstown, PA. Found at Anglicans Online | The online centre of the Anglican / Episcopal world

Mmmmm. I love the smell of black powder in the morning.

It smells like.....Victory
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:47 PM
 
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I hate to post the obvious but one way to avoid these types of "mistakes" in the future (i.e. mixing Jesus with Canons..) is to not use government land to put up religious displays..
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:04 PM
 
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Well maybe they are honoring the old WW2 song "Praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition" Story goes that the gunner was shot down in the plane during an air fight and a chaplain on board supposedlly took his place and said that..Of course it is just a story, but the song is real
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:46 AM
 
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You would think that someone would have thought to throw a tarp over the cannon, make it look like a big rock and moved in a few potted palms.

Naawwww, that would have made sense.
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:51 PM
 
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There's something here that I don't remember from the story of the Nativity, but I can't quite put my finger on it...

http://www.anglicansonline.org/images/issueart/071118/gibbsville02.jpg (broken link)

This is in Pottstown, PA. Found at Anglicans Online | The online centre of the Anglican / Episcopal world
The Cannon?........................................... ............
What looks like a recently cleaned grave in the front.. Maybe they didn't have anywhere else to put the Nativity Scene.
"my mind is clocking 120mph", LOL... Maybe they felt this wasn't as important as their War??? Patriotism??
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Old 11-25-2007, 07:35 PM
 
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When I saw the title to this thread, I thought it was going to be someone joking about grapejuice communion ...you know...grape shots?
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Old 11-25-2007, 07:42 PM
 
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I think the photo very well illustrates religious America. The only thing missing is a bomber in the sky dropping bombs.
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