Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

XKINDLMARKT

"We don't understand why our sponsorship would be rejected for religious reasons, particularly considering the fact that our film details the story that inspired the holiday season that the Christkindlmarket was created to celebrate," New Line Cinema spokesman Robert Pini said in a statement.

Clips from a Hollywood movie about the Nativity aren't going to be shown at a Chicago Christkindlmarkt because of the possibility of offending some folks! Hollywood gets a taste of some of its own medicine here.

I think that the Chicago Plaza needs to change the name of their holiday festival to
Xkindlmarkt. I mean after all, people may get the wrong impression about the event with the name Christ in it. You would start to think it's like a religious holiday or something.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, the name of Christ Jesus is known to torment demons, which is why the folks in charge of the party, out of concern for themselves and their guests, will not abide mention of Him.

November 29, 2006 10:10 AM  
Anonymous Theo said...

Hey Tiber!

"Xkindlemart," is far too offensive. People will assume that the "X" is the abbreviation of "Xristos" (Christ" in Greek), as is true in "X-Mas."

I suggest it be called "Ex-Kindlemart," and the "Ex" can stand for "excess."

running late--gotta dash.

November 29, 2006 4:58 PM  

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