Mogwai_toejam (akktri) wrote in weirdchurch,
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The Polar Express

The Christmas Eve service at the small church I once attended was the strangest Christmas eve service I've been to in my life. While distracted by my brother's girlfriend going to the hospital to have a baby, it did not erase the female pastor's bizarre sermon from my mind.
She read from the book entitled "The Polar Express," which had been made a movie at that point. At first, it was going okay. Her point about the boy and his sleigh bell that could only ring when he believed in Santa was passable. I wasn't too wild about comparing God and Santa, since it's easy to prove that Santa doesn't exist, but I thought that part had potentual in some way, shape or form.
But then she said that God brought Jesus on a train. I'm guessing it was supposed to be understood as a metaphor about Jesus being a gift to all humankind, and God bringing him, but...she made it sound like Santa brought Jesus to us on the Polar Express. She cried a lot, which made the sermon even more muddled and confusing. Yes, I understand Christmas chokes you up, and so does the Polar Express, but there's something to be said for rehearsing.
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