Anyway, this nativity is tacky, gaudy and a bit idiotic. Nevertheless, there is something quaint and charming about the thing. Despite it's imperfections and obvious potential to offend, it is the centerpiece of our festive abode. We can't bear to part ways with it.
I present to you the Cheeseboy family nativity:
After hours of staring at this thing, I have started to wonder if it is something more than just quaint and tacky; I am wondering if it is just a tad bit blasphemous. Allow me to explain...
I do not think that God intended baby Jesus to ever be portrayed as a bear. If he wanted him to be a bear, he would have made him a bear. The same goes for Mary and Joseph - probably meant to be humans.
If Mary had been a bear, she probably would not have been carried by a mule as mules are generally scared of wild bears. Even if she did ride a mule, I doubt it would have been able to carry the full weight of a Grizzly Bear. Mary Bear probably would have just walked.
Grizzly Bears are not native to the Middle East. The idea of it is just silly.
Finally, it is a well known fact that bears are a threat to society, mankind and the entirely universe. They are commonly referred to as Godless Killing Machines.
So, my faithful Cheeseboy readers, should we rid ourselves of this sinful monstrosity, perhaps burning it and burying the ashes in the backyard by the dead fish? Or, should we laugh it off and keep it as a cutesy, albeit - corny reminder to keep things fun at the holidays? Please provide your advice in the comments. Bear in mind that your comments will be read by the Cheeseboy empire.