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Why are People Afraid of Baby Jesus?

Every year Manger scenes are vandalized. WHY? Is the creche really that intimidating?

Are some really that insecure about their "beliefs" or lack thereof?
What makes them become unhinged and unclued?

Maybe they just don't like to be challenged. They get very hostile any time something threatens their superiority complexes IMO.


Asked by SavageGrl at 12:45 PM on Dec. 3, 2010 in Religious Debate

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Answers (35)
  • It is a sad commentary on our society today.

    Answer by cbk_mom3 at 1:01 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • We have a lot of teens with spraypaint around here who are "afraid of" overpasses

    Answer by autodidact at 1:03 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • Maybe they're rebelling against the parents who forced them to attend church for years against their will by committing random acts of vandalism and other delinquent behavior. Or do you really think it's not teenagers doing the vandalizing?

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:49 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • If people vandalize telephone poles, is it because they're afraid of them?

    A lot of angry people like to take their anger out on the images of power, authority or communal expectations --because what they're angry about is being overpowered by authority and coerced to conform to norms.

    Answer by LindaClement at 12:51 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • The funny thing about this situation is where I live anything other than christian based decorations gets vandalized. Last year the city hall put a manager on the roof top, so other religions wanted to hang their decorations too. Well two days after this happened everything besides the manger is destroyed. Also i just read an article on yahoo that explained anytime an atheist is advertising anything (across our nation) it is always destroyed, so I actually think that what you said is the opposite. christians can't stand to see other things out besides what they believe, at least some of them....


    Answer by sheloveearth at 12:50 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • I am going to guess that it is immature teens that really don't care what they are vandalizing, they just want to get under "THE MAN'S" (authority) skin.


    Answer by Conley639 at 1:09 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • Disrespect

    Answer by 2tinyhineys at 1:12 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • I think it's more of "sticking it to" the people who put UP the manger scene, rather than a fear of baby Jesus.

    Otherwise, there are people in my mother's neighborhood that are afraid of fire hydrants and bus stop benches.

    Answer by geminilove at 1:14 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • Immaturity.


    Answer by RyansMom001 at 12:50 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • it's probably just a bunch of immature & stupid kids

    Answer by tnm786 at 12:52 PM on Dec. 3, 2010