Thursday, December 3, 2009


R2-D2 Welcomes Baby Jesus

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The day Baby Jesus was born, R2-D2 and dinosaurs welcomed him into the world.

That’s the holy story according to Aimee Dingman’s photographic series Not-Right Nativities, which features odd icons like Star Wars characters and Lego pirates in a nativity scene.

Dingman believes the nativity is fair game for jokes since there are many “historical inaccuracies” as to who or what was actually present at the birth of the Savior.

Though she worries the silly biblical scenes may dishonor Jesus, she feels “a little levity should be injected into the Christmas season because it’s too serious.”

In fact, Dingman thinks having R2-D2 at the nativity would’ve served the Virgin Mary and Jesus more than a few crummy Wise Men.

She explains, “It was in the desert and R2-D2 was in the desert. He’s very helpful to everyone around him. Maybe it wouldn’t have turned out exactly the same, but it wouldn’t be too different.”

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