December 1st, 2010
11:23 AM ET

Artist sculpts nativity scene in butter

Tis the season.  An Iowa artist finds divine inspiration as she sculpts a nativity scene from cow butter.  CNN Affiliate KCCI reports.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Belief • Bible • Christianity • Jesus • TV

soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Run4DaHills

    Yeah, see, the plumpest of the Three Wisemen didn't actually bring Gold. It was Frankincense, Myrrh... and Butta'.

    December 11, 2010 at 6:18 am |
  2. Bob

    This sculputre should have been made with "Country CROCK"

    December 1, 2010 at 3:25 pm |
    • Reality

      The comment of the week!!! Very funny!!!

      December 1, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  3. jeff

    glad you're easy to plaquate... 🙂

    December 1, 2010 at 1:40 pm |
  4. Bob

    Butter clogs your arteries, religion clogs your brain. I love the artist's message.

    December 1, 2010 at 12:46 pm |
    • CatholicMom

      Christianity, there’s nothing more natural and makes everything better…do not subst!tute!

      December 1, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  5. HotAirAce

    I was hoping it was a larger scene with three wise men, but it looks like she has successfully dodged any controversy over the truth and accurate depiction of the myth.

    December 1, 2010 at 12:31 pm |
    • Cecelia Fraschetti

      Define myth.

      December 1, 2010 at 5:34 pm |
    • HotAirAce

      According to the good folks at Merriam Webster:

      Definition of MYTH
      1a : a usually traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon b : parable, allegory
      2a : a popular belief or tradition that has grown up around something or someone; especially : one embodying the ideals and inst-itutions of a society or segment of society b : an unfounded or false notion
      3: a person or thing having only an imaginary or unverifiable existence
      4: the whole body of myths

      Definition of OSTENSIBLE
      1: intended for display : open to view
      2: being such in appearance : plausible rather than demonstrably true or real

      December 2, 2010 at 1:37 am |
  6. jeff

    Comments on this should be rich:

    "She was going to use margarine, but wanted to avoid the "I can't believe; it's not butter!" comments...

    Spread the Word of God

    You need Jesus in your heart... or your toast.

    all in fun, Christ is the reason for the season for me!


    December 1, 2010 at 12:17 pm |
    • Jessie

      Hey, I was searching on cnn.com for a current event (I'm a freshman in high school) and it gave me a link to this. I found the article interesting... and I found your comments very funny 😀 Thanks for making me laugh 🙂

      December 7, 2010 at 7:36 pm |
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