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.
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Yeah, see, the plumpest of the Three Wisemen didn't actually bring Gold. It was Frankincense, Myrrh... and Butta'.
This sculputre should have been made with "Country CROCK"
The comment of the week!!! Very funny!!!
glad you're easy to plaquate... 🙂
Butter clogs your arteries, religion clogs your brain. I love the artist's message.
Christianity, there’s nothing more natural and makes everything better…do not subst!tute!
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.
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
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...
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You need Jesus in your heart... or your toast.
all in fun, Christ is the reason for the season for me!
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 🙂