PRSD Christmas message
Hullo citizens of the People’s Republic. It’s December 25 and it’s 3pm (or thereabouts), so it must be time for our alternative Christmas message.
The big surprise this year is, despite our lefty humanist principals, the message involves Jesus!
But don’t worry folks, in an appropriately PRSD move, we’ve also found a way to mention Equality South West. Hooray!
They’ve broached the theory that Jesus was a migrant worker. It is well-known that he was an asylum seeker in Egypt - his family fled from pesky King Herod shortly after his birth - but no-one knows his employment status.
There is a gap in the narrative of his life from when he visited the temple in Jerusalem aged 12, to when he began preaching aged 30 and, while he is described, once, as a carpenter, there is no further direct reference to his trade.
Equality South West chief executive Paul Dunn told PRSD: “As a travelling preacher, Jesus must have worked to earn a living, which makes me wonder whether he was employed in the grey economy.
“If he was, he’d have hardly been alone. In fact, he’d probably have encountered the same hardship faced this Christmas by migrant workers in the South West.
“It’s appropriate at this time that, whether or not we believe the Christmas story, the season’s underlying message of peace and community is heeded.
“After all, it’s the time of year when most families try to be together and it’s important we should respect other people’s cultural and religious festivals and, where possible, join in. This is the best way to increase understanding and mixing between diverse communities.”
An interesting thought, ain’t it? Not sure how convinced the Daily Mail readers are gonna be though.
So all that’s left to say is we wish all our viewers a very merry Christmas. It’s been a real annus brilliantus for the PRSD, and that’s down to yous lot, buying the t-shirts, supporting Melting Pot and checking in for your daily dose of pinko smuggery.
Now, for heaven’s sake, switch off your computer and go be with your loved ones. It’s not so bad. Honest.
Posted by Thin White Duke
December 25th, 2006