Satanic Santas!
December 18, 2005 8:12 AM   Subscribe

Putting the Satan into Santa - Mad Santas go on a rampage in New Zealand, last year it was here in Wales - but the Satanic truth is much more shocking... However, that depends which version you want to believe
posted by Dio (14 comments total)
I'm flagging this post, but thanks for inspiring me to listen to "Rainbow in the Dark."
posted by Eideteker at 8:51 AM on December 18, 2005

[fixed a few HTML errors]
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:03 AM on December 18, 2005

Tidy - Zippy and Bungle always sound evil with the lights turned off - the only reason to ever listen to Rainbow in the Dark! :D
posted by Dio at 9:15 AM on December 18, 2005

I'm not surprised.

That's next week's strip...
posted by jpburns at 9:33 AM on December 18, 2005

joined Santa for the first time in DC last week. and adopted a new religious holiday at the same time.

currently trying to find a spot to crucify Santa by Xmas morn, with lights and tinsel and ornaments and gift boxes and photo ops and vandals and and and...

//and a bottle of rum
///Captain Claus

(^lazily copied from Fark)

my Santarchy DC-05 pix
many more pix from across time and space
posted by Primofex at 9:47 AM on December 18, 2005

First Wales and now NZ? Maybe it's a rugby union thing.
posted by newscouch at 10:06 AM on December 18, 2005

Without question the most fertile time in the average persons’ life for receiving and trusting the Lord Jesus is the pre-teen years. Any church bus worker or youth worker knows young children are very receptive to the gospel of Jesus Christ. For children that child-like faith is natural. It is what the Lord Jesus described in Matthew 10:15. As we get older; the sensual, youthful lusts and logical, carnal mind begin to dominate our lives. And as that happens, our heart becomes hardened and seared to the spiritual things of God.

Barna Research Group published a survey conducted among teenagers titled Third Millennium Teens. Under the subtitle "Displacing the Myths," the report said:
The Myth: the teen years are evangelistically productive.
The Reality: if they're not saved by age 13, they probably never will be. (Barna 65)

The report goes on to say, "The data shows clearly that the prime evangelistic years are those before a person becomes a teenager." (Barna 65)

The war on christmas is really a war for children's souls!
posted by bigmusic at 12:10 PM on December 18, 2005

Seems the details were a bit fuddled. Wrong city. Wrong motive.
The new improved americana newsfilter?
posted by isol at 2:02 PM on December 18, 2005

In Auckland we know how to party.

Who hasn't ever wanted to dress up as Santa and piss on cars? I mean, come on! It's like, one of the ultimate dreams from the golden days of our youth.
posted by The Monkey at 2:20 PM on December 18, 2005

Weird, I read it somewhere else first, and though this line was amusing:

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A group of 40 people dressed in Santa Claus costumes, many of them drunk, rampaged through New Zealand's largest city,

Largest city since when?! But the link above correctly points out it was in Auckland.
posted by lundman at 7:15 PM on December 18, 2005

Maybe the guy was writing about Auckland, but in Wellington. Like, he'd run there.

Run away.

You know.

From the santas.
posted by Wataki at 8:41 PM on December 18, 2005

It was a sight indeed. Wish I'd have taken the shot of the six Santas I saw being questioned by the police. Not your typical Christmas scene.
posted by doogyrev at 8:41 PM on December 18, 2005

Santa has always been scary, why we let him into our homes, goodness only knows!
posted by RhidianJ at 1:56 AM on December 19, 2005

Do your research first. Be sure to choose appropriate Christmas Cards and gifts for your religous friends.
posted by billb at 10:28 AM on December 19, 2005

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