Cat in the Snowmas Tree

That’s a rather odd looking ornament.

Pam bought a small artificial tree a few years ago and declared it our “Snowmas” tree. She decorates it with snow-type ornaments and leaves it up as long as there is snow on the ground. This is Helen’s (AKA Hellion’s) first year with the “Snowmas” tree.

Hellion has been fine with the real tree in our living room, but apparently artificial trees are a different matter. Hellion hasn’t left the tree and even spraying her with water doesn’t deter her. Seriously Pam has sprayed pretty much a whole spray botte of water on Hellion and it hasn’t made a difference. Hellion is soaking wet and still wants to climb the tree.

This isn’t going to end well.

Quote from Rutledge’s "The Crucifixion" – Generically Religious

We have not become a secular society so much as we have become a generically religious one. Undifferentiated spiritual objects, therapies, and programs are widely marketed. Popular religion in America tends to be an amalgam of whatever presents itself. Discerning observers have noted that these new forms of spirituality are typically American; highly individualistic, self-referential, and self-indulgent, they are only feebly related to the history or tradition of any of the great world faiths.

Fleming Rutledge, The Crucifixion, p. 10.