Lies Dickens Told Me

Sal Sberna offers a reflection on his blog, The Kingdom by Force – Life as a crumb on the diskos:

I can’t help it. Every year I get sucked into watching one more rendition of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Whether it’s the Muppets, George C. Scott or Patrick Stewart retelling the ubiquitous tale, my heart strings are gently pulled when I see Scrooge’s change of heart after his haunted Christmas Eve.

Nothing could be less Christian. Nothing could be more antithetical to the spirit of true repentance that the days leading up to Christmas try to engender in the faithful.

You see, the story is simply not true. I mean, obviously the plot is …

Read it all.

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