Sunday, October 26, 2008
Exit 151 GSP Montclair Jesus
Montclair NJ, a wonderful place to live and dine where every other home has a lawn placard for Obama-Biden. In this ultra liberal tree-lined town, one wouldn’t expect Jesus to be a big seller on….Halloween. Guess again.
A stop in the local Pharmacy on Grove Street one could find Jesus hair and beard in Grey, White and Blonde. Take your pick. This town does pride itself on diversity. I couldn’t figure out though why the description as a Jesus beard was only written in Spanish. Talk about target marketing.
Just when I was pleasantly surprise to find an incarnation of Jesus here (more so than in some of the local churches), a few counters away were some disturbing little Halloween statues. Is that a little goblin trying to constrain the cross in a glass dome? What are those skulls and why are they near a glass domed cross? (Footnote: it didn’t snow when I shook the globe). I asked the sales clerk but he just shrugged his shoulders and said, “It’s Halloween, ya know.”
They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull).