In a small Southern town there was a nativity scene that showed great skill and talent had gone into creating it. One small feature bothered me. The three wise men were wearing fire fighter helmets. Totally unable to come up with a reason or explanation, I left.
At a "Quick Stop" on the edge of town, I asked the lady behind the counter about the helmets. She exploded into a rage, sanpping, "You Yankees never do read the Bible!"
I assured her that I did, but I simply couldn't recall anything about helmets being worn in the Bible. She jerked her Bible from behind the counter and ruffled through
some pages, and finally jabbed her finger at a passage.
Pointing to a verse, she said, "See, it says right here,'The three wise man came from afar.'"