‘Tis the season for all kinds of things — peppermint lattes, holiday music on the radio, and easily offended Christians complaining about their neighbors harmless inflatable dragons on her front lawn. Thanks to The Friendly Atheist, we were made aware of this hilarious story involving a woman and her blow-up dragons.
It all began with Diana Rowland‘s tweet featuring her display and the letter from a very upset Christian neighbor who said the dragons were “only marginally acceptable at Halloween” but “totally inappropriate at Christmas.” (Friendly Atheist)
Apparently Diana’s neighbors were very concerned and sent her an anonymous note. Because nothing gets what you want faster than a passive-aggressive, judgmental, anonymous note to your neighbor. Perhaps the best part of the neighbor’s complaint is that they dared to call Ms. Rowland’s dragon’s “marginally tolerable” during Halloween. Umm, excuse me, but I’m pretty sure fire breathing dragons are most appropriate around Halloween time. Well, that and during Tolkein Con, but that’s a whole other discussion for a whole other time.
Our dragon holiday display got fan mail! (And apparently the “true meaning of Christmas” involves judgmental bullshit?) 😂 pic.twitter.com/7NLZKkEW2x
— Diana Rowland (@dianarowland) December 15, 2018
At first, Rowland was defiant. Instead of capitulating, she doubled-down on the dragons, adding more to her lawn.
An update to yesterday’s tweet re the letter I received from an anonymous, judgy-mcjudgyface neighbor who disapproved of my dragon display and asked me to consider removing them: I have added more dragons. pic.twitter.com/OxsFQs5yQ1
— Diana Rowland (@dianarowland) December 16, 2018
Clearly, though, Diana is someone with a tremendous sense of humor. Not just because she didn’t take the letter, crumple it up, and light it on fire, though. Diana is clearly a good humored person because she actually tried to placate her whiny anonymous neighbor.
By putting halos on the dragons and making them angels.
Rowland cited Ezekiel 1:1-28 in that message, a chapter that describes mystical creatures as seen in a vision. So she’s obviously just following the Bible. Christians should be thrilled. (Friendly Atheist)
Diana posted a picture of her halo’d dragon-angels to her Facebook wall. Hopefully her neighbors realize she has a great sense of humor, or at the very least find theirs about it all. But never underestimate the ability of American Christians to make themselves a victim, and maybe this will end up in court one day.
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