Please don’t mistake this as an anti-Frosty or anti-Santa or anti-Christmas diatriabe. (Aside: Doncha think it’s interesting that the anti-Santa campaign is religiously motivated?) It’s just that I was reading about how scAlito, the new Supremes nominee, has ruled on various things and one of the cases listed mentions Frosty. Here’s a quote from the NY Times:
The court held that the display didn’t violate the establishment clause of the First Amendment because in addition to a creche and a menorah, it also had a Frosty the Snowman and a banner hailing diversity.
I’m just saying that I’m not convinced that Frosty represents a secular icon, or that Frosty is even really secular. It appears that he was conceived as a secular icon, but that pop culture has created a partnership with Santa that belies his secular roots.
Yeah, I’m obsessing over the details. It’s because the big picture freaks me out.