Christians are generally not ones to violate city ordinances, especially those concerning fire safety. Many churches, faced with large crowds on Christmas Eve, find themselves violating fire code by narrowing aisles with extra chairs and obstructing exits.
Maybe it's just me, but why is it, the one night of year when the church is full or overflowing, we give everyone a candle and let them set it on fire? I mean, thank goodness for drip protectors or there would be wax on every hymn book's "Silent Night."
Somehow, because we're singing about the birth of Christ, we don't need to be conscious of fire safety? Wrong. Drips aren't the only thing we need to be protected from. We're still human, and we can still catch on fire and/or be trampled to death. Not exactly Nativity memories I would wish on anyone.
Christians are not above the law (see the book of Romans). Mitch Hedberg, however, says that if you're flammable and have legs, you're never blocking a fire exit. I think Christians should consider adopting this as their motto:
"Christians: we're flammable and have legs."
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