Sunday, December 04, 2005


You know, I've always admired Jews and Muslims because they've kept their holidays "holy." Unlike Christmas - Ramadan, Passover, Yom Kippur, etc. haven't changed much over the centuries. Let's face it folks, the only way anyone can "take the Christ out of Christmas" is if the Christians allow it. And they've been doing it for years. The notion that it is somehow the fault of non-Christians that Christmas has become neutered is ludicrous. In America, Christians are driving the bus, while other religious folks and the nasty secularists are in the back with Rosa. They managed to stop Sunday mail service a long time ago with a religious campaign to force the federal government to observe the Sabbath. Betcha didn't know mail used to be delivered on Sundays, huh?They managed to get the words "Under God" placed in the Pledge of Allegiance with a religious campaign to force the federal government and school children everywhere to acknowledge God. Betcha didn't know the Pledge didn't have those words until 1954, did ya? They managed to change the official motto of our country to "In God We Trust" with a religious campaign to force the federal government to put that phrase on our currency. FYI, until 1956, our motto was "E Pluribus Unum," which is latin for "out of many, one."They've even managed to figure out a way to have all our taxes support evangelism, through the "God told me to" actions of President Bush. Right now, there's a concerted effort by very rich and powerful Christian groups (Focus on the Family, Christian Coalition, etc.) to destroy any notion of "separation of church and state," and to impose "Christian" values on our society. It is working on some level, as indicated by the aforementioned "faith based initiatives," the force-feeding of "abstinence only" sex education in schools, and the all-out assault on the teaching of Evolution. Even if there were a determined, concerted attempt by "secularists" to remove any mention of Christianity from public life (and there isn't), it could not possibly succeed. If it did, then it could only do so if these powerful Christian groups DID NOTHING. It could only succeed if the vast majority of Christians in this country ALLOWED IT to succeed. Christians are the ones taking Christ out of Christmas. They're the only ones who can, because at the end of the day, THEY OWN IT. But most American Christians are so caught up in the orgy of consumerism and self-indulgence that lasts from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day that they quite obviously don't fucking care if the sign at Wal Mart says "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays."Ever see any Ramadan cards for sale at Hallmark? Ever buy anyone a gift for Yom Kippur or Passover? No. Why? Because unlike Christians, Jews and Muslims take ownership of their holy days and haven't allowed them to be diluted by pagan influences or spoiled by greed. Christians: replacing "Merry Christmas" with "Happy Holidays" isn't anyone else's fault because YOU'RE THE ONES DOING IT. Don't boycott Target or any store that doesn't say "Merry Christmas," BOYCOTT THE WHOLE SHEBANG. Don't go shopping. Don't give another dollar to ANY retailer who uses Christmas as an excuse to sell stuff. Don't have a tree, don't put up lights around your house, and don't take your kids to see Santa at the mall because NONE OF THAT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH CHRIST. Now, either put the credit card down and start actually celebrating your holy day, or shut the hell up!


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