The holiday season is upon us and that means another lions share of controversy about petty, time-wasting bullshit. While people starve in the streets and sleep in the cold during Christmas, others have nothing better to do than complain about how offended they are about things that don’t have anything to do with them.
I’m talking of course about the infamous “War on Christmas,” a joyous period of time where Christians complain about how much everyone else loves Satan because we care to recognize and respect other religions and holidays.
This is of course coupled with the douche-bags on the other side whose sole intention seems to be fucking with Christian people.
This is one of those cases where both sides are wrong and should be endlessly ridiculed by anybody with a trace of sanity.
I’ll go first.
Christmas, and holidays in general, are likes pieces of art, meaning they only have as much recognition and value as a group or individual decides to bestow upon it. For instance, Valentine’s Day is a tremendous celebration of your love for another person, unfortunately many people don’t have love or another person and therefore despise the holiday.
Does this mean YOU can’t celebrate Valentine’s Day with the most attractive person able to put up with you? Of course not, round up your favorite bitch and hit the town. Just realize that the day and its meaning impact everyone in a way that is specifically unique to their past and present.
The “War on Christmas” has mostly been a media phenomenon proliferated by religious conservatives who apparently needed to find something to complain about during the most wonderful time of the year.
I don’t understand how anybody could feel that Christmas, of all things, was flying under the radar. Is anyone unaware of which day Christmas is on or why it’s celebrated?
The first one is obvious, but the second question is a little more complex. We know why we’re supposed to celebrate Christmas, but what about the millions of people who just don’t care about Jesus? Are we supposed to stop them from sharing love and affection with their family because they’re not doing it “right?” (No pun intended.)
The real controversy heats up whenever a location either refuses to put up a nativity scene, or, GOD FORBID, replace the specific word “Christmas” with the more ambiguous term “Holidays.”
What’s the problem here? Why the fuck would you stop anyone from putting up a nativity scene? Do you honestly care that much about other people’s lives that you want to prohibit them from putting up statues which mean more to them than you’ll ever be able to realize? Do you not understand the symbolic nature of a nativity scene?
I’m never a person who supports banning or prohibiting things that make a large number of people in our society happy when it doesn’t hold any detrimental implications to the vast majority of the general public.
Nobody is a more staunch supporter of Church and State, but I know when to pick my battles, and this aint’ it.
This is the very reason Christians (laughably) feel victimized, because of people trying to make a personal point because of their immature grudges. Wow, cool, you pissed a bunch of people off by making them take down the publicly displayed statues of JESUS AS A FUCKING BABY! You’re totally sticking it to religion, dude.
None of this would be a problem if people would simply stop worrying about other people so much. If it isn’t directly related to something shitty in your life or the lives of people around you than what’s the point of causing a stir?
I’m not a religious individual but I don’t think denouncing other ideas is really productive or necessary. Believe what you want to believe, whether it be with a tree, a menorah whatever the fuck they use for Kwanzaa, it makes literally no difference to my life.
However, there’s a reason this subject particularly irks me. The fact that a couple fringe “anti-religion” groups could cause a couple small problems and all of the sudden it’s a decade long WAR ON CHRISTMAS!!!!!!
Nothing is celebrated with as much focus and jubilation as Christmas. Is it really going to destroy you if someone refers to it as the Holiday season?
I personally believe it stems from the extraordinary sense of entitlement many of these religious people have developed in our country. People are less concerned about celebrating and praising their own beliefs and more concerned with the actions of others.
It’s immaturity on the level of a siblings who fight over who got more Halloween candy.
What puts me over the edge is that many of the same people complaining about their “religious freedoms” were the same people who desperately and passionately tried to prohibit Muslims from building a place of worship near Ground Zero.
How can these feel so WRONGED about the treatment of Christmas when they give absolutely no respect to the religion of other people?
It’s a two way street, and Christians have been running over everything in their path for centuries. The only conclusion I can draw is that anyone who truly believes their is a “War on Christmas” has simply lead an easy life with no real worries.
There are some families who will be in a shelter this Christmas, there will be countless children who go without a visit from Santa, perhaps some who will never even believe. We should be worried about those people, not the pretentious, elitist extremists who want the entire world to cater to their personal beliefs.
Do you think Jesus would care if people put up a nativity scene or used the actual term “Christmas?” Or do you think he’d be more disgusted that his birthday is celebrated in a manner which contradicts everything he ever said or did?