Monday, November 24, 2008

Merry Pagan Holiday (or Christmas, whichever you prefer) :)

Samantha Bee, on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, said “But really, let’s face it: all other days bow down to the 25th, Christmas. It’s the only religious holiday that’s also a federal holiday. That way, Christians can go to their services, and everyone else can sit at home and reflect on the true meaning of separation of church and state.”

I don’t know where I stand in the “Happy Holidays/Merry Christmas” debate. I can understand the frustration that some people have with the “pushing” of a “Christian holiday” on all of us but I am wildly (not mildly) amused at the same time.

What Is So Funny?

Come on, you’re on a blog that constantly talks about religion – it’s funny because Christians think it is their opportunity to take back their holiday – and it isn’t even THEIR holiday. Every time they say it (with the intention of letting people know that this is a Christian time of year.. or that they are true Christians celebrating a Christian holiday), they are admitting they are sheep. They talk about tradition and being the true religion yet they are celebrating the holiday of heathens!

I’m fine with the use of “Merry Christmas” because I see the hilarity in it. I’m not fine with people assuming that because “Christmas” is a federal holiday that a country is a “Christian Nation”. If a holiday determines the orientation of a country, we live in a Sun God Worshipping nation!

Call it what you want, December 25 is NOT the birth of Jesus (even if he happened to exist) and any celebration is adopted from ancient pagan festivals (festivals/celebrations that existed before the Abrahamic god created the earth! Now that is magic!)

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