Sunday, December 11, 2011

Anti-Christmas Christians

I don't remember ever seeing as much anti-Christmas whining as I'm seeing this year. By Christians.

A lot of it is based around this video which keeps cropping up on Facebook. My thoughts are "so what?" You try to co-opt an ancient holiday, and then moan and complain because the original bits of it won't go away peacefully and let you have it all your way? OK, so it was your ancestors, not you, who tried that sneaky little trick. Still... Why not just enjoy the holiday?

So, here's a compromise: you Christians who aren't happy about the pagan aspects of a pagan holiday which you tried to claim for yourselves, why not find out with absolute certainty if/when Jesus was born and then go celebrate that date as your holiday and leave Christmas- by whatever name- to the rest of us. You are perfectly welcome to continue to celebrate with us, of course. Just stop trying to poop on the fun. OK?



  1. You are so blind. I feel sorry for you.....

  2. I watched that whole video. Oh my! in the description it asks "Why have we been taught to lie to our children and teach them to believe in a man named Santa Clause [sic]?"

    I commented: "For the same reason we have been taught to lie to our children and teach them to believe in a being named God. At least we don't threaten them with eternal torture for growing up and realizing Santa Claus is a myth."

    And then in the video it speaks of how telling kids that Santa is watching to see if they have been good or bad to determine whether they will get gifts teaches them that rewards depend on behavior, and that teaching is biblically wrong. But then it goes on to complain that kids will get gifts from their presents regardless, which teaches them something different. To that I commented: "So, because kids will get Christmas presents from their parents, whether or not they were 'good', it will teach them that it doesn't matter how they behave. Hmmm. Kinda exactly like 'saved by grace, not by works'."

    Really, the whole thing is so sad.

  3. 'you are so blind'... HA! how bout mr. anonymous open up his/her eyes to see how DELUSIONAL he/she is.... and what would jesus do? would he leave some anonymous inane comment with a tsk-tsk-i'm-better-than-you tone?


  4. Jesus was likely born in May and the Winter Solstice is an astronomical phenomenon. I wish Chrsitians would WTFU about their own damn beliefs.

    I can't count the number of times I've used LDS doctrine to confuse my own family who are all devout Mormons. I regularly hold discussions with our local Lutheran pastor, which we both find entertaining since we approach Christianity from different angles (I academically, he religiously). Even he will agree that many aspects of Christian faith have to be just that: faith.