The Foreign Owned Xenophobia news outlet is continuing its ranting about the “War on Christmas”. They started this fictional “war” a few years ago when they didn’t have anything else to talk about. In their case, it would be best if they never were allowed to talk at all, but that is another story.
If memory serves me correctly, it was the self-anointed prophet Bill O’Reilly who started the ranting about this fictional war. It was quickly picked up by the rest of the Xenophobic broadcasters at the network. Seems they believe there are people who want to do away with Christmas. Unlike the rest of normal society they refuse to remember there is more than one holiday being celebrated during this time of year.
Now the half-baked half-governor of Alaska is in on the game. She actually wrote a book, or rather she had someone else write it under her name, called the War On Christmas. No, I am not going to read this trash. I refuse to put a single dime in her bigoted pockets.
Though I have my own spiritual beliefs, I am not what my friends would call a practicing Christian. But, since I was raised with a religious background I do understand what Christmas is about. So, let’s look at some facts, which the Xenophobic broadcasters never bother with, about this so-called “War on Christmas”.
A lot of people get very upset this time of year because there are people who don’t want tax money used to erect Christmas Shrines on government grounds. If you consider that the Separation of Church and State agrees with them, that isn’t really a “war”. Besides, the Xenophobic broadcasters scream against using tax monies for things like abortions, contraception, food stamps, welfare, etc. So why are they beefing because others don’t want tax money used for religious shrines? Tax money is tax money!
They complain that people use “Happy Holidays” in their greetings rather than “Merry Christmas”. As I mentioned before, Christmas is not the only religious holiday celebrated this time of year. What about Chanukah? Should shop keepers say “Merry Christmas or Happy Chanukah” in the same greeting? Would that offend the Xenophobic people? Of course we could go into Kwanza and the Pagan holidays too, but I don’t want to get too buried in all of this.
They never complain about the “Commercialization” of Christmas. They don’t seem to mind that corporations have kidnapped Christmas for their monetary gain. Shouldn’t Christians be more concerned about the actual meaning of Christmas and celebrate in their own way? Don’t forget, the Puritans didn’t even celebrate Christmas!! Since Evangelicals are the modern-day Puritans, shouldn’t we just ban Christmas as a holiday? That would have made the Puritans happy.
The only “War on Christmas” is being waged by those who are suffering the most angst from their fictional war. The ones who like to preach the gospel, but don’t follow it. The ones who claim to be Christian but won’t follow the simple rules Jesus gave us, “like love they neighbor”. The ones who believe they are rich because “God” ordained it to be so. The ones who live in luxury but denounce any assistance the poor may need.
The “War” is being waged by ignorant Xenophobic people like the self-anointed prophet Bill O’Reilly who, as he wrote in his book, claims Jesus was killed over taxes. He doesn’t even know the difference between “money changers” and “tax men”. It is no wonder he doesn’t understand the true meaning of Christmas!
Next week we celebrate Thanksgiving. The next day, the commercialized version of Christmas begins. Throughout history, Christians have celebrated Christmas as a time of “goodwill and peace on earth”. One year, WWI was even halted during Christmas, and there was an instance where the German and French soldiers came out of the trenches, met on the battlefield and celebrated together.
The Foreign Owned Xenophobes will never stop their fictional angst. They are too busy trying to put other religions down. They are trying too hard to hurt the poor. They are trying too hard to make Christianity the “Official Religion” of America. They are trying too hard to repeal the Constitution and replace it with Christian Sharia. They are too wrapped up in their own warped sense of their own worth. They always seem to forget that simple phrase Jesus gave them: “what you do unto the least of you, you do unto me”. What better way to describe the true meaning of Christmas.
Whether or not you are Christian, this should be a joyous time of year when we recognize each individual for what he or she is. A human being who deserves respect and dignity. It is a time when we should remember that we are all brothers and sisters. That is what Christmas should be about. A time when hate is confronted and exterminated. A time when we open our hearts to those less fortunate. A time for actual “good will among men”. Even if for just a few days.
So, Happy Holidays to all. Regardless of your beliefs, I hope you all have a fantastic time with family and friends during the holiday season. May you all find peace and happiness not just during the holiday season, but throughout your lives.