The “War on Christmas” rhetoric ramp up every year, and this is a banner year. From Sarah Palin’s newest bit of drivel to the American Family Association pathetically counting the number of times “Christmas” is mentioned in store circulars, the hysterics are reaching epic proportions. So how about this “War on Christmas”? Well there may be a few problems with that.
It never ceases to amaze me how Christians will kick and scream when their special privilege is challenged, or we try to be more inclusive. That’s really what “Happy Holidays” is about. HOLIDAYS. As in more than one. There are many holidays this time of year, not just yours.
And that’s another thing. Hey Christians, it’s not yours. Almost all of the symbols and traditions are stolen from Pagans, and then in Christian tradition, claimed as their own all along. Well, no. You guys stole all the stuff from Pagans, who are willing to share by the way, but of course Christians will have none of it. They’re going to kick and scream and throw tantrums over their stolen holiday.
A holiday they’re not even supposed to celebrate. It’s in the Bible. Jeremiah 10:3-4 says, “For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.” Deuteronomy 18:9 says, “When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.” Considering almost all of the symbols and traditions are Pagan, and the Bible specifically says to not decorate a tree in your house, Christians trying to claim Christmas as their own is really getting problematic.
So what IS Christian about Christmas? Why the baby Jesus of course. Except for one thing: if Jesus existed, he wasn’t born in December. Almost no one thinks he was. Again, reading the Bible, most scholars come up with somewhere between March and October. Nobody knows for sure, but it wasn’t in December.
But Christians wrongly and selfishly claim it as their own. They take any opportunity to yell and scream, because they just LOVE to be offended and act persecuted over nothing, and will seek out opportunities to play the victim. Sorry, we’re not buying it. Now shut up and enjoy the stolen holiday.