It’s that time of year!
Thanksgiving is awesome, its a great winter feast that has never really gone wrong for me. I try to repeat it for Christmas and New Years to keep the fellowship going. I even like to mess around with a low key “hey it’s Hanukkah” thing and fry up some lattkaes and think about the meaning of that. The evidence is pretty clear that Jesus was born in the summer. Roman conquest moved it to solstice to appease the pagans.
Can we remove the baby from the picture?
I hate Christmas. I find little that is valuable or meaningful to me, religiously, spiritually, whatever. I like the concept that somebody was born to make it so that we would have to feel guilty about being human and that some guys followed a star to find him.There is more stuff that is integral to the religion related to the birth of Christ if you are into it. If you are a Catholic you dig on the Virgin Mary. Our secular observance is so far away from Jesus that we are given time off for it. That’s not true with Easter, which has much more significance to those of us who dig Jesus.
Gather around the Pagan ornament
Christmas trees are bizarre. Adapted from some Germanic earth goddess tree worship. Let me get this straight. You kill a tree (you bought it rite aid) keep it in your house covered with items until it becomes highly combustible, then it might go to the land fill. If you like having a christmas tree how about getting some thing that you dont kill?
Human sacrifice! Cool!
According to some stories, Mistletoe was hung over the winter alter in ancient Europe, everybody got to kiss the victim goodbye. There are tons of explanations for this custom but rest assured Jesus has nothing to do with it.
Santa Claus is cheesy and outdated, and Im wondering how modern children can relate to him. Sooner or later the kids figure out that you are telling an un truth. Trying to fool somebody into compliance is kinda rude and
Keeping Our Economy Alive
I’d like an xbox, a flat screen TV, New monitors for my computer, software, a HD pro video cam. Do the math on that. If I had the dough I’d be at frys right now. Christmas has such a huge effect on our economy that business’s expect to ride on holiday business thru the first quarter, some further.or even for the whole year. Continuing to sustain this glut is like keeping a desperate junky alive.
Corporate back mail?
Kids will remember their whole lives a Christmas without Christmas. that’s not so much because they had no presents, it’s because Mom and Dad feel so bad about not delivering the goods. Why have the prospect of epic failure hanging over peoples heads? Buy sally a dolly, junior a toy truck, have a Christmas feast with some loved ones and get over it.
But what does the dog want for Christmas?
Can you at least donate to charity as much as you’d spend on the pets? Not a pet charity, a people charity. Try Heifer.org. it’s about animals, and dinner.
But I got nothing to give!
Im pretty broke and I’ve been wanting to help seniors use the internet. You can knit, clean up, serve food, make tamales whatever. .
Go to some parties this holiday season. I hear people acting like its a chore. It is what you make of it. ~Brooke