Andrew Trembley (bovil) wrote,
Andrew Trembley


On the way home from work tonight, I rode past Christmas in the Park, just like I have every night for the last two weeks.

I stopped at Safeway. I read price cards and fliers for Christmas Wrapping Paper and Gift Wrap for Christmas.

At the Starbucks next door (liberal Seattle hippie beatnik freak-o-corp), they were selling Christmas Blend Coffee.

At lunch, at the store, just about every where I've gone since before Thanksgiving, I've been hearing Christmas music. I was hearing Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and The Christmas Song.

Could it be that I'm over-sensitive to Christmas stuff since I'm not Christian?

Could it be that I'm desensitized to Christmas since I'm not Christian?

Could it be that Bill O'Reilly is making this shit up?

Could it be that the religious folks who push Christmas, a major Christian holiday, as a universal secular holiday and Halloween, a major secular holiday and minor religious holiday as a Satanic threat are so deep in hypocrisy that they can't see what's really happening? If you really want to see a secular Christmas, take a look at how Christmas is celebrated in Japan. darrelx, you might like it, but I can bet that most of the "War on Christmas" crowd would hate it. Santa Claus, trees, consumerism, and not a Baby Jesus in sight.

And what's so wrong with "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings" in the first place?

I guess for some people it's more offensive to suppose they might not be Christian than to assume that other people are Christian. I guess for some people it's offensive to think that axial tilt, pagan winter festivals and a bunch of rebel Jews with a miraculous lamp might be as much a reason for the season as Christ. I guess it's just the most current example of Those who call themselves “conservative” today aren’t happy unless people abide by their choices.

If this "War on Christmas" isn't taking place in the liberal stronghold of the Bay Area, I have to wonder where all these red-state conservatives are seeing it happen. I'm sure not seeing it happen. All I'm seeing is some megacorps deciding that "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings" are more profitable to say. Maybe I'm mistaken, but I thought profit is right up there with God and country in the triumvirate of conservative values.

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