keep Christ out of Xmas
I hate to ruin a good Christian holiday like Xmas by pointing out facts but due to all the uproar caused by these empty-headed people screaming how we need to remember that it was ‘Christ’s Birthday’…
About 500 years ago (which is waaaay after the life of Jesus) the Christian church pretty much ruled all of Europe. One of their big missions was to eliminate any form of paganism and either convert the pagans or kill them. You may remember the term “embrace the cross or die” from your history lessons about the Spanish Inquisitions. Anyway, it seems that while the church was “converting” many, they had a real problem with stopping them from celebrating some of their holidays, which were always seasonal. For example, the winter solstice was celebrated with gift giving and the decorating of an evergreen tree. Finally the church employed a compromise. They cooked up this idea of Christmas to celebrate the birth of Christ and put it right at the winter solstice so that way Christians could still “celebrate the pagan holidays” under the guise of something Christian. Most historians agree that since Mary and Joseph were going to Bethlehem to be counted for the census, that he was born sometime around September as that was the usual time that the census was done in those days. The only “true” Christian holiday that can be loosely dated is Easter, as they can align the crucifixion with the Passover, which is a Jewish holiday that is also based on lunar cycles, hence the dates for it changing every year. So actually, Christmas is really about as much a Christian holiday as St. Patrick’s Day or Cinco de Mayo is American. For those too ignorant of their own religion to know this I have no sympathy.
So for the last 500 years the church thought that if they repeat the lie often enough it will become truth… and what’s frustrating is that they were right! They hijacked a pagan holiday and to this
day nobody says a word.
Santa kicks ass! Go enjoy the season, spend money, open gifts and if anyone looks at you disapprovingly and tell you to put ‘christ’ back into xmas… tell them to go fuck themselves.
Merry Xmas to all!