Post of the Day — Dec. 3, 2013
Note from Dan: The following is by regular poster J.M. White.
“Dear Whiners About The Fictional ‘War on Christmas’:
‘They’re taking the Christ out of Christmas,’ you cry!
Good. He doesn’t belong there. We put him there. We put Him there because after the conversion of the Roman Empire to Christianity, people were still celebrating the pagan winter solstice holiday (one of the most important pagan holidays of the year). So, we stole the tree and the wreath (and the gifting, too, really) and just about all the other things that we could steal from the pagan holiday and, presto-change-o, magically transformed it into a celebration of Jesus’ birthday.
Considering that the shepherds didn’t field their flocks at night in December and that the Romans didn’t take censuses in the winter time (the reason for Joseph and Mary coming to Bethlehem), there is virtually zero chance that Jesus was born anywhere in or near the month of December. It’s far more likely that he a was a summer or late fall baby. Sorry, kids – you’re being lied to by the very people who damn liars to eternal hellfire.
Don’t start whining to me about ‘tradition’, because you lose there, too. There is actual evidence that the winter solstice celebration preceded Christ’s arrival by thousands of years, so the pagans win the tradition angle by default. Basically, the entire holiday has been bastardized by the church, not from it.
For a nice cake topper, it was bastardized so poorly that we even had to co-op a German legend into the scheme (on top of everything else we ‘assimilated’) to help bribe our children into behaving well and blindly accepting the programming which we had already blindly accepted. And it worked so well that we now have a virtual army of people lamenting that Christ is being taken out of Christmas.
Christ was taken out of Christmas on the day we allowed it to become a commercial free-for-all. Where the pagans failed to kick Christ out of the holiday that was stolen from them, the capitalists succeeded. Greed killed Jesus, over and over and over again. Isn’t it ironic that one of Jesus’ greatest peeves is still twisting and destroying His message nearly two thousand years later?
Christ should be taken out of Christmas. He doesn’t belong there. If He is as great a being as we’re told, he should have no holiday, for your worship and appreciation of Him should be the same every single day. Remember that this holiday season. And remember that when you adamantly celebrate Christmas and demand that all participants acknowledge Jesus Christ during it, you’re perpetuating a lie generated solely to steal an ancient holiday which was first celebrated by non-Christians. What would Jesus think of lying and stealing for no reason other than to celebrate His birth?
I couldn’t have pulled a greater heist myself.