What I’m about to say will probably be met with some reservations by others. But you know, these are my thoughts and my feelings. So I make no apology for that.
I’m not a Christmas person. I don’t buy into it at all. The commercialism, the over-all supposed feelings of it... at some point and time, will I feel different about it? Maybe, but it’s doubtful. I know I’m gonna hear that it’s about Joy, Love, Peace, etc. etc… that’s all well and good, but if you only talk about that once a year, and no other time, something’s wrong with that.
I don’t care if you call it Christmas, X-Mas, the Holidays…. In the end, it’s all the same.
Now… I know I will hear the age old line: “Well Jesus is the reason for the season”.
So let me ask this question: Why do you continue to live and push the lie that’s been pushed for over 17 Centuries??
Let me break it down:
- Biblically speaking, SHOW me proof that his birthday is mentioned as being December 25th. You can’t because it’s not! That date was decided by the Empire in the mid-4th Century.
- Christmas was only brought about because the Emperor superimposed Jesus’ Birth with Dies Natalis Solis Invicti which means “the birthday of the unconquered sun”, which also marked the day of the Festival of the Winter Solstice. It was done to counteract the Paganistic Ritual Festival.
- Santa Claus is an amalgamation on several historical figures (real and imaginary) that I won’t go into here... but for all we know, he could be Homeland Security
Now as I stated before: will my feelings about the “holiday” change? Maybe. But until that day that someone can give me pure definitive proof and evidence to the contrary, then and only then will my mind be changed.
But until then, I will stand by my statement that I could care less about “the holiday”.
What I do hope is that you do some research and see that sometimes what we are told is not always true.