Look, I’m not a Christian, and I don’t go to Church, and I honestly belive the “Jesus” as he’s talked about in the Christian bible is actually a conglomeration of acts done by real people, fantastic tales of mythology, and clever manipulations to help convert paeans.
The wife feels similarly. And guess what? This weekend we’ll be buying and decorating a CHRISTMAS Tree. Not because we’re religious, but because we want to, and enjoy it. Also what’s the big fucking deal? Hell look at this post when my wife was having her brain operated on. Lots of people offered prayers and blessings. While home for Thanksgiving the Mrs.’s cousin told her he had converted to some new-age flavor of Buddhism, and that he was chanting for her that day.
Guess what, we were deeply moved by these gestures.
What the fuck is wrong with the people who feel that saying the word “Christmas” is somehow poison? #1. Lots of Non-Christians celebrate it. (I personally know a TON of Jews who put up a tree for the same reason why the wife and I do) #2. Just about every business and government agency, will recognize it. and #3. What other “Holiday” involves erecting a fir tree covered with lights around the Winter Solstice?
I mean you want to erect a “Holiday” cross? How about celebrating the “Spring Holiday” with a “Holiday Cross” with a “Holiday Martyr” on it?
Is anybody dumb enough to think that if you call it something different it’ll actually change what it is? (See Also “Assault Weapon” and “Ground Zero Mosque” et al)
Look whoever you are, and whatever you believe, have a happy season. If in this season you feel like not celebrating Christmas, or celebrating the several other winter holidays, feel free and enjoy it. If you decide to erect a Christmas Tree, call it whatever you want, but don’t expect anybody dumb enough to be fooled by it!