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Do these people have nothing better to do?

December 23, 2003 Leave a comment Go to comments

Inspired by Patrick over at Poison Kitchen, I’m going to rant a moment on a similar subject. Some silly person wrote a letter (scroll down) to the Missoulian about the subject:

Evidently the proponents of multiculturalism and the church-and-state separationists are winning their battle against traditional American culture. This is very evident at the Christmas season where the meaning of Christmas to Christians is being removed from public view. Even the traditional “Merry Christmas” has been replaced by “Happy Holidays.”

As a youth I greatly enjoyed this season because of the Christmas carols. They were played everywhere: in the stores, on the radio, on the downtown street corners and especially in the schools. Now, as I attend my grandchildren’s “Holiday Season” programs, no traditional carols are sung. Instead the kids sing about snowflakes, children in faraway lands and about faraway religions.

Perhaps all of this is for the good as it gives equal time to all religious beliefs and to all foreign cultures. However, I believe that the cost of this is the loss of a unifying factor that has made our country great. Is this what our founding fathers envisioned?

My objection can be summed up thusly: WHO FUCKING CARES? I mean, “happy holidays” instead of “merry Christmas”? Come on. Your kid doesn’t sing some traditional Christmas songs? Well, that’s just horrible. Does this really make any kind of difference at all? Is someone stopping YOU from listening to them? Are you really complaining about a lack of Christmas spirit or something? I love the holiday season (Oh no! The secularists are taking over me!) atmosphere, but I certainly wouldn’t care if there was zero of it. We don’t see Jews complaining about a lack of Chanukah decorations, do we? Oh, there is the reason he gives, it’s removing a “unifying factor.” Well, I certainly don’t want us unified by religion. That kind of thing has a bit of a sketchy past.

Maybe I just don’t get it. Anyway, Happy Holidays.

Categories: Religion
  1. December 23, 2003 at 10:05 am

    The right wing has no problem with collectivism as long as it’s their collectivism.

    Way to take a non-issue and spoil the Solstice, guys! No holiday is complete without a tanker load of xenophobic bile.

  2. Abou
    December 23, 2003 at 7:20 pm

    What? No more traditional songs? Where has he been? They choke us with Christmas in November now if no one has been paying attention.

  3. December 25, 2003 at 11:29 am

    Merry … errr … Happy Holidays Jeff! Thanks for being such a cool blog neighbour! Hope you and your family have a great holiday and a prosperous New Year.

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