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Thursday, December 10, 2009

OK, I am tired of it. (He didn't say "Merry Christmas!) I am weary beyond words with the
"culture war" foofooraw about NOT saying "Merry Christmas". We are in a season chock-full of holidays: Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Years. When I hear "Seasons Greetings". "Happy Holidays", Merry Christmas, Cunning Kwanzaa, no problem.
The wishing of kind sentiments is inoffensive to me. Come on, people, is the season celebrating the birth of the Prince of Peace
really the time to rattle sabers, and mutter darkly about the culture war ?

I am reminded of a poem by Victor Buono which he recited on Johnny Carson in the mid-70's at this time of year, ending on the irony of giving Mattel toy guns to celebrate the Prince of Peace. (I even prowled YouTube to find it, to no avail.)

It is time to lighten up, I believe. Laugh at the foolishness of the Christmas Haters, for it is not
your lights and Nativity decorations that they disdain. They just hate The Light, period. So Merry Christmas, Cool Yule, Happy Hannukah, Kewl Kwanzaa, Scintillating Solstice, and all that.

Happy Holidays!


TheWayfarer said...

You knocked that one right out of the park!
I think it's more than a bit ironic that the same folk dredging up a "culture war" at every turn blindly follow child-molesting sodomite priests and give large amounts of their income to an organization with nearly as much blood on its hands as Stalin (and we haven't even broached the subject of leftist "liberation theology" yet).
They can't quite grasp the concept of liberty meaning freedom for everyone, not just them and their cronies.
Merry RamaHanuKwaanzMas!

The Aardvark said...

Thank you.

Please take care about painting with so broad a brush. There are certainly vile pervs posing as vicars of Christ, just as certainly there are Bible-readers with a worm in their brains, who believe they are justified in having multiple wives. I daresay there may be those who have read Wierwille, yet still indulge their private evils.

Just as certainly there are individuals in the various churches who read God's Word, are transformed, and who strive through obedience to be the people God wants them to be. I know many of them.

There were Jezebels in the faith LONG before the apostasies of the RCC came to fruition.

Liberation theology. Don't EVEN get me started.
I was at a convention in Baltimore a while back, and passed a city corner church building with a banner on the side burbling about "Justice", code for "rob from the rich and give to the poor".

True justice is not equivalent to kindergarten "fairness". Most leftists haven't learned a thing since kindergarten, but they know how to slice a pie equally. Well, almost. Their piece tends to be a tad larger, because they are more equal than everyone else.

Here endeth the lesson.

Happy RamaHanukwanzMas to you, too!

Mrs. Pilgrim said...

I'll just point out that it's vexing when you have a situation where an employee of a retailer is actively forbidden from saying "Merry Christmas", but is permitted to bid someone a "Happy Hanukkah" or "Happy Kwanzaa".

It's also vexing when you tell a Hanukkah-wisher that you're not Jewish but Christian, and then they smile vapidly and wish you a "Happy Holidays".

Makes you feel a little...I dunno...chilled?

Just an observation. One of these years, I'm going to send out cards bearing the wish "Happy Whatever", with an inside inscription to the effect of "It's just slightly more dismissive of your personal beliefs than 'Happy Holidays'. I'm sure you won't mind". Maybe I'll sell them.

...I'm just out-of-sorts with this screwed up culture, not with you gents. That and I'm laying the foundation for a new product.

TheWayfarer said...

Actually, I thought this post was so good, it's linked in one of mine coming out this afternoon.
My general point is there's waaaaaaaaaay too much alarmism going on and not enough celebration, which is what I thought this was all supposed to be about

The Aardvark said...

Mrs. P

OK, fine...you wanna FIGHT?


Point one is arrant discrimination, period. There ARE laws....

Point 2: Why not just receive their pleasantry in the spirit in which it was intended? (Not implying "denying Christ" or anything, but letting it be on the level of "Have a nice day", rather than crossing holiday swords and granting them the opportunity to be vapid.) Our celebration is (almost) as Scripturally baseless as theirs (We have no command or example in the NT about believers celebrating Christmas.) It is a Pauline "one esteems one day, another esteems all" sitch, I believe.

Chilled is a good word, and a reason to smile warmly and wish them a happy "their Day" as well. No harm, no foul.

I WOULD, however, draw the line with a Molochist wishing me a happy Baby Sacrifice day. I do have SOME standards!

Re: your product *GANK* I am SO dong this!
(I kid, I KID) I'll happily print your shirts!
You REALLY should do the cards!

Anyway, 'tis the season to be grumpy!

The Aardvark said...


No, no, NO!!!!!

NO celebration. It's all about the issues. FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT! RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

I'm tired, now. Let's have cake!

Thanks for the most excellent linkosity!

Mrs. Pilgrim said...


I'm not saying I go around hitting people with rolls of wrapping paper. For me, it's not a situation where I see lions in my future; more like the irritation of having people assume that my class ring is for high school. ("Ooh, which high school is that?" "University of Houston Law Center." "*tone of surprise* Oh, you went to college?")

I know that Christmas isn't "sacred" per se. It's just annoying that either they're really not listening or paying attention...or sometimes there's really an intent to discriminate at heart. Hard to tell sometimes. Either one is vexing when you're swimming in pregnancy hormones.

Mrs. Pilgrim said...

By the way, just as I posted that previous comment, the spammer posted too.

Boy, can they be any more transparent than "feel the smell" of money? Yeesh.