I must admit that this post was originally a little rant that I wrote last year in an attempt to bring back some of the spirit of Christmas. Note I said Christmas, not the holidays. Holidays are something that come in the summer when I go to the beach or take a long well deserved trip.
This is Christmas time. Chanukah has long since been celebrated and the Feast of Eid al-Adha has been enjoyed by the faithful of Allah. So let us say with pride and love Merry Christmas to one and all.
Please feel free to wish me a Merry Christmas, not a happy x-mas, or dreadful happy holiday. Well I may be going a little hard on the happy holiday. You may think Bob, why won’t a happy holiday suffice?
Well I would reply it is the Christmas season, the last time I checked the Chanukah candles have been long blown out. Don’t get me wrong I have many friends of the Hebrew Faith, and wish them a proper greeting when it is their day.
The thing that gets me riled up is that there are so many forces at work that try to simplify and dumb things down, trying to homogenize our culture as North Americans. Other forces plead that they don’t want to offend anyone. Ohhhh there we go offending people with a celebration of family and peace. Better watch out! Give me a break.
This whole “War on Christmas” thing has gone on long enough, the only people who are “offended” are by in large other “Christians”. The politically correct few, afraid to say what they believe. Except when they strive to dumb down what little culture we have left.
Show of hands, how many of you were offended when, someone walked up to you and said Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanza, Happy Chanukah?
All anyone is saying when they say Merry Christmas is Peace. Let’s face it most of the Christ is long gone from Christmas these days anyways. Long ago replaced by that fat bastard Santa Claus, in trying to deliver dollars to the corporations that re-imagined Old Saint Nick, we can blame Coke for that one.
Also organized religions keep getting their hands slapped for stealing from the poor or doing other far worse things than I care to mention here today.
But we all regardless of creed or belief can do our part to keep the core of the holiday intact. Remembering what the true meaning of Christmas is, PEACE. If we can all keep that in our hearts our world, even for a day, could be a better place.
To all of my friends out there, Feliz Navidad, Mele Kalikimaka, Hyvaa Joulua, Mo’adim Lesimkha. Chena tova, Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah, Joyeux Noel, Merry Christmas……. PEACE