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merry f-in mithramas:
somebody complains that there never was any Christ in Christmas:
What exactly do you think Yule is? It's the fucking Pagan celebration of solstice. And those “Christmas” traditions? They’re not just like Pagan rituals, they fucking are Pagan rituals. Way before your Jesus got all magical with the bread and fishes, the Romans were celebrating the birth of Mithra on . . . guess? Go on – guess. December fucking twenty fifth. What a weird coincidence. Practically the whole thing is ripped off from the fucking Druids and the Romans. Twelve days? Check. Exchanging gifts? Check. Mistletoe?
Check. And you’d better fucking believe that those decorated trees that
Gibson and Co. are so bent out of shape over are as Pagan as the Rune
and Crystal Shack at Pentagramfest 2005. You might as well be building miniature fucking Stonehenges in your den.
Perhap this, if so true, provides us a basis on which to meet a political settlement in The War on Christmas: the Christians' sympathetic leaders in the Federal Government could declare "Christmas" "Xmas", taking the Christ out of a pagan celebration and thusly ceasing this annual, months' long, brutal and heretical mass-consumer driven assault on a relatively - compared to the graveday of Zombie Jesus, likewise perverted by pagan ritual - minor Christian holiday that nonetheless deserves at least a modicum of silent respect from the 5-10% of Americans who don't celebrate it, nevermind a little observance from the 90% that do.
I mean, the last thing anybody wants is to continue linking Christian beliefs to some outdated myths, lest somebody get it in their heads that it's a case of not just syncretism but outright plagarism, a hefty pretext for war indeed. :P
:: posted by buermann @ 2005-12-20 18:13:20 CST |