Here we go again! As if we didn't have enough controversy in this Country already, now we have the annual gripe festival called “I’m Better Than You”.
· IN THIS CORNER ARE THE YOU ARE ALL WRONG BECAUSE JESUS WASN’T BORN ON DECEMBER 25TH CROWD, WEARING A SMUG LOOK ON THEIR FACE AND THEIR NOSE POINTING UP IN THE AIR!
· IN THE OTHER CORNER ARE THE HOW DARE YOU NOT SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ME YOU HEATHEN CROWD, WEARING A TILTED HALO AND EYES POINTING IN A DOWNWARD DIRECTION TO LOOK UPON THOSE WHO ARE DEEMED TO BE DISCIPLES OF THE UNFAITHFUL AND INFERIOR IN ALL WAYS!
I’D ASK YOU TO SHAKE HANDS AND COME OUT FIGHTING, BUT IT’S NOT LIKELY THAT YOU WILL EVEN BE IN THE SAME ROOM TOGETHER AND YOU START FIGHTING LONG BEFORE THE EVENT!
DING! ROUND 2014
For crying out loud! What is wrong with you people? Of course Jesus wasn't born on December 25th, but so what? All the Presidents of the United States were not born on the 3rd Monday in February, but we observe that day to have large sales on cars, trucks, mattresses and other things – oh, and to remember the births of the Presidents.
Christmas was originally a pagan holiday? No, but there were pagan celebrations around that time a long time ago!! By the way, the celebration of birthdays was originally a pagan observance! Another BTW: Christmas wasn't celebrated by the original Christians, although they did celebrate Resurrection Sunday, which some continue to call Easter (a pagan word).
For those of you who despise Catholics……who do you think assigned Christmas as a church observance? Hmm.
One final rant: Christians believe in what is commonly called the ‘Golden Rule’, which says treat others in a manner that you would like to be treated. Jewish adherents believe in the concept of avoiding Lashon Hora (the evil tongue), yet every year, I hear and read both groups violating their own tenants. Oy vay! (what's wrong with you nut cases)?
And so they don’t feel like they've been left out: to the atheists, secularists and agnostics – why to you get so angry about the celebrations that you don’t believe in? If you don’t believe it, what in the name of nothing or maybe something are you afraid of?
Grow up….all of you! Put your big boy/girl or unisex pants on and take some responsibility for supporting this season that among other themes is the concept of ‘peace’.
This may come as a surprise to some of you, but your beliefs do not make you better than anyone or any other group of people with different beliefs. And in the United States, we are allowed to have different beliefs, regardless of what our leaders seem to be saying these days.
Now that I have ticked off a large majority of readers (if they have read this far) let me wish all of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Season’s Greetings and more important I wish that all of your ridiculous arguments and detestation you have caused within your work place, schools, families and friends, dissolve leaving nothing but Peace, Tolerance and Acceptance of others.