Sunday, December 18, 2005
War on Winter Solstice
GOI: Thanks to Nacho over at Woodmoor Village for the link to this story. I thought this post was very amusing, insightful and spot on since we non-Christians have had the very non-inclusive and non-respectful phrase, "Merry Christmas" shoved down our throats during the holiday season:
There is a war on Winter Solstice. For thousands of years humanity had celebrated the beginning of days getting longer in a peaceful and celebratory manner:... No longer. There is a war on.
Historians generally agree that the Cult of Christ started the War on Solstice. They began by coopting the symbols of this most ancient of celebrations: holly, evergreen trees and the Yule log. Those cultists even moved the date of their god's birth from summer to winter! Moreover, they outright plagarized the story of how the greek god Dionysus was born in a cave in the presence of three shepherds.
GOI: It all seems so simple to me. Say, "Happy Holidays" to those whom you do not know to be Christian. It is the polite (and from what I understand of growing up Christian) and Christian thing to do. I do not believe that I am going out on a limb by saying that Jesus Christ taught his followers to be respectful of others. Now, if you know someone to be Christian then by all means wish them a, "Merry Christmas!"
Just remember, the Christians stole Christmas from the Pagans and now many of them are trying to say that, "Happy Holidays" is stealing their holiday. How ironic.
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