Holiday…Yes… But not Christmas!
Once again it is that time of the year! The end of the old and the start of the new! I will now rant about what I find to be annoying about this time of year. Again. The one thing that triggers me off is the signs and posters that harrange about “Remember What This Season Is About” and “Jesus Is The Reason For The Season”. Politely put … BULL SHIRT!
Christians simply pirated an existing party for their own needs!
The seasons key elements, the evergreens, wreaths, holly and the gift giving have nothing to do with Jesus or the Christian faith as they are continually telling you! These icons and the celebration of this time of the year go way before that. Centuries actually and are pagan in base. New Grange is circa 3200 BC! The celebration is actually for the Winter Solstice! The shortest day of the year and the marking of a new year / cycle of life. The celebration was for the Wheel of Life! Death of the old “year” ( the old man) and the birth of a new “year” (baby New Year). The celebration was for the sharing of the growing seasons reaping with those in need through the hard winters in those days and times. A simple act of kindness within the community. And a reason for a cheery get together in the dead of winter. The decorations were of things that stayed green a year-long. Just that simple!
It is also becoming very well documented in the scientific communities that all of the signs that are proclaimed by the Christians, such as the star, did indeed happen. But apparently not until a few months later, Februaryish. But since they had a need for a landmark celebration they jumped on the Winter Solstice celebration. Which, by the way, they were already participating in this festival, before they were so-called Christians, this time very year anyway so…… with a bit of time shifting and a tweak of the old theme….. instant Christmas! Look! We are not pagans!
So when these holiday charlatans start in with their secular Christmas chant I have to get annoyed and politely tell them to bugger off and simply enjoy the seasonal holiday without their Jesus thing applied to it. It is NOT Christian but an ages old celebration of community good will and good cheer! A pretty noble and worthy celebration to continue on with. Like I said in the beginning … a holiday just not Christmas!!