Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Final Incendiary Word on Christmas - ‘Cuz Now I’m Cranky

Something came to my attention that got my other wise good humored holiday prepped hump in a major twist and I’m not letting it go. So here’s a Xmas rant that I invite you to pass along to any Christians you think might benefit from it.

I read an article about a big brouhaha in Leesburg, Virginia, where ten displays were permitted on public property for the holiday season on a first come, first served basis. As a result, in addition to the usual crèche thing, a number of displays depicted a Pastafarian nativity scene (see picture above), an atheist pine tree, a crucified skeleton Santa as a protest to consumerism, and other non-Jebus / non-Xmas related contributions..

Evidently this created a firestorm among the good Christians of the town, outraged that their one belief isn’t the only permitted display like it has been for years. Here’s the whole story: http://www.usatoday.com/USCP/PNI/NEWS/2011-12-17-bcholiday_ST_U.htm

This one particular quote from an irate Xtian resident really irked me:
“The [Jesus, Joseph and Mary] creche is not religious,” Caulkins insisted, his voice trembling.“It is a belief symbol. You have to believe in something.”

It’s not? You do?

Whenever I read/hear comments like this, or the oft tried “the cross on public land isn’t religious, it’s just in memory of the fallen” I always wonder: are these people liars and frauds who think people are that credulous, or are they just so Christian centric they can’t see the outrageous absurdity of their statement? Either way, it speaks volumes about what religious fanaticism does to ones ability to think.

Here’ a flash for Christians that they can take to the bank: December is not owned by you, as much as you’d like to stake claim to it. You can have your fable, celebrate your preferred man-god myth to your hearts content, but the expectation of your holiday/belief being treated as some unique and necessarily singular claim holder to December, or to public property usage, ain’t gonna happen. Not now, not ever again. Those days are gone, dead and buried, just like your man-god, if he ever existed to begin with. Deal with it, get over it.

And that’s the last I’ll have to say about Xmas for this year.


Den!s said...

Humpy, old hoof..... it's only the 20th, still time for more burrs under your saddle before the day itself.

NewEnglandBob said...

and if they don't like it, they can leave and go to a place without the constitution that guarantees that NO religion be established.

tiNstAg said...

I love the idea of pirates standing around a plate of spaghetti and meatballs in a crib, whilst a crucified skeleton Santa looks on. Priceless.

Momma Moonbat said...

Wah, wah wah. Poor xtians are just sooooooo persecuted, with having to share December with infidels, heathens, pagans, atheists, apostates and all that other riff-raff. How could anyone possible find an image commemorating the birth of their man-god to be religious? Sigh. When will the persecution ever end?

LuWeeks said...

Their god must be sooooo weak and sensitive. No miracles this year once again.