A Very Fundy Christmas

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

A Very Fundy Christmas

The only people who have declared a war on Christmas are the people of the right-wing Christian-fundamentalist-supremacist movement. Some of them are so lacking the "Christmas spirit" that when they receive an all-encompassing "holiday card" from their beloved president they're actually offended by it.
"[The White House holiday card] clearly demonstrates that the Bush administration has suffered a loss of will and that they have capitulated to the worst elements in our culture," said William A. Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.

Bush "claims to be a born-again, evangelical Christian. But he sure doesn't act like one," said Joseph Farah, editor of the conservative Web site WorldNutDaily.com. "I threw out my White House card as soon as I got it."
"Certainly President and Mrs. Bush, because of their faith, celebrate Christmas," said Susan Whitson, Laura Bush's press secretary. "Their cards in recent years have included best wishes for a holiday season, rather than Christmas wishes, because they are sent to people of all faiths."
But the White House's explanation does not satisfy the groups -- which have grown in number in recent years -- that believe there is, in the words of the Heritage Foundation, a "war on Christmas" involving an "ever-stronger push toward a neutered 'holiday' season so that non-Christians won't be even the slightest bit offended."

One of the generals on the pro-Christmas side is Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association in Tupelo, Miss. "Sometimes it's hard to tell whether this is sinister -- it's the purging of Christ from Christmas -- or whether it's just political correctness run amok," he said. "I think in the case of the White House, it's just political correctness."
Are these people even capable of having fun? What a bunch of whiny, miserable douchebags. They all like to pretend that secularism or "political correctness" has stolen Christmas-- but really it's all the damn Christians who are are stuck in complain mode who are ruining their own holiday. Instead of enjoying the holidays they're spending the month of December complaining that others aren't celebrating Christmas the right way, to their specifications. There's a name for people like this-- Scrooge.

I personally do not celebrate Christmas. But do I spit in Santa's face or curse at people who wish me Merry Christmas? No. I certainly don't throw away Christmas cards or throw snowballs at carollers. I understand that this time of year makes a lot of people very joyful and I respect that. Additionally, I am one of those people who appreciate holiday greetings from strangers that aren't specific, it means people are capable of respecting the fact that not everyone celebrates Christmas. It's nice.

However, for Christians like Donahue this is supposed to be the most important, most magical time of the year. They're supposed to be filled with love towards their fellow man, counting their blessings, spreading cheer and mirth-- but no. They don't even take time off during Christmas to stop their incessant bitching. If they weren't such asshats I'd feel sorry for them for being too simple-minded to realize that there is no war on Christmas except for their own.

Here's to hoping they're all visited by one of those Past, Present or Future Christmas ghosts so they can give the rest of us the best gift of all-- a little peace.

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