We’re about to roll into the holiday season – and I already DREAD it. October isn’t so bad – I actually enjoy Halloween. I just find it particularly hypocritical that purported Christians celebrate the holiday at all, not to mention the implications of their dressing themselves or their kids up as witches, vampires, zombies or whatever the kids are into, which kind of seems contrary to fundamental Christian principles. Get this witch t-shirt: Assuming I’m just an Old Lady was your first mistake!
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Thanksgiving, too, isn’t so bad – though for many, it involves the unpleasantness of a weekend with family they’d rather not see. Where I come from, there’s a pervasive theme that the expression of Thanksgiving is to God for everything He has given and done. (That’s the beauty of Christianity. It costs nothing, promises everything, and doesn’t have to perform. If you pray for a miracle and nothing happens – You just trust that God in His wisdom answered the prayer, but his answer — for your own good — was simply “No.”)
But Christmas is practically unbearable. By October, we’ll start seeing the ubiquitous Christmas decorations, and by November, we’ll be sucked into the ceaseless marketing/advertising that betray the holiday’s true commercial nature. Assuming I’m just an Old Lady was your first mistake. The greatest irony about Christmas? After commandeering a pagan holiday and commercializing it, Christians have the NERVE to turn around and scream that non-Christians are waging a “war on Christmas”!