Uncommon Sense

December 2, 2018

The Real War on Christmas

I play on the Quora website from time to time and the number of questions trolling atheists is truly astounding. Here is just one of them: “If atheists don’t believe in God or Jesus, why do they celebrate Christmas and Easter, the day Jesus Christ was born in the day he rose from the dead … ?” This brought to mind the War on Christmas promoted by Fox (sic) News and leads me to this post.

Which Christian saint is this?

Both the holidays mentioned in the Quora question were highjacked by Christians, that is they existed before and Christians took them over. This was a part of their strategy to obliterate other religions. Christian church buildings were constructed on the foundations of pagan temples, Christian calendar dates were moved to coincide with dates on pagan calendars, and pagan holidays were supplanted by Christian holidays by highjacking the festivals associated with them.

If you look at the iconic aspects of Christmas (feasting, decorated trees moved indoors, gift giving, Santa Claus, etc.) or Easter (egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, May pole dances (archaic), etc.) none of them are associated with Christian practices. Those two holidays were associated with the winter solstice and spring equinox festivals of antiquity. The eggs and rabbits of Easter were fertility symbols associated with the beginning of a new growing season. The word Easter is derived from the name of a fertility goddess (Eostre) and has no Christian roots.

Christmas is supposed by Christians to be a celebration of the birth of the Christ even though the dates do not match up nor do the celebrations. And think about it. If the creator of the Earth and the Heavens and Adam and Eve wanted to create a human representative to spread the good news, why would he impregnate a human girl and make his new “creation” go through diapers, puberty, school, deprivation, hunger, disease, and all of that for a mission that wouldn’t start until the guy was 30 years old? Is that how you would expect an all-powerful, all-knowing god to behave? Nothing that Jesus is claimed to have done prior to the age of thirty has anything to do with the so-called salvation plan. When Yahweh wanted humans in his garden, he made them post haste, as fully formed adults. So, the Christian claim that Christmas celebrates the birth of a god, it is celebrating a 30 year waste of time by a assumed to be perfect god.

So when Christians harp on “remembering the reason for the season,” please do. It had nothing to do with Christianity, so much so that the Pilgrims in America would have nothing to do with it. This should be meaningful to all of you original intent constitutionalists. And it takes a lot of chutzpah for those who highjacked such a celebration (not a holy day) to criticize those who celebrate it the way it was originally intended.

 

12 Comments »

  1. It is currently a truly Christian holiday to promote their real god—cash.

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    Comment by jim- — December 2, 2018 @ 10:10 am | Reply

  2. This reminds me, I’ve gotta put my order in for a few small nuclear warheads to use in the War On Christmas this year. This year, by golly, by gosh, by gum, I plan on WINNING the damn war once ‘n for all! $Amen$

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    Comment by inspiredbythedivine1 — December 2, 2018 @ 10:37 am | Reply

  3. LOVE your fourth paragraph! You point out things that I would bet not ONE Christian ever considers. Just another example of the effect wearing rose-colored glasses has on a person.

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    Comment by Nan — December 2, 2018 @ 12:26 pm | Reply

  4. “If the creator of the Earth and the Heavens and Adam and Eve wanted to create a human representative to spread the good news, why would he impregnate a human girl and make his new “creation” go through diapers, puberty, school, deprivation, hunger, disease, and all of that for a mission that wouldn’t start until the guy was 30 years old?”

    For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”
    For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. We preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

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    Comment by John Branyan — December 2, 2018 @ 4:21 pm | Reply

    • Of course you would. Yours is the religion that insists that “ignorance is bliss.”

      On Sun, Dec 2, 2018 at 4:22 PM Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — December 2, 2018 @ 8:15 pm | Reply

      • Ignorance is bliss is a quote from the poem “On a Distant Prospect of Eton College” by Thomas Gray. It has nothing to do with “my religion”.

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        Comment by John Branyan — December 2, 2018 @ 8:41 pm | Reply

        • You, Branyan, like most Christians, have so little understanding of the history of your religion it is surprising you feel confident to make any pronouncements about it.
          But then, there are over 40,000 separate sects so you are probably in good company when it comes to the levels of ignorance on display among those who adhere to the nonsensical worldview that is Christianity.

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          Comment by Arkenaten — December 3, 2018 @ 5:26 am | Reply

    • JB thinks it all comes down to who perishes and who gets saved. That’s a charming salvation fantasy — how special that must make him feel! — but as far as the rest of the world is concerned, when he’s dead, he’ll just be dead. The world will get along just fine without him; like most of us, he’ll soon be forgotten. In a hundred years time, he’ll barely be remembered at all.

      It’ll be almost as if he never existed.

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      Comment by ChrisS — December 3, 2018 @ 1:48 am | Reply

  5. Mr. President, do you want me to hunt for and post my comment again this year? You must remember it, it was a LOL cat grabbing a globe with the caption; axial tilt is the reason for the season. I’ll go through my flies and see if I still have it saved.
    As to holidays and churches being co-opted by the xtians, right on, they did that, big time.

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    Comment by Walter Kronkat — December 3, 2018 @ 12:22 am | Reply

  6. Found the link from last year at this very blog.
    http://cheezburger.com/9104606976

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    Comment by Walter Kronkat — December 3, 2018 @ 1:15 am | Reply

  7. I’m pretty sure that atheists celebrate Christmas and Easter same way as capitalists and libertarians celebrate Labor day, anarchists celebrate Presidents day, or Klansmen celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday – they get a day off and use it for whatever they want.

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    Comment by List of X — December 4, 2018 @ 12:00 am | Reply


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