The Scrooge

Today, I received a corporate email where everyone pictured was wearing red.  “They just make everybody accept Christmas, huh?” I thought.  No matter what you practice or believe, Christmas is one of the most intrusive times of the year.   While I believe that the virtues extolled during this time of year are wonderful, I know that it’s all B.S. propoganda so I can’t deal with it.  It’s not about the virtues; it’s about the gifts.  It’s not about Jesus’ birthday because he wasn’t born in December; it’s about the gifts.  It’s not about Christ or Christianity at all; it’s about the gifts.

The concept of Ebeneezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol is an extraordinarily interesting one to me.  Here you have a character, a grouch, who loathes Christmas.  Each year, his intense hatred for the “holiday” strengthens as he draws further and further into himself.  Dickens informs readers that the reason Scrooge hates Christmas so much is because of his unhappy childhood and poor relationship with his father, who forced him to spend the holiday alone doing homework.  The insinuation is that if Scrooge had received the virtues of kindness, compassion, love and tenderness, he wouldn’t have been the Christmas basher that he was.

Abstract this characterization and apply it to our culture.  Often times, when people have an unpleasant demeanor around this time because of Christmas, they’re made out to be a Scrooge or a Grinch.  Reality is Christmas has nothing to do with what it’s said to be about–NOTHING–and it’s unfair to make those that know this wear the Scrooge cap because the rest of the world believes contrary due to the successful indoctrination of the so-called holiday.

When I have kids, no, I will not celebrate Christmas.  They will not receive Christmas gifts or any other kind of gift on or around December 25th.  No.

If you’d like to do the knowledge, watch the following video called The Unwrapping of Christmas: Its History, Myths, and Traditions.

December 12, 2007 | filed under consider this, do your research!, learn something, moment of truth, pay attention, watch this 

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