Monday, December 20, 2010

No sympathy for Christian's who feel Christmas is cheapened

Matt Yglesias says he feels sympathy for Christians who feel that Christmas has been weakened by meaning so much to so many different groups. I on the other hand feel no such sympathy. Christmas only exists on Dec 25 in an attempt by the Catholic church to take over the pagan holidays celebrating the Winter Solstice. Most scholars pin Christ's birthday somewhere in September.

In other words the entire point of Christmas for the Catholic church was to muddy the waters and take over the celebrations of other religions. I feel no sympathy that this policy has come back to bite Christianity.


Carolyn Watson-Dubisch said...

There seems to be a lot of fuss this year about "Happy Holidays" vs "Merry Christmas". I guess some people are offended by the prior greeting. Both are meant as warm wishes/greetings, so I think that anyone who's actually offended is clearly disturbed.

Duncan Watson said...

I agree. Those who want to be offended are the offensive ones in this area.