Friday, December 16, 2005

My Personal War on Christmas


I have decided to join the fight, and declare war on Christmas.

The upcoming Christian Feast day, commemorating the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, has been too long co-opted by retailers, Republicans, and that vicious greeting card industry to sell their wares, whether they be electronics, legalistic religion, or saccharine images of the Holy Mother and Child.

Some retailers and even politicians have repented this sacrilage, and to commemorate the "holidays" instead, recognizing that lots of stuff goes on at the end of the year. I appreciate their more sensitive treatment of the Christian Holy Day, along with the other commemorations on other calendars.

Besides, all these people who talk about "putting the Christ back into Christmas" need first to take the plank from their own eye and put the "Mass" back into it. If you worship with the Christian Community when the Feast of the Incarnation falls on a Tuesday, then we'll have a chat.

I have declared war. Do not wish me a "Merry Christmas." I say "Bah, Humbug!" Instead, wish me a "blessed Advent," and "blessed day of commemoration of the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ." After awhile, it'll just roll off the tongue.

My first salvo, of course, was to support the closure of Southland Christian Church ...on December 25. Next, I will assemble my army!

And on that note, if anyone wants to buy me a Christmas present, you might check out my wishlist at Amazon.com - but it's better to buy from Bean Books!




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11 comments:

A said...

You can have mass on a Tuesday too ya know....

gotts put a two cents in. You always do. ;)

Kyle, have a blessed advent and a blessed day of commemoration of the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Amen

Kyle said...

Can and should!

Cheers, mate. Blessings on you as well.

Ben Finger said...

Happy Holidays!

Bill Bean said...

You are the nicest warmonger I know.

Caelius said...

Christos gennatai.

Kyle said...

Ha! Thanks, everybody. Have a blessed Advent.

-mike- said...

blessed day of commemoration of the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ.

You should talk to my friend, Brandt, about this. You two would definately get along!

dabrandt.blogspot.com

Kyle said...

Cheers Mike, I'll check out the blog.

#Debi said...

I hope Santa brings you everything you want...

Robbie said...

I hope santa leaves you a big fat lump of coal, you baby Jesus hater! jk. peace. and the baby Jesus banner rocks!

Anonymous said...

Christ is born -- glorify him!