First of all, and I mean bloody freakin first, I am not a loner or some washed up ol' pile of negativity living alone complaining in my solitude, no
I come from a loving home with adorable parents and two great sisters of whom the older has just given birth to a wonderful little baby girl Sophia,
so get me right about this thread because it will come out grumpier than the Grinch himself.
Still, this has to be said:
Christmas is closing in, one could even say that it is already here. At all the shops the windows are filled to the brim with decorations over this
vile festival of thoughtless consumption, people are choking in stress, the meat consumption leads to new hights in extreme slaughter and single
parents with more than one child are tearing their hair off in desperation over how to please their kids now that "everybody else" gets what they
I totally puke on this.
Everywhere, the commercials that poison the public areas with their merciless forcefeeding, takes on an uniform expression and adds another unwanted
stress to our already compromised personal sphere.
Buy! Buy! Buy!
Man, I am freaking out!!!
Now let's look at the holiday itself.
This is supposed to have something to do with Jesus, or at least, they claim it does. I am in doubt. Sereious doubt.
First, I am not even a Christian, but that does not matter because, secondly, this is not a Christian holiday.
How can one be so damn sure that this alledged
prophet, who might
have existed, was born on this exact
date? I am in sereious
doubt about that, since I am in sereious doubt about the whole Jesus-deal.
In Scandinavia, where I am from, Christmas is called "Jul", maybe more known to non-Scandinavians as "Yule". The origin of this word is disputed,
but it might refer to "Jolnir" or "Yolnir" as an alter-ego for Odin himself. Another common name for this festive is "Alfablót" meaning a
sacrificial festival to the Elves of light. The meaning of this holiday is to celebrate the longest night of the year, the 21st/22nd of
, thus sacrificing to the powers of light to make the darkness go away.
When Christianity came to us, some 1000 years ago, they could not defeat this ancient tradition the way they wanted, so they just swithced the date to
make it fit their agenda. The same goes for the spring festival, now know as Easter, in fact, the spring festival is split up into two different
occations with the 30th of April being the original type of celebration and Easter the Christianized version of it. There is supposed to be one in
early autumn also, serving as a harvest festival, but that one is eradicated (schools still have a holiday though).
So, the entire way of celebration Christmas as a Christian holiday is a big fat hoax
Even the colour (red), used as a seasonal colour, is way off.
The original colour is also disputed, but if you trace it back just some hundered years, or even less, Christmas was green
and Santa was
. What made him red? Coca Cola Company!
It is absoultely bizarre in my eyes that one corporation, providing low-grade beverages can
colour the most major holiday in the world! Especially since Cola is totally subdued the traditional Christmas beverage "Must" (or "Christmas
beverage"). Some people may differ in this oppinion, but those who do can go somewhere and do something, because you are out!
My God, feels like my head is going to burst any second now!
Even the spirit of Chirstmas is hypocritical at best.
We are supposed to show brotherhood and unite globally through peace and understanding. At the same time, we want to gather our closest friends and
to celebrate without the interferance of outsiders. We max our consumption, furthur depleating the little resources we have left on this
bleeding planet, eating insane ammounts of food in the seasonal buffét and further celebrating how the fewer consumes way above the more while
totally forgetting about world starvation, buying useless crap for gifts making the sweat-shops run even sweatier just to fill our seasonal greed.
I totally dispise what this holiday has become.
It is nothing what it should be.
I has been desecrated by a foregin religion and then it has been desecrated yet again by capitalism.
Uuuh, I could go on forever...
Christmas is the conspiracy!!!
[edit on 20-11-2008 by Raud]