posted on Dec, 24 2010 @ 03:28 PM
I'm an atheist, but we celebrate Christmas. It's a pretty secular holiday now in a lot of ways. So, we were standing in line to see Santa last
night and this old Jewish woman was behind us with her daughter-in-law, son, and grandkids going on and on and on about how obscene it all was.
Throughout the course of the line she loudly proclaimed:
- She would NEVER have been allowed to visit Santa as a kid
- She hates when Hanukkah comes too early and then they get no presents around xmas when everyone else does
- Santa isn't real and parents shouldn't tell their kids he is (yes in a line full of kids waiting to see Santa lol) and she expounded on this
giving examples of kids in her life that have been told the truth
- Told her grandson he should ask Santa for peace in Afghanistan (pfffft)
- Our founding fathers would NEVER have stood for such a public display of "religion"
And a whole bunch of other fairly offensive stuff related to the holiday and also stuff having nothing at all to do with Christmas ("you're making
THREE pies, for FOUR people???" on and on and on harping on her poor daughter in law who weathered it with the utmost grace).
As we were leaving and they were approaching Santa, I quietly leaned over and told her "9/11 was an inside job". I didn't stick around to see her
response. Hell I'm as liberal as they come, but she was just plain narrow minded.
Ironically, we were treated to a screening of How the Grinch Stole Christmas afterward, where I overheard an unkind comparison (by another parent) of
the old lady to the Grinch that was just spot on. Hahaha. Oh well, guess the Christmas spirit affects some people differently. Happy holidays ATS.