Why I do not like Christmas
- Starting each October, Christians bombard us non-stop with Christian myths. They quote the bible in sonorous
tones as if it were the definitive word
of the creator of the universe.
- Hoary, kitschy, schmaltzy Christmas pop songs play over and over on the radio and in shopping malls.
- Christian-tinged stories that I have heard scores of times are dredged up to play on the radio as a special
- Advertisers convince people to buy gifts for strangers or near strangers. People nearly have nervous
breakdowns and go into debt to do this.
- Parents go to elaborate lengths to lie to their children about Jesus and Santa Claus.
- For three months each year, Christians sweep people who belong to every other religion (and atheists) off the
stage while Christians strut about pretending they are the only people on earth.
- Drunk drivers.
Why I like Christmas
- There is a greater proportion of classical music available the radio (and live). I still love Handel’s
Oratorio, even though I have heard it many times, and even though it is dripping with Christian propaganda.
- Christmas dinner has eggnog, turkey, peas,
Yummy High Cholesterol Squash Casserole
and flaming plum pudding.
- There is nothing to do on Christmas afternoon. It is the only time of year you are not expected to accomplish
~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)
- In Canada, we have freedom of religion. Surely that includes freedom from religion. The
CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
is a state corporation. It should not be promoting any particular religion. I ask them to limit their Christian
propaganda, music and stories to two days a year. Even that much is violating the constitution.
- Shopkeepers have every right to air whatever music they please, but I think they should wake up to the fact
that fewer and fewer of their customers are Christians who like gag-inducing Christian music, and air seasonal
non-Christian music instead.
- Radio stations and shopkeepers should vow to play each Christmas song no more than once per season.