Thursday, December 23, 2010

More Christmas, Less Christianity

It’s the holidays and ’tis the season to celebrate our lives and spread joy to those in it.

While my respect for humanity has not diminished, I have come to appreciate other human beings less. This is especially true when people are in thrall to both senseless spending and senseless charity.

Let’s embrace the celebratory feast of the harvest season and marvel at surviving another year. If you have food in your stomach and a roof over your head on Christmas, you’re doing better than a lot of people. Be happy about that. Buy generous presents for those that you love, but don’t be gaudy about it.

We can do without the mind-numbing consumer nihilism or the hackneyed love fest foisted upon us by delusional Christianity. Both are sad sides to the same coin. Mindless altruism is no less a detriment of character than mindless consumerism.

Grab Christmas by the throat. Open that egg nog, breath deep the evergreen, and station yourself strategically under some mistletoe. Let’s resolve to mulch our enemies along with our Christmas trees.

Here’s to more Christmas and less Christianity. Merry Christmas.

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